Parisian Proustians were perplexed in 2021 by the scarcity of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great French writer Marcel Proust. Happily, the Musée Carnavalet’s exhibition “Marcel Proust: Un Roman Parisien (A Parisian Novel)” arrived just … Read More
Old meets new in Paris’s lively Batignolles quarter, where the historic neighborhood stands next to a brand-new eco-district, with the sprawling Martin Luther King Park in its center. The buildings surrounding the park, each with its own quirky contemporary architecture, … Read More
Even though Amélie Nothomb’s new book, Premier Sang, is not the first openly autobiographical novel she has written – Le Sabotage Amoureux (1993), Stupeur et Tremblement (1999), Métaphysique des Tubes (2000) and Biographie de la Faim (2004) all draw inspiration … Read More
The Luxembourg Garden. Photo: Ron Fox
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 February 8
The official winter retail sales period.
Paris & most of France
Through February 14
French movies streamed online during the My French Film Festival. Feature films are free in many countries, and short films are free worldwide.
Readings, retrospectives on writers and other events in French libraries, bookshops, museums, etc. for the sixth edition of Nuit de la Lecture.
All over France
Through February 16
Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver.
Various venues, Paris & suburbs
Entry to the Pinault art collection at the Bourse de Commerce will be free between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday, February 5. Reserve a ticket on the website.
Bourse de Commerce, Paris
An adaptation of Verde’s opera Rigoletto for young people. Children can sing along during the interactive performances.
Théâtre de Champs-Elysées, Paris
After three days of reflection for EuroFabrique, students from top European art, design, theater and film schools will present their ideas about the future of Europe to the public on Feb. 10 from noon to 9pm.
Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
Through January 30
L’Évolution en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on the process of evolution.
Jardin de Plantes, Paris
Through February 13
The films of New Wave director Jacques Rivette are celebrated in a retrospective. Above:His 1958 film Paris Nous Appartient will be screened on January 19 and 27.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Lost in Frenchlation presents a Spanish-language special: Parallel Mothers, directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.