Henri II, king of France from 1547 to 1559, is probably best-known for two things: his brazenly open relationship with his beautiful mistress, Diane de Poitiers – to the great chagrin of his wife, Catherine de Médicis – and his … Read More
In Paris, you never know where you’ll find a good restaurant. Busy streets and boulevards are often lined with mediocre ones, while a little treasure might be hidden away on a quiet backstreet. That was the case for Le Cadoret in … Read More
It certainly makes a good story: Molière, playing the role of Argan the hypochondriac in his play Le Malade Imaginaire, is said to have died onstage in the middle of the fourth performance on February 17, 1673. The reality is … Read More
Two days after the fire, Notre Dame looks much as it always has from a distance, except for the missing spire. Silver-helmeted firemen can be seen on the roof of the tower on the right. © Paris Update
What's Happening in Paris This Week
For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Through April 19
An exhibition of photographer Jason Gardner’s colorful images of carnival celebrations around the world.
Free concert in the Marais
Each Tuesday in April at 12:30, talented cellists and flautists will play for free. No reservation necessary.
Église des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Through April 19
Banlieues Bleues brings major jazz acts to the northern suburbs of Paris.
Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis
German filmmaker Wim Wenders will present E(motion), a montage combining elements from his entire œuvre, projected on the interior structure of the nave of the Grand Palais.
Grand Palais, Paris
Through April 26
Le Train Bleu welcomes renowned Lyon chef Mathieu Viannay (above) to take charge of the menu during the month of April.
Le Train Bleu, Paris
Travel fanatics get together at the Paris Travelers Festival to swap tales of their adventures.
Théâtre IVT, Paris
Through April 28
L’Éclat du Noir et Blanc celebrates contemporary films made in black and white.
Forum des Images, Paris
Through April 27
Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.
Various locations, France
April 18-May 4
Discovered in an attic in Toulouse 5 years ago, Caravaggio’s iconic work Judith and Holopherne will be exhibited in France for the first time, along with work by Daniel Buren.
Galerie Kamel Mennour (6, rue du Pont de Lodi), Paris
April 27-May 22
Fifty-three contemporary artists from 11 countries exhibit their art at the 64th Salon de Montrouge. Unusually for the art world, 60 percent of this year’s artists are women.
Beffroi de Montrouge, Montrouge
Through June 6
100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.
La Villette, Paris
April 20-June 30
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through 28 July
An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
April 18 and 21
Lost in Frenchlation presents C’est ça l’Amour (Real Love), directed by Claire Burger (Thursday) and Itinéraire d’un Enfant Gâté (Itinerary of a Spoiled Child), directed by Claude Lelouch (Sunday).