Paris Update 05.02.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

February 14

Valentine’s Ball

Look ahead to Valentine’s Day: don’t miss tickets for the Paramour Le Bal, a charity ball raising funds for AIDS research in Paris’s beautiful Hôtel de Ville.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through February 4

Winter sales

Official four-week retail sales period.

All over France

Through March 1

Godard retrospective

Iconic New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard is celebrated through film screenings, discussion groups and lectures.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through February 24

Encounters of art old and new

For Construire comme Perriand, three young architects created “modules for living” in response to the work of designer Charlotte Perriand. An evening event will take place on February 7.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Through February 16

Free subtitled French films

My French Film Festival offers frees streaming of French movies.


Through Feb 7

World music

The Festival Au Fil des Voix presents concerts by musicians from Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Alhambra & Studio de l’Hermitage, Paris

February 5-9

Classic cars

Classic and unusual cars are on show with all the biggest manufacturers present at Rétromobile 2020. Above: Cars like the Peugeot 404 will be on show at the event. © Rétromobile.

Paris Expo, Paris

Through February 8

Winter dancing

The Faits d’Hiver festival presents new dance performances.

Various venues, Paris and suburbs

Through February 9

Contemporary art exhibit

Festival Hors Piste returns for its fifteenth year, this edition focusing on the constant stream of images with which we are constantly bombarded in the technological age.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

February 14-July 12

Contemporary art exhibit

40 works of art showcasing the heart as a visual symbol of romance are exhibited for Coeurs du Romantisme dans l’Art Contemporain.

Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris

February 12-16

Massive art salon

Some 2,000 artists show their work at Art Capital.

Grand Palais, Paris

February 22-23

Huge vintage fair

The Salon du Vintage returns to Paris, bringing vintage designer clothes and accessories, rare vinyl records and classic cars.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through March 1

Installation art

Irish artist Sam Keogh shares Knotworld, a unique exhibition about the underbelly of the city.

Centre Culturel Irlandais

Through March 8

World’s Fair architecture

An exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould, Architectures Éphémères, looks at temporary buildings created for 19th-century World’s Fairs in France.

Courbevoie, Île-de-France

Through February 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

February 7

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens Vivre sa Vie (« My Life to Live »), directed by Jean-Luc Godard. This is a classic screening in tribute to French new wave actress Anna Karina, who recently passed away.

Cinéma Studio 28, Paris

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