Paris Update Events 11.09.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 15

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Jane par Charlotte, directed by Charlotte Gainsbourg.

L’Entrepôt Cinéma, Paris

September 15-17

Laughs galore

Live Nation’s Comedy Stop Festival, with a lineup of stand-up comedians including the popular British comedian Paul Taylor.

Apollo Theater, Paris

September 15-17

Left-wing fun

The Fête de l’Humanité, the Communist Party newspaper’s annual festival, will feature concerts (Mass Hysteria, Robespierre, Les Vulves Assassines and many, many more), debates, exhibitions, etc.

Base 217, Plessis-Pâté/Brétigny-sur-Orge

September 15-17

Meet the press

During the Festival du Monde, the prestigious daily newspaper Le Monde opens its doors to the public to meet its journalists, visit its facilities and attend workshops and debates. Dance performances and DJ sets will be held on the building’s forecourt.

Le Monde headquarters & MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris

September 16-17

Heritage days

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

Various locations, Paris

September 17

Take back the streets!

On the Journée Paris Respire, motor traffic (with the exception of buses, taxis and emergency vehicles) will be banned in parts of Paris, notably the Champs-Élysées and the 1st through 4th arrondissements from 11am to 6pm. 

City of Paris

Through September 17

Shaping up for the Olympics

Sports meet the arts for Festival Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

September 21

Street food

This edition of the street-food pop-up Le Food Market, will feature a Biergarten.

1-34, boulevard de Belleville, Paris

September 22

Book launch

Everyone is invited to the launch of The Best of A Flaneur’s Guide to Paris, Left & Right Bank, RSVP via the contact form on

Au Caveau Montpensier, Paris

August 31–September 22

Fashion on film

The retrospective Cinema and Fashion in 20 Indispensable Films includes everything from Fellini’s Roma to Phantom Thread.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

September 23

Dancing in the streets

The annual Techno Parade starts at noon, with after parties to keep on moving.

Paris (see website for route details)

September 8–24

Big top festival

The pop-up Village du Cirque festival features all types of performances, even a queer act called “Dicklove.”

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

September 22-24

Vegie delicacies

Vegetable dishes will take pride at the Food Temple Végétal.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

September 23-30

Dueling Duets

A series of concerts of two-handed piano pieces at the Rungis Piano-Piano Festival.

Various, Rungis

September 30

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie d’Artistes Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

September 30

Urban Farm Festival

The eco-conscious Ici C’est Prairie festival includes concerts, DJ sets, a “hip-hop village” and food trucks on an experimental farm in the city.

La Prairie du Canal, Bobigny

Through September 30

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 30 and Friday in July and August, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles. 

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

September 22–October 1

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair just outside Paris on the Impressionists Island makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

Through October 1

Free outdoor art

Monumental works by eight international contemporary artists are on show during the Extatiques festival.

La Défense & La Seine Musicale, Paris

Weekends through October 8

The New Place des Théâtres

Paris’s Place du Châtelet is no more. Vive la Place des Théâtres, the square’s new name, in celebration of the reopening of the Théâtre de la Ville, now the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt (its original name, changed by the Nazi occupiers because she was Jewish). On weekends during the month of September, a series of free events will be held there and in its companion theater, the Théâtre du Châtelet.

Place des Théâtres, Paris

October 9

Paralympic tickets

Tickets for the 2024 Paralympic Games go on sale online.

Online, Paris

September 28-October 28

Local photography

An exhibition of the work of eight laureates of the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, who trained their cameras on residents of the 10th arrondissement.

Mairie du 10ème Arrondissement, Paris 10

Through December 21, 2023

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading international talents in art, dance, film, theater and more.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

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