What to do in Paris in February 2022

In February, there are plenty of things to see and do in Paris. Love is in the air but that is not all!

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In the depths of winter, as the mercury drops sharply in the French capital, lovers’ hearts are ablaze on 14 February, Valentine’s Day.

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Throughout the month, exhibitions, concerts, shows, trade fairs … offer plenty to see and do in Paris as a couple, solo, with friends or family. Pick out your favourites and enjoy!

Valentine’s Day: Paris the capital of love

Couple en bords de Seine devant Louvre

Infinitely romantic, Paris is the city of lovers. For something special and to feel as though you are having a short getaway, book into one of the city’s hotels of charm and character with room service, enjoy a menu specially designed for two for the occasion, or opt for a click & collect menu from one of Paris’s top restaurants, or discover the capital from a new angle by treating yourself to a cruise on the Seine with Green River Cruises, or by strolling through the loveliest parks, embracing in front of the Medici fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens, by crossing the Pont des Arts (without fixing any locks to it!) or strolling through the Père-Lachaise cemetery in search of the mythical lovers Heloise and Abelard … Passion is tucked away everywhere in the streets of Paris!

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Exhibitions for February 2022 in Paris

Expo Signac collectionneur - Musée d'Orsay - Affiche, Paris

On 18 February 2022, the Atelier des Lumières unveils two exhibitions devoted to Cezanne and Kandinsky. On this occasion, visitors experience an artistic and immersive digital journey (jusqu’au 1 er janvier 2023). From 8 February 2022 and until May 2022, the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac puts the spotlight on wampum, shell beads from the Atlantic coast of North America, which had, prestigious and even diplomatic uses.

For the first time, the Musée de l’Armée is hosting an exhibition of contemporary art still on view until 13 February 2022: «Napoleon? Encore! From Marina Abramovic to Yan Pei-Ming». At the Musée d’Orsay, the wonderful exhibition « Signac, the Collector » reveals a little-known aspect of the master of Pointillism (13 February 2022).

Stroll along the avenue Georges V and avenue des Champs-Elysées in the heart of the golden triangle to discover the giant sculptures of Richard Orlinski. This free outdoor exhibition consists of a dozen or so huge works over an area of around 2 kilometres. Until 8 February 2022, have fun crossing paths with a red gorilla, a blue horse, and a polar bear!  Less than an hour away from the capital, the Musée Condé du Château de Chantilly takes a look at the beginnings of war reporting with a remarkable exhibition about the English painter and photographer Roger Fenton, who was sent to the Crimea to photograph the siege of Sebastopol (until 27 February 2022).

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  • Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art, Fondation Louis Vuitton, until 3 April 2022
  • Paris-Athens. Birth of Modern Greece 1675-1919, Louvre Museum, until 7 February 2022
  • Bazelitz. The Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, until 7 March 2022

Trade fairs, festivals and major events in Paris in February 2022

Celebrations and festivals in Paris in February 2022

February is the month to indulge in sweet treats! And it all starts as early as 2 February with Candlemas. Don't forget to enjoy pancakes!

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The New lunar Year celebrations take place on 1 February 2022 and welcome the Year of the Water Tiger. This year, many shows, and special events are back, and the decorations in several districts of Paris are worth a visit.The 14 February 2022 promises to be a day of celebration because in addition to Valentine's Day, the Paris Carnival is due to be held in the city, health conditions permitting. If so, do not miss the opportunity to dress up and follow the joyful procession through the streets of Paris.

Trade shows planned in Paris in February 2022

From 26 February 2022 to 6 March 2022, the Salon de l’Agriculture (The Agricultural Show), 2022 which gathers trade professionals and the public, is due to take place again at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, should the health situation permit. This year's event features the magnificent cow Neige - the muse of this highly anticipated show!

Sporting events in Paris in February 2022

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Rugby fan? In February, it is the launch of the mythical Tournament of the VI Nations. Meet at the Stade de France (February 6, 2022) for the France - Italy match and (March 20, 2022) for France - England.

Outings for children in Paris in February 2022

Hello My Game Is - Musée en herbe © Invader - Hello My Game Is

February is also about children as they have a two-week half-term holiday. Looking for activities for them? Don’t worry, we have plenty of ideas for things to do in France!

Throughout the month, exhibitions, concerts, shows, trade fairs … offer plenty to see and do in Paris as a couple, solo, with friends or family. Pick out your favourites and enjoy!

The Petite Galerie at the Musée du Louvre presents From Afar: Travelling Materials and Objects (until 4 July 2022) and the Musée en Herbe offers a virtual exhibition of urban art: « Walk the line with l’Atlas ». The Cité des Sciences is the ideal place to learn while having fun. Escape games are a good way to keep kids occupied during the February half-term holidays and although the opening of these places has not yet been announced, some of them offer online game versions, such as The Box, with ‘Le Casse du Siècle’ or escape game brands Prizoners and John Doe.

The Musée de l’Homme is showing the exhibition Sneakers at the Museum, until 25 July 2022. Aimed at all those who are curious and passionate about them, this exhibition looks at trainers from every angle. The public discovers how this cult object has become a real social phenomenon, through a chronological visit divided into four sections (the origins, the emergence of sneaker culture, the boom in the market and the future). Amazing! 

Dive into Space, journey to the centre of the Earth or defy gravity … For family adventures, go along to Science Expériences, at Bercy Village.

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