Paris Update Events 08.01.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through January 8

World’s largest ice-skating rink

The wonderful steel structure of the Grand Palais is turned into an enormous ice rink for the holidays.

Grand Palais, 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 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. Above: © Jardin des Plantes de Paris.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

January 12

Vintage cars galore

Over 700 vintage vehicles will drive through the streets of Paris for the 20th anniversary of the Traversée de Paris. The procession will set off from Vincennes and drive through every arrondissement of the city.

Vincennes, Paris

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 10

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens Chanson Douce (Lullaby), directed by Lucie Borteleau.

Studio 28, Paris

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