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    Follow our cityguide throughout the year.
    Exhibitions, sports events, highlights…



    Maison & Objet trade fair
    From 18 to 22 January
    Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
    An unmissable event for design and decoration enthusiasts. Open to everyone, both interior design professionals and individuals looking for inspiration.

    French Ice Hockey Cup Final
    21 January
    Accor Arena, Paris.

    Van Gogh at the Musée d’Orsay
    Until 4 February 2024
    Musée d’Orsay.
    Delve into the troubled mind of Van Gogh through a poignant and immersive exhibition exploring the final months of the artist’s life. A unique opportunity to see his masterpieces and get to the heart of his visionary talent. You can also see his artworks in a new light through an immersive virtual reality experience.

    Shapes & Forms at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent
    Until 14 January 2024
    Musée Yves Saint Laurent.
    A fascinating look at the designer’s creations, revealing his genius and his major influence on contemporary fashion. Discover his remarkable creations and his innovative view of fashion through an extraordinary selection of iconic pieces.

    LEGO Harry Potter exhibition
    Until 21 January 2024
    Hôtel de Ville de Puteaux
    Experience the magic of Harry Potter through a spellbinding LEGO exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville de Puteaux. It’s an original and exciting way to explore Hogwarts and Diagon Alley, offering a unique experience for fans of all ages.



    Paris Face Cachée or the hidden side of Paris
    February 2024
    Visit locations usually closed to the public. For 48 hours, you’ll have the chance to discover the unseen side of Paris.

    Valentine’s Day
    14 February
    Paris is THE city of love. The ideal opportunity to take a dinner cruise on the Seine with your other half.

    Paris International Agricultural Show
    From 24 February to 3 March 2024
    Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
    A fascinating insight into the world of French agriculture, combining rural traditions, innovations and the chance to taste local specialities from France and around the world.

    Chinese New Year 2024
    Sunday 18 February 2024
    One week after the first day of the Chinese calendar, come and be part of a spirited celebration at the Chinese New Year parade, the grand finale of the city’s steadfast traditions. From midday on Sunday 18 February 2024, along Avenue de Choisy, Porte de Choisy and Avenue d’Ivry, a symphony of Chinese music, traditional costumes and captivating dragon dances will make for an unforgettable parade.

    The Art of the Brick: LEGO® art exhibition
    Until 3 March 2024
    Go to Les Galeries Montparnasse to enter a mind-boggling creative world where LEGO bricks come to life in recreations of iconic masterpieces, offering a unique immersive experience for children and adults alike. An artistic journey not to be missed!



    Paris Half-Marathon by Harmonie Mutuelle
    3 March
    A 21 km race through the French capital to (re)discover the best-known monuments.

    European Artistic Crafts Days
    From 2 to 7 April 2024n
    A unique event honouring the artistic crafts sector.

    Salon Mondial du Tourisme
    From 14 to 17 March 2024
    Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
    This trade fair brings together travel experts to help you plan your next adventures, offering a mine of information for unforgettable getaways.

    Aura sound and light show at the Dôme des Invalides
    Until 30 April 2024
    Dôme des Invalides.
    Dive into an innovative sensory experience with ‘Aura’ at the Dôme des Invalides: a captivating show combining music, lights and video projections that enhance the architectural grandeur of this iconic place. An immersive artistic experience not to be missed, offering an engrossing visual and auditory journey.

    L’égypte des Pharaons (Egyptian Pharaohs)
    9 February 2024 to 5 January 2025
    Step inside the Egypt of the Pharaohs at the Atelier des Lumières! You’ll be taken on an odyssey through 3,000 years of this ancient civilisation. From the gods to the legendary Pharaohs, the spectacular temples to the mysteries of the royal tombs, explore their fascinating world.



    Schneider Electric Paris Marathon
    7 April
    Starting on the Champs-Élysées to cover 42.195 km around the most beautiful boulevards of the French capital.

