Paris Update Events 27.11.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through November 30

“Underground” exhibition

“The Truth in Disguise” features photography and image-based works by 20 artists, among them Idris Khan, Andreas Gursky, Joel-Peter Witkin, Joan Foncuberta and Marina Abramović & Ulay. RSVP required for events. Above: “MoneyBag” (2016), by Yuken Teruya.

First arrondissement, Paris

December 7-8

Open Studios in the 20th arrondissement

Artists open their studios to the public for Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés.

Various locations in the 20th arrondissement, Paris

Through January 19

Festival of lights

© MNHN – F-G. Grandin

The ocean is the theme at this year’s edition Espèces en Voie d’Illumination, a unique nighttime light festival.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

Throughout December

Festive activities

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

Various locations, Paris


Christmas markets

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

Various locations, Paris

November 29-December 2

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

November 29-30

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

November 28-December 1

Independent winemakers’ fair

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

Porte de Versailles, Paris

December 6

Star chefs at home

The best chefs in the field leave their kitchens for one night to cook for eight in your home – Paris reservations for Grand Fooding open November 25.

Various locations

December 2-6

Feminism on film

Women’s rights meet cinema at the Festival Droits des Femmes & Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 1

Postcards from America

In the exhibition “Americana,” photographer Anne Hollande shows images taken in the USA between 2010 and 2018.

La Bellevilloise, Paris

Through March 8

World’s Fair architecture

An exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould, Architectures Éphémères, looks at temporary buildings created for 19th-century World’s Fairs in France.

Courbevoie, île-de-France

November 28-29

Dance duo

Endo mixes painting and dance in a unique brand of performance art.

Carreaux de Temple, Paris

November 29-January 25

Alfred Hitchcock retrospective

The master of suspense is celebrated in a two-month long retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Through December 8

Engraving festival

Engravers from around the world gather for the nineteenth Biennale Internationale de la Gravure.

Sarcelles, France

Through November 30

Modern jazz

Jazz musicians from around the world come together for the month-long Jazzycolors Festival.

Forum des Instituts Culturels Étrangers and various venues around Paris

Through December 21

Experimental audiovisuals

Vidéobox welcomes Fresnoy, an internationally recognized incubator for emerging, innovative artists in the audiovisual field.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through December 31

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 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

November 28

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation presents Chambre 212 (On a Magical Night), directed by Christophe Honoré.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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