Paris Update Events 20.01.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

January 19

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Les Enfants des Autres, directed by Rebecca Zlotowski.

Luminor Hotel de Ville, Paris

January 19-22

Literary evenings

Readings, retrospectives on writers and other events in French libraries, bookshops, museums, etc. for the Les Nuits de la Lecture. This year’s theme is “fear.”

All over France

January 21-22

How to hit the road on two wheels

Everything you need to know to plan a bicycle road trip at the Festival International du Voyage à Vélo 2023.

All over France

Through January 24

Cheap films

During the Festival Cinéma Télérama, you can see a selection of last year’s best films for only €4 each with the pass available in Télérama magazine or on the Télérama website.

Various cinemas, all over France

Through January 30

Evolution in lights

Mini-Mondes en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on mi.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

Through January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.


February 3–5

Behind closed doors

Book now for Paris Face Cachéefor unusual experiences in places that are normally closed to the public, e.g., a candlelit visit to the historic Lycée Henri IV.

Various venues, Paris and suburbs

January 11-February 7


The official winter retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

Through February 9, 2023

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

Through February 18, 20233

Street art show

The exhibition Urbain de Paname,held in a former skating rink, presents the work of 30 street artists, including Banksy OBEY, Kaws and Invader.

Patinoire de Saint-Ouen

Through February 18

Dance festival

Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver. 

Various venues, Paris & suburbs

January 19-February 19

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and a number of events on the theme “Voir la Guerre et Faire la Paix.” 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through March 24

Through the Looking Glass

Explore imaginary worlds envisioned by great directors in a variety of cinematic forms at the Mondes Parallèles festival.

Forum des Images, Paris

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