    Paris Book Festival
    From 12 to 14 April
    At the temporary Grand Palais Éphémère, authors, editors, and readers meet in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

    Notre-Dame de Paris: From Builders to Restorers
    15 February 2023 to 29 April 2024
    Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
    Tells the story of this historic icon, shining a light on the skilled workers behind its construction and the efforts to restore the cathedral for a fascinating glimpse into its past and future.

    Loading : L’art urbain à l’ère numérique
    6 December 2023 to 21 July 2024
    Grand Palais Immersif.
    This exhibition celebrates contemporary urban art in the digital era, offering a captivating immersive experience, blending street art with new technologies and brimming with creativity.



    Foire de Paris
    From 1 to 12 May
    Held at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, this event is a must for exploring a wide range of exhibitors across home items, food and drink, leisure and the latest trends, offering a varied experience for visitors looking for new discoveries and innovations.

    The European Night of Museums
    18 May
    Across Europe, museums will remain open late into the night, free of charge: Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Invalides, and more.

    From 20 May to 9 June
    The unmissable event for tennis lovers, at Porte d’Auteuil.

    Grand Steeple Chase
    18 and 19 May 2024
    One of France’s most legendary horse races, held at the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. Many different family activities are proposed over two days.



    Fête de la musique (World Music Day)
    21 June
    Hundreds of free, open-air concerts all around Paris.

    Solidays festival
    From 28 to 30 June 2024
    A music festival organised by the AIDS charity Solidarité Sida, at the Paris Longchamp racecourse. Artists to take the stage will include Martin Garrix, Sam Smith, Louise Attaque, Tiakola and SDM.

    Johnny Hallyday exhibition at Paris Expo
    22 December 2023 to 19 June 2024
    Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
    This exhibition pays tribute to the French music legend, offering a moving insight into the life and artistic legacy of this iconic rocker.

    Freestyle 2024
    22 & 23 June 2024
    Espace Périphérique de la Villette.
    This event is a must for extreme sports enthusiasts, offering spectacular performances and edge-of-your-seat competitions in a vibrant and dynamic setting.


    • Lollapalooza Paris

    From 21 to 23 July 2023
    Join the supercharged crowd at Lollapalooza Paris and catch some of the world’s most famous artists on the stage over two days of epic performances. Immerse yourself the electrifying atmosphere of this unmissable festival and make some unforgettable memories.

    • La Nuit aux Invalides

    From 16 July to 07 September 2023
    Experience this astounding visual and audio event that brings the façades of the famous Hôtel des Invalides building to life. A captivating immersive trip through the history of Paris with monumental projections accompanied by mesmerising music and narration.

    • Paris Plages

    From 8 July to 3 September 2023
    Let yourself be carried away by the summery atmosphere in the heart of Paris thanks to the flagship event of the summer. Relax on the beaches along the banks of the River Seine, enjoy some water sports, lay back in the relaxation areas and take part in a range of activities that both young and old will love. A unique experience that makes Paris feel just like a seaside town, even if only for a few months.

    • Paris Jazz Festival

    From 28 June to 6 September 2023
    Experience the bewitching universe of jazz against the backdrop of the lush Parc Floral de Paris. Check out some of the big names and emerging talents in jazz and let yourself be carried away by the enchanting melodies that fill the summer air.

    • The Tour de France

    23 July 2023
    After the Grand Départ from the Spanish city of Bilbao, join the peloton as they race up the Champs-Élysées on Sunday 23 July.


    • Open-air cinema in La Villette

    From 19 July to 20 August
    Settle down under the stars in the Parc de la Villette and enjoy a film. Discover classic films, contemporary works of art and some jewels of international cinema in a magical and friendly setting.

    • Rock en Seine Festival

    From 23 to 27 August 2023
    Check out one of the biggest music festivals in France which is held each year in the picturesque Domaine National de Saint-Cloud park. With an eclectic programme featuring artists from the worlds of rock, electro and hip-hop, the festive and energetic atmosphere at Rock en Seine will leave you with some unforgettable memories.

