Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Estival de Saint Germain-en-Laye
> Music festival featuring such francophone stars as Barbara Hendricks, Brigitte and Alexis HK. Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye, Sept. 25-Oct. 10.
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more, various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.
Fête de la Gastronomie
> Nationwide food festival, with tastings, special menus in restaurants and more, various locations, Sept. 25-27.
Festival des Ecrivains du Monde
> Literary festival organized by Columbia University and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Featuring A.S. Byatt, Edna O’Brien, Christine Angot, Gary Shteyngart, Javier Cercas and many others. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 25-27.
Festival d’Ile de France
> Concerts of classical, world, jazz and electronic music in various locations in Paris and other locations in the Ile de France, through Oct. 11.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year’s popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.
Festival Whisky Live Paris
> Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more. Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, Sept. 26-27.
Fête des Jardins
> Paris Garden Festival: meet the gardeners and landscape architects, take a gardening class, listen to music, etc. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 26-27.
Foire de Chatou
> Antique market and regional products fair. Chatou, Sept. 25-Oct. 4.
Journée sans Voiture
> Motor traffic will be banned in the center of Paris and in certain other areas and discouraged in the rest of the city from 11am to 6pm.
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz’Art, Paris, through Oct. 3.
Le Food Market
> Outdoor restaurant with stands selling cooked food and tables for eating. Boulevard Belleville (Métro: Menilmontant), Paris, Sept. 24.
> Outdoor exhibition of the work of 40 non-European photographers on the banks of the Seine. Promenade du Quai Branly, Paris, Through Nov. 22.
Street Food Temple
> All about street food, with tastings, roundtable discussions, concerts, exhibitions and more. Carreau du Temple, Paris, Sept 25-27.
Tous au Restaurant
> Participating restaurants offer two meals for the price of one. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 21-Oct. 4.