Thanksgiving chez La Cuisine Paris - Thursday 28th November
As ever La Cuisine Paris will be hosting a special Thanksgiving class so that you can celebrate this holiday in style! This will be a hands-on class that combines American tradition with French flair, giving you the best of both worlds. Champagne will be served to give the day a little extra sparkle and you will leave with hearts and tummies full! Book onto the class now!
If you want to do a little baking session with us for Thanksgiving, we've got just the thing: French Holiday Baking! On 28th November we'll be baking up a storm with a medley of fantastic fall recipes: Pumpkin Spice Eclairs, Chestnut Madeleines with a spiced glaze, and classic Tarte Tatin! Find out more and sign up: here.
Salon du Chocolat - 30th October - 3rd November
Calling all chocoholics! Imagine 20,000 square metres of space dedicated to the world of chocolate - just imagine it! Or - see it for real at this vast homage to all things cocoa. At the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, the World Chocolate Masters will see chocolatiers from all over the world compete for the ultimate prize, while there will also be masterclasses, a chocolate fashion show, live performances and more! Find the official website here. This year, there'll be a new space of 2,500m2 dedicated exclusively for patisserie featuring demonstrations and some of the best pastry chefs in the business including Philippe Conticini, Dominique Costa, Thierry Marx, and more.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day - 21 November
In our humble opinion, there's not much that can beat a glass of good French wine, which is why we are always so excited for the 'New Beaujolais' Festival. This festival takes place on the third Thursday in November every year and celebrates the unveiling of the harvest's brand new Beaujolais! Usually wine is better when it is aged, but this wine is meant to be drunk young - and we're not complaining. What was once a French tradition has spread across the world and wine-lovers everywhere celebrate the new harvest! Keep an eye out for events happening in bars across the city and get the details here.
Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants - 28 November - 1 December
On the same grapevine.. the Independent Wines and Winemakers Salon returns to Paris for a 40th celebration of indie producers across the country and the chance for amateurs of wine to get their fix! This is a chance to get up close and personal with independent vineyard owners, ask questions and learn about the production process. Pass region by region, then red, white and rosé (not forgetting Champagne!) and see the incredible diversity of wine in our beloved France! Info and tickets here.
Salon de la photo - 7 - 11 November
Pros and amateurs alike are invited to the Porte de Versailles exhibition center this month for 5 days of celebrating this skill! It's a chance to meet all kinds of people, from other hobbyists to members of schools and other associations all excited to share the great and the good in their field. There will be demonstrations and workshops, as well as discussions with experts to get you clued-up on new skills. Say cheese! Tickets here.
Paris Photo - 7 - 10 November
Why not go photography crazy in November and tag on Paris Photo - the world's largest photography fair housed in one of the city's largest venues, the gorgeous Grand Palais. With up to 200 exhibiting galleries and a packed programme of talks, discussions and testimonials, it's time to snap up a ticket just here.
Exhibitions to look out for...
Keep an eye out for some of the biggest exhibitions coming this autumn!
Toulouse Lautrec: Resolutely Modern : Grand palais : More Info
Greco : Grand Palais : More Info
The Alana Collection: Masterpieces of Italian Painting : Musée Jacquemart André : More Info
The Figurative Mondrian : Musée Marmottan Monet : More Info
Picasso : Magic Paintings : The Picasso Museum : More Info
Leonardo da Vinci : The Louvre : More Info
Francis Bacon : Books & Painting : More Info
Out and about
Armistice Day - 11 November
2019 marks 101 years since the end of the First World War, and on this day there will be various commemorations taking place around Paris, including a special ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, which houses the body of a unknown soldier (La tombe du soldat inconnu) and an eternal