Paris in November – what’s on?


November has arrived and with it grey skies and the bitter cold. It’s a time to warm your hands around a cup of vin chaud and wander the flea markets and antique shops, beneath the lights that will soon bring the spirit of Christmas to France’s capital.   

This month is about enjoying Paris’ winter charms, and we have rounded up the best for you!

Explore France’s cultural heritage

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris in November - Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel

What is it?

The Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel is an exhibition where 350 exhibitors come together to share their passion for France’s cultural heritage.

Here you can learn about the art of leather gilding or clock making, talk to publishing houses and journalists, or observe the work of organisations such as Vieilles Maisons Françaises.

Where: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001.
When: 5 – 8 November 2015.
Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre.

Go behind the scenes in Seine-Saint-Denis

What is it?

Take your pick of theatres in Seine-Saint-Denis to discover what goes on behind the scenes before the curtain goes up. Spend a couple of hours backstage with a guide before enjoying the show itself for a special price. From equestrian theatre to dance performances, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Where: Seine-Saint-Denis.
When: Throughout November 2015.

Make the most of Paris photography month

What is it?

November is Paris photography month and so the Paris Photo exhibition is the perfect place to be for photography aficionados. Featuring the work of more than 500 photographers from across the world, the exhibition displays both historical and contemporary works.

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris in November - Paris Photo Exhibition

Wander the galleries and admire the different collections. And don’t forget that there will be photography-related events and workshops all over Paris this November!

Where: Grand Palais, 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008.
When: 12 – 15 November 2015.
Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt or Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau.

Get into the Christmas spirit with winter sports

What is it?

Ice skating on the Champs-Elysées is not to be missed this November! For adults and children alike, the ice rink will make November in Paris all the more delightful.

Where: Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008.
When: From 14 November 2015.
Métro: Champs Elysées-Clémenceau.

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris in November - Beaujolais Nouveau

Savour a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau

What is it?

A taste of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau is a must if you are in Paris in November. And, of course, Paris is never short of wine tasting venues.

This wonderful map will allow you to find a bouteille wherever you are in the city.

Where: Throughout Paris.
When: 18 – 22 November 2015.

What do you like to do in Paris in November? We’d love to know!

Image credits:
1. L’île Saint Louis à Paris, by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, via Flickr.
2. Salon 2014, via the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel website.
3. Paris Photo, via the Paris Photo Exhibition website.
4. Untitled, by Roksen_andre, via Pixabay.

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Judy MacMahon

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One Comment

  1. Ellen Stephens Nov 2, 2015 at 3:19 PM - Reply

    I would definitely want to relive my childhood hobby (figure skating) in Paris! And perhaps a trip to the newly reopened Palais de Tokyo.

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