Paris Update Events 12.09.18

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 16

Take back the streets!

On the Journée sans Voiture, most motor traffic will be banned in Paris from 11am to 6pm. 

City of Paris

September 15-16

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 19-22

Crime-writing festival

Conversations with Irish crime writers, including Benjamin Black (John Banville), Jo Spain and Alex Barclay, at the Noire Emeraude festival.

Irish Cultural Centre, Paris

September 14-16

Authors galore

A hundred authors – among them Amélie Nothomb, Nancy Huston, Donna Leon and Marc Levy – will be on hand at the Forum Fnac Livres for signings, debates and more.

Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Through September 16

Top-of-the-line art and antiques

The Biennale Paris (formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires) is now an annual event, with 95 exhibitors.

Grand Palais, 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 15-16

Photojournalism festival onscreen

Visa pour l’Image, the annual festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, puts on a show in Paris with giant screens showing featured reportages for free.

La Villette, Paris

September 8-15

Design mania

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

Various locations, Paris

September 15-23

Dance festival

Échelle Humaine presents works by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Andros Zins-Browne, Eleanor Bauer and Radouan Mriziga.
Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

September 15-16

Vintage car show

A hundred vintage-car collectors gather at the Suresnes Auto Rétro, with a fantastic view of Paris, and offer rides in their classic vehicles to the public.

Terrasse du Fécheray, Suresnes

Through September 30

Free outdoor opera

Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances on Sundays at 3:30pm and 5pm.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through September 16

Classical concerts in the park

Summer concerts at the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux. 

Parc de Sceaux

Through September 29

Clubbing on the “beach”

Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.

Glaz’Art, Paris

September 14-16

Floating market on the Seine

Food and wine from southwestern France at the Marchés Flottants du Sud-Ouest.

Quai Montebollo, Paris

Through September 16

Tribal art walk

Sixty galleries put on special shows for Parcours des Mondes

Saint Germain des Prés, ParisS

September 16

Roller-blade marathon

The Paris Rollers Marathon starts and ends at the Eiffel tower.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

September 14

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Julien Guetta’s Roulez Jeunesse, preceded by a comedy show.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris

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