Paris Update Events 02.01.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

January 7

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Couleurs de L’Incendie, directed by Clovis Cornillac.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris

December 2-January 2

More illuminations

A number of light installations by the famous Groupe F and others will light up the Parc de la Villette for Lumières! during the festive season.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

December 14-January 2

Best of the New Wave

Classic New Wave films, including favorites like Jules et Jim and À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) will be screened during the festival La Nouvelle Vague: 21 Indispensables. Pictured above: a still from François Truffaut’s Les 400 Coups (400 Blows).

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

December 26-January 2

Holiday wonderland

The Festival du Merveilleux returns with a fabulous celebration of all things fairground.

Musée des Arts Forains, Paris

December 9-January 8

Student art show

Students at Beaux-Arts de Paris present original work for the exhibition “Le Théâtre des Expositions.”

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Through January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

January 11-February 7


The official winter retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

Through January 30

Evolution in lights

Mini-Mondes en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on mi.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

December 1-January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.


Through February 9, 2023

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

Through February 18, 20233

Street art show

The exhibition Urbain de Paname,held in a former skating rink, presents the work of 30 street artists, including Banksy OBEY, Kaws and Invader.

Patinoire de Saint-Ouen

January 16-February 18

Dance festival

Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver. 

Various venues, Paris & suburbs

January 19-February 19

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and a number of events on the theme “Voir la Guerre et Faire la Paix.” 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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