    • Starry Night at Parc de la Villette

    11, 12 and 13 August 2023
    Join groups of amateur and professional astronomers for a special evening observing the stars. In the immense Parc de la Villette, far away from the bright lights of the city, discover the wonders of the starry skies through telescopes and participate in fascinating workshops and conferences. A unique experience for astronomy lovers and anyone interested in learning more about the nights skies, no matter their age.

    • Fête des Loges

    From 30 July to 20 August
    The Fête des Loges dates back over 350 years and is thought to be one of the oldest funfairs in Europe. It takes its name from the Forest of Saint-German-En-Laye, which is also known as the “Forêt des Loges”.


    • European Heritage Days

    From 16 to 17 September
    The European Heritage Days offers visitors a rare opportunity to visit the architectural and cultural treasures of Paris. Explore historical sites that are usually inaccessible to the general public, like châteaux, museums and iconic monuments, while learning more about the fascinating history of the city. Travel back in time and marvel at the rich heritage of Paris.

    • Paris Garden Festival

    From 20 to 24 September
    The Tuileries Garden, Parc de la Villette and the Luxembourg Garden, discover the famous green spaces of the city transformed into floral paradises. Enjoy the fun and educational activities on offer for the whole family, including gardening workshops, guided tours and conferences on horticulture.

    • Jazz à la Villette Festival

    From 30 August to 10 September
    With over 250 artists and 40 concerts, this event brings together iconic jazz artists and new stars and offers an array of new and original creations for visitors to enjoy.

    • La Parisienne Race

    10 September 2023
    La Parisienne is a women-only race that covers 6.7 km. It’s the second largest race in France and the biggest women-only race in Europe. Around 30,000 women take part each year.

    • Fête de l’Humanité

    From 15 to 17 September
    Also known as the Fête de l’Huma, this festival is the largest popular gathering in France, attracting over 500,000 visitors each year, and is organised by L’Humanité newspaper. This event offers attendees unforgettable moments where the values of solidarity, fraternity, freedom, equality, social justice and peace take on their full meaning.


    • Sports events

    08/10 : 20km de Paris
    Running race through the streets of Paris. Finish line beneath the Eiffel Tower.

    du 28/10 au 05/11 : Rolex Paris Masters
    The biggest tennis tournament in France after Roland Garros.

    • Festivals diary

    From 11 to 15/10 : Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre
    Come and celebrate the arrival of the Montmartre Vineyard’s latest vintage

    From 28/10 to 01/11 : The Salon du Chocolat
    Tastings and workshops for chocolate lovers.

    From 26 to 29/10 : Kidexpo
    An event 100% dedicated to families with more than one hundred activities.

    • Artistic discoveries

    03/06 : La Nuit Blanche
    As soon as the sun sets, follow a night-time trail to the four corners of the French capital, with surprises galore in store, including sensory experiences, contemporary works and monuments.


    • Artistic discoveries

    From 9 to 12 Nov: The 25th edition of Paris Photo
    An international art fair dedicated to historical and contemporary photography

    Exhibition: The World of Banksy
    Musée Banksy

    • Festivals diary

    16/11 : Beaujolais Nouveau
    The arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau is celebrated in bistros and cafés all over Paris

    From mid-November: Christmas markets
    Christmas markets are held in all of Paris’ neighbourhoods


    • Artistic discoveries

    Until 23/01/2023: The Friends Experience
    An immersive experience in the TV series’ most iconic sets, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

    In december: Department store window displays
    Each year, these are true works of art, full of inventiveness and surprises

    • Festivals diary

    Until the beginning of January 2023: Ice rink
    Several open-air ice rinks are set up around the French capital.

    Until 08/01/2023: Disneyland Paris
    The 30th anniversary celebration: a magical Christmas experience.

    • Our favourite pick

    Admire the most beautiful Christmas lights aboard a panoramic bus. A tour with commentary and traditional carols. A blanket, hot drink and Christmas lollipops are handed out to children before the departure.