Paris Update Events 18.09.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 21

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Voie Royale, directed by Frédéric Mermoud.

Le Luminor, 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 5-8

Cutting-edge sculpture

C14 Paris, the Contemporary Ceramics Fair, spotlights the latest in the art form.

Mairie du 14ième arrondissement, 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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