Paris Update This Week’s Events
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Top-of-the-line art and antiques
> The Biennale des Antiquaires, with 85 exhibitors. Grand Palais, Paris, through Sept. 18.
Contemporary arts festival
> The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.
> The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 17-18.
> Indian film festival. Musée Guimet, Paris, through Sept. 30.
Floating market on the Seine
> Food and wine from southwestern France at the Marchés Flottants du Sud-Ouest. Quai Montebollo, Paris, Sept. 16-18.
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, Sept. 17-18.
Two meals for the price of one
> Restaurants participating in Tous au Restaurant offer a second fixed-price menu for free. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 19-Oct. 2.
> Rock and indie rock concerts at the Eldorado Music Festival. Café de la Danse, Paris, Sept. 15-22.
Up-and-coming French groups
> Indie, rock, pop and R&B groups at the Festival inRocKs lab festival. La Gaïté Lyrique, Pars, Sept. 16-17.
French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Translation presents L’Économie du Couple (After Love). Studio 28, Paris, Sept. 16.
Free outdoor opera
> Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances at 3:30pm and 5pm. Bercy Village, Paris, Sept. 18 & 25.
Top of the tower
> The 16th-century Tour St. Jacques in the heart of Paris is temporarily open for guided tours and splendid views of the city. Reservation required. Paris, through Sept. 25.
Free classical concerts in the park
> The Festival Classique au Vert brings music to the Parc Floral (admission: €6) on summer weekends, Paris, through Sept. 18.
More classical music in a green setting
> The Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux is held in the Parc de Sceaux, Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 18.
Classical, world, jazz & electronic Music
> The Festival d’Ile de France holds concerts in various locations in Paris and elsewhere, through Oct. 9.
> The popular Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire is held annually in the park of the Château de Chaumont in Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.
Especially for kids
> The Festival les Pestacles offers concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 28.
Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.
Music on the beach
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs at La Plage de Glaz’Art. Paris, through Oct. 1.
Hitchcock’s silent films
> The festival Les Neufs Films Muets d’Alfred Hitchcock presents all the silent movies by the master of suspense. Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through Sept. 27.
Free dance performances in national monuments
> Monuments en Mouvement stages dance performances in sites like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and more. Various locations, through Sept. 19.