Paris Update Events 23.09.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 27

Take back the streets!

On the Journée sans Voiture, all motor traffic will be banned in Paris, with the exception of buses, taxis and emergency vehicles, from 11am to 6pm. 

City of Paris

September 30-October 31

French food frenzy

A celebration of gourmet French food, as seen by scientists, chefs and artists, complete with tastings, at the Cité de la Gastronomie Paris-Rungis. 

La Villette, Paris

September 25-27

African cuisine

This year’s Food Temple puts the spotlight on African food. Tasting, masterclasses and more.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through September 27

Free outdoor theater

Many different performances, from improv to music recitals, will be represented at Le Rond-Point dans le Jardin, all while social distancing. Reservation required.

Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris

September 25-October 4

Foreign worlds in Paris

Thirty foreign cultural centers in Paris hold special events – exhibitions, performances and meetings with artists – for the Semaine des Cultures Étrangères. 

Various locations, Paris

Through September 27

Innovative literature festival

Festival Extra! promises to introduce you to literature going “beyond the page”: from musical literature to physical performance.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

September 24-27

Surf and skate on screen

Films inspired by surfing and skateboarding are screened at the unique Paris Surf and Skateboard Film Festival. Above: One of the short films to be screened, Jessie Ayles’ Waves, follows a group of South African girls who surf to escape the violence of their neighborhood.

October 12-18

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the traditions associated with it to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

September 26-28


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

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

September 25–October 4

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

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


October 3

Midnight arts

A variety of sites will stay open late (and the Métro will run all night) for special exhibitions and events duing the annual Nuit Blanche festivities.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 3

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

Through October 11

Flowers in Bercy Village

Bercy Village presents a summer Sky of Flowers, with 2,600 blossoms, painted in a classic style by Audray Roy-Camille, suspended above the village’s central street.

Bercy Village, Paris

September 30-November 13

Melodrama on film

For Tant qu’Il y Aura du Mélo, the melodrama or “women’s film” is reassessed in a new light.

Forum des images, Paris

November 7

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The annual Paris Pride Parade has been postponed to November 7, 2020.


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 24

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation presents Une Sirène à Paris (A Mermaid in Paris), directed by Mathias Malzieu.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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