Paris Update Events 24.11.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris


Christmas markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 18

Looking forward

GESTE Paris 2021, an art exhibition/conference will include meetings with artists and installations on the theme of imagining the future. Make an appointment on the website.

10 Rue Croix des Petits Champs, Paris

Throughout December

Festive activities

Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.

Various locations, Paris

December 3-6

Gourmet food fair

Just in time for Christmas, the Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands brings together 300 gourmet food producers from the regions of France.

Espace Champerret, Paris

December 3-4

Wine fair

The Grand Tasting features both big-name wineries and up-and-coming ones, along with master classes and food-and-wine pairing workshops.

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

December 2-5

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the 40th annual Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

Through January 1

The Music of Cole Porter

The show “Cole Porter in Paris” celebrates the music of one of the best-known American ex-pats in Paris during the Roaring Twenties.

Thêatre de Châtelet, Paris

Through January 2

Christmas lights

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte will be decorated with lights inspired by animals from fables for Vaux-le-Vicomte en Lumières. Photo:© Vaux-le-Vicomte.

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

Through November 28

The art of photocopying

Copy art, artistic practices that incorporate Xerox machines into their process, is celebrated at Copy This!

Librairie du Bal, Paris

November 27

Guided walk

WeWard, a charity dedicated to getting people active, will put on 14 simultaneous guided 5k walks in cities across France and Belgium. The Paris walk kicks off from the Quai Jacques Chirac at 3pm, taking walkers along the banks of the Seine and ending at the Pont Louis Philippe.

Quai Jacques Chirac, Paris

Through November 28

Iceland in paintings

Franco-American painter Valérie Boyce captures the landscapes of Iceland in her work.

Salle Louis Lemaire, Parmain

December 3-4

English-language book sale

SOS Help is back with a classic “Bag of Books” Sale: pay €15 to enter and take as many books as you want. Proceeds benefit the English-language SOS Helpline.

Bill and Rosa’s Book Room, Boulogne-Billancourt

Through December 1

Local photography

Photography takes centre stage at the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e. 

Various locations, Paris 10

Through November 30

LGBTQ+ film

Chéries Chéris, Paris’s international LGBTQ+ film festival, returns.

MK2, Paris

November 29

Joni Mitchell’s influence

Haim Isaacs and friends perform songs by the iconic American songwriter for Joni Mitchell à Jerusalem.

La Pomme d’Ève, Paris

Through December 22

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through January 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

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

Through January 16

Fashion meets film

Some of cinema’s most iconic costumes along with the films in which they appeared will be on show at the Cinémathèque, selected by a legend of haute couture for Cinémode Par Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 25

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Les Héroïques, directed by Maxime Roy.

L’Entrepôt, 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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