Paris Update 15.01.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through February 4

Winter sales

Official four-week retail sales period.

All over France

January 16

Masquerade ball

Step into nineteenth century Paris for a masked ball at the Musée d’Orsay. Cheap prices and free for EU citizens under the age of 26.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

January 30

Help the homeless

The people of Paris come together for Nuit de la Solidarité, an annual mass operation to help those sleeping on the city’s streets. Sign-ups are available in all arrondissements.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 21

Cheap films

During the Festival Cinéma Télérama, you can see a selection of last year’s best films for only €3.50 each with the pass available in Télérama magazine or on the Télérama websiteAbove: Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-nominated Parasite will be one of the films shown.

Various cinemas, all over France

January 24-February 1


Paris Cocktail Week offers master classes, special restaurant menus with cocktail/food pairings and other festivities.

Various venues, Paris

Through March 1

Godard retrospective

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

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

January 16–February 16

Free subtitled French films

My French Film Festival offers frees streaming of French movies.


January 18

Night of reading

Author readings, retrospectives on writers and other events fill France’s libraries and bookshops for the third edition of Nuit de la Lecture.

All over France

Through January 19

Festival of lights

The ocean is the theme at this year’s edition of Espèces en Voie d’Illumination, a unique nighttime light festival.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

January 24-March 1

Installation art

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

Centre Culturel Irlandais

Through February 2

Paul Schrader retrospective

The work of another great director, this time hailing from the New Hollywood generation, is brought to light in Dans la Tête de Paul Schrader.

Forum des Images, Paris

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 January 25

Alfred Hitchcock retrospective

The master of suspense is celebrated in a two-month-long retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

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

January 16

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens J’ai Perdu Mon Corps (“I Lost my Body“), directed by Jérémy Caplin.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville

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