Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Spotted by C’est Ironique ( humorist David Jaggard, who comments: “Someone on Rue Dancourt deserves a Nobel Prize for slovenly housekeeping: they finally got around to throwing out the old Christmas tree – on December 4.”

What's Happening in Paris This Week

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Christmas markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Throughout December

Festive activities

Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.

Various locations, Paris

December 8-9

Independent winter market

One-of-a-kind gifts await you at the Klin d’Œil winter market. © Celine Saby

Discover unusual interior design, fashion and food at this winter edition of the popular Klin d’Œil collaboration with the Carreau du Temple.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Throughout December

Spotlight on Egyptian cinema

A retrospective celebrates the career of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine.

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through December 22

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Through December 18

Dance photography

Captivating photographs of dancers at Gabriela Rosa de Silva’s Danse Poétique.

Maison de la Via Associative et Citoyenne, Paris

Through December 8

Noise in the library

Festival Monte le Son: This year’s festival in Paris libraries focuses on “the voice.” Expect music ranging from opera to metal.

Various libraries, Paris

December 1-12

Cinema in 35mm

Classic and modern films in 35mm are celebrated at Tous les 35 du Mois.

Forum des Images, Paris

Tuesdays through December 18

Classical music in the Marais

A range of talented musicians perform at free (donation requested) midday concerts for Les Midis Trente (no website yet; contact for details).

Eglise des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

December 7

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Un Homme Pressé (A Man in a Hurry), directed by Hervé Mimran.

Cinéma Studio 28, Paris