Celebrations and festivals in Paris

Celebrations and festivals galore. The arts come together in some unexpected places in Paris

Throughout the year, there are numerous celebrations and festivals all over the city. In summer, the arts come together in some unexpected places: on the Seine riverbanks, in courtyards of mansion houses, on lawns, in woods, parks and gardens, and in museum galleries temporarily transformed for a concert or a performance ...

The Chinese New Year, the Carnaval de Paris and the Printemps du Cinéma at the beginning of the year, and the Fête de la Musique in June. The Festival de de l'Ourcq, the festivals Paris Quartier d'Eté and Paris Plages during the summer, the Journées du Patrimoine, the Techno parade and Nuit Blanche in autumn, and then at the end of the year a packed calendar of festive events for the Christmas season ...

Don’t forget to keep checking our calendar of celebrations and festivals in Paris to keep up to date with events that make the French capital a dynamic place buzzing with culture and energy in 2018!

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Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 10 September 2018 to 13 February 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Every year, the public can discover almost 50 shows in various venues and institutions in Paris and around the Ile-de-France regio...

Villes des Musiques du Monde

Festival
from 12 September 2018 to 11 November 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

22st anniversary of the Villes des Musiques du Monde in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, and across Île-de-France

Christmas turns red at the Manoir de Paris

Celebration
November 2018 - December 2018
Le Manoir de Paris - 18 rue de Paradis, Paris

Father Christmas and Father Fouettard, Grinch and Scrooge, Yeti await you to share infamous legends with the family

Quartiers d'art

Festival
from 30 October 2018 to 21 November 2018
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Balades urbaines, ateliers d'artistes, cultures alternatives dans les quartiers du 18e arrondissement

Windows displays at Galeries Lafayette

Celebration
Starting on November the 8th
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.

Tous à l’hôtel (Head for a hotel!)

Celebration
from 11 November 2018 to 15 November 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

This initiative shows that French hotels are not just for sleeping in

Christmas lights at Bercy Village

Celebration
from 15 November 2018 to 20 January 2019
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Laurent Sanguinetti has turned the Cour Saint-Emilion into a place of enchantment this holiday season

Shining a light on species

Celebration | Exhibition
from 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

A one-of-a-kind exhibition at Paris’s natural history museum