Paris Update EVENTS 29.09.2021

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

October 2

Harvest celebration

Wine tastings, pony rides and farm animals: fun for all the family at Argenteuil Harvest Festival.

Argenteuil, Île-de-France

October 6-10

Montmartre grape harvest

Montmartre goes all out to celebrate the Fête des Vendanges, with a parade, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, special menus in restaurants, wine tastings, a ball and more. Above: the Clos de Montmartre vineyard. Photo: The Good Life France.

Various locations, Paris

October 6-10

Science film festival

The free Atmophères Festival presents 20 fiction and documentary films dealing with a variety of science-related topics, plus exhibitions, virtual reality demos, and conferences.

Various locations, Courbevoie and La Défense

October 8-9


Screenings covering the best in photojournalism from the past year will be shown at La Villette for Visa Pour l’Image.

La Villette, Paris

October 1-3

Wine festival

Suresnes celebrates its wine harvest with a range of family fun during the Fête de la Vigne.

Suresnes, Île-de-France

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 8-24

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, 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

October 6

Paris through a writer’s eyes

The Pavilion de l’Arsenal presents a premier of five new episodes of Le Grand Paris des Écrivains, in which writers discuss a place in Paris which is significant to them.

Pavilion de l’Arsenal, 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

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 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

October 27-31

Art of today and tomorrow

Le Salon d’Automne’s festival presents contemporary art in all disciplines

2 Pavillons, avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

October 1

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Serre Moi Fort, directfollowed by a Q&A

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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