Cultural outings in Paris over the Christmas period

The festive season is the opportunity to discover numerous top shows, exhibitions, circuses, celebrations …

Visiteur exposition © Samuel Zeller via Unsplash

The Christmas and New Year period offers a packed line-up of offbeat, not-to-be-missed and exciting new events … From big circus companies to shows on ice, theatrical productions, musicals, one-man shows, concerts and ballets … So much to choose from!

This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest top exhibitions.

Marie-Antoinette at the Conciergerie

Marie Antoinette Métamorphoses d'une image

Marie-Antoinette, metamorphses of an image
Until 26 January 2020

  • Conciergerie - 2 boulevard du Palais, Paris 1st district
  • Metro : Saint-Michel

Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Résolument moderne

Toulouse-Lautrec. Resolutely modern
Until 27 Janvuary 2020

  • Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8th district
  • Metro : Champs-Elysées Clémenceau

El Greco at the Grand Palais

El Greco
Until 10 February 2020

  • Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8th district
  • Metro : Champs-Elysées Clémenceau

Charlotte Perriand at the Fondation Vuitton

Affiche Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World
Until 24 February 2020

  • Fondation Louis Vuitton - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16st
  • Metro : Les Sablons

Paris-Londres at the Musée de l'Histoire de l'immigration

Affiche Paris-Londres Palais de la Porte Dorée

Paris-Londres. Music migrations (1962-1989)
Until 5 January 2020

  • Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12
  • Metro : Porte Dorée

Spend Christmas day at the theatre

Or why not head to the theatre, circus or seeing a new family show (Les enchanteurs de Noël, Enchanted Christmas ...) with the excitement of being the last spectator of the year?

And there is also something quite special about spending an evening of laughter and complicity being entertained by renowned artists as one year finishes and another begins, of seeing a last theatrical performance of the year.

To welcome in the New Year on a louder note, catch one of the many great end-of-year concerts featuring top artists.

N.B. Some show and theatre venues are closed on public holidays.


Ghost Le Musical Affiche

Until 23 February 2020

  • Théâtre Mogador
  • Metro : Trinité D'Estienne d'Orves

Le monde de Jaleya at the Cirque de Paname

Le Monde de Jaleya
Until 23 February 2020

  • Cirque de Paname - Hippodrome Paris Longchamp, Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16st
  • Metro : Ranelagh

Le lac des cygnes at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Lac des Cygnes - Opéra National de Kiev

Le lac des Cygnes
Until 5 January 2020

  • Théâtre des Champs-Elysées - 15 avenue Montaigne, Paris 8
  • Metro : Alma-Marceau

War Horse at the Seine Musicale

WarHorse 2019

War Horse
Until 29 December 2019

  • La Seine Musicale - Île Seguin, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Metro : Pont de Sèvres

More info about what to do in November and December

More info on museums or monuments open on 25 December

More info on museums or monuments open on 1 January

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann - 5 rue Lucien Bossoutrot, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public