Paris Update Events 22.09.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through October 3

Long-awaited wrap

“Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped,” by the late Christo and Jeanne-Claude, is finally a reality. Don’t miss it! The Place de l’Étoile will be pedestrianized during the coming two weekends so the public can get a close-up view.

Place de l’Étoile

September 17–26

The cinema today

Eleven recent films chosen by the famed revue Cahiers du Cinéma will be screened and commented on by the journal’s editorial team during Le Cinéma comme Il Va #2.

Centre Pompidou

October 2

Midnight culture

Art of all types will be on display in the streets of Paris late into the night during the annual Nuit Blanche festivities. The Métro will run all night.

Various locations, Paris

October 11-17

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 16

Cinema’s Lone Wolf

A retrospective of the works of American screenwriter, director, novelist and producer Richard Brooks, notoriously protective of his creative control.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

September 24-26

Paradise in Paris

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

Hippodrome d’Auteuil, Paris

Through October 3

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

September 24-26

Rare book fair

Some 170 bookshops will present their latest and rarest discoveries at the Salon du Livre Rare et de l’Objet d’Art.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

September 22-26

Street fair

Urban Week celebrates street life with art, food, music and walks.

La Défense, Paris

September 23-26

Surf and skate on screen

Films inspired by surfing and skateboarding are screened at the unique Paris Surf and Skateboard Film Festival.

Cinéma l’Entrepôt, 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 25-27


Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

Through September 26

Dance festival

Échelle Humaine presents works by leading contemporary choreographers.

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

Through October 5

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

Through November 21

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 10

Candlelit Chateau

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through October 3

Street art

Portuguese street artist Vhils presents Trace, a new retrospective exhibition including art from throughout his career.

Fluctuart, Paris

Through November 7

New views of Paris

The Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris’s 4th arrondissement has recently reopened. Climb the tower to see panoramic views of the city.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

Through October 13

Natural history

Artists’ covers for an imagined Paris magazine modeled on The New Yorker chart the history of Paris’s Jardin des Plantes museum for the exhibition The Parisianer, Chroniques du Muséum.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

September 23

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents spy spoof OSS 117: Alerte Rouge en Afrique Noire (OSS 117: From Africa with Love), directed by Nicolas Bedos.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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