Paris Update Events 14.09.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 14

Art fair

Some 60 galleries representing a huge range of artistic styles take part in Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, Paris

September 15

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Noémie Merlant’s Mi Iubita Mon Amour.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

September 18

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

September 14-18

Fun in the urban jungle

Urban Week features art installations, concerts and sports demonstrations.

Parvis de La Défense, Paris

September 15-18

Contemporary art party

DJ sets, performances, workshops and participative art at the Alliance des Corps Festival.

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

September 15-18

Street art fair

Thirty international galleries specializing in urban art will present their artists at the District 13 Art Fair.

Hotel Drouot, Paris

September 15-18

Outsider art

This edition of the Outsider Art Fair will feature 30 exhibitors from 24 cities.

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

September 16-18

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 parvis.

Le Monde headquarters & MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris

September 16-18

Paradise in Paris

The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with free concerts, performances, stand-up comedy, workshops, talks and more. Reserve on the website.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

September 17-18

Heritage days

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

Various locations, Paris

Through September 22

Aqua Mater

Sebastião Salgado‘s stunning black-and-white nature photos on the theme of water are exhibited in a bamboo structure designed by architect Simón Vélez. Above: Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the Hoanib Valley, Damaraland, Namibia (2005). © Sebastião Salgado

Parvis de la Défense, Courbevoie

Through September 23

River art

Sens Dessus Dessous: art honoring the upcoming Paris Paralympic Games adorns several Paris bridges.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 23

Bring Pisano to France

The Musée de Cluny, Paris’s medieval museum, is seeking donations for the acquisition of a stunning Christ crucified figure in ivory by 13th-century Tuscan artist Giovanni Pisano.


September 24

Dancing in the streets

The annual Techno Parade takes place from noon to 7pm, with “after” parties to keep on moving.

Paris (see website for route details)

September 24

Open-air art

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

Place de la Réunion, Paris

September 9-25

Days at the Circus

Derring-do at the Village du Cirque festival.

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

September 23-25

Portuguese delicacies

Food and tableware from Portugal will be featured at the Food Temple festival.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through September 28

A Peek at Puglia

Italophiles should not miss this free exhibition, “Apulia, Mystères des Pouilles entre Terre, Pierres et Mer,” on the fascinating region of Puglia in an 18th-century mansion with a lovely garden.

Institut Culturel Italien, Paris

September 3-30

Art on the Butte

The iconic windmill-topped Montmartre restaurant Moulin de la Galette hosts “Visages et Silhouettes,” an exhibition of the paintings of Anna Joffo.

Moulin de la Galette, Paris

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, 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 23–October 2

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

September 3-October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Galerie Richard, Paris

September 3–October 30


The king of melodrama, director Douglas Sirk, is the subject of a retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9, 2022

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

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