Paris Update Events 15.09.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 18-19

Heritage days

The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. 

Various locations, Paris

Through October 16

Cinema’s Lone Wolf

A retrospective of the works of American screenwriter, director, novelist and producer Richard Brooks, notoriously protective of his creative control. Above: his iconic adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) will be one of the films screened.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

September 24-26

Paradise in Paris

The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with free concerts, performances, stand-up comedy, workshops, talks and more. Sign up on the website.

Hippodrome d’Auteuil, Paris

Through October 3

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

September 14-21

Film festival

Independent French and American cinema at the 10th Champs-Élysées Film Festival.

Various venues, Paris

September 24-26

Rare book fair

Some 170 bookshops will present their latest and rarest discoveries at the Salon du Livre Rare et de l’Objet d’Art.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

September 22-26

Street fair

Urban Week celebrates street life with art, food, music and walks.

La Défense, Paris

September 23-26

Surf and skate on screen

Films inspired by surfing and skateboarding are screened at the unique Paris Surf and Skateboard Film Festival.

Cinéma l’Entrepôt, 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

September 25-27


Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

Through September 18

Design mania

One hundred design-related events happen all over the city during Paris Design Week.

Various locations, Paris

September 20-26

Dance festival

Échelle Humaine presents works by leading contemporary choreographers.

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

September 20-October 5

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

Through November 21

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 10

Candlelit Chateau

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through October 3

Street art

Portuguese street artist Vhils presents Trace, a new retrospective exhibition including art from throughout his career.

Fluctuart, Paris

Through November 7

New views of Paris

The Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris’s 4th arrondissement has recently reopened. Climb the tower to see panoramic views of the city.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

Through October 13

Natural history

Artists’ covers for an imagined Paris magazine modeled on The New Yorker chart the history of Paris’s Jardin des Plantes museum for the exhibition The Parisianer, Chroniques du Muséum.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

September 18

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents a premier of Nous (We), directed by Alice Diop.

Publicis Cinéma, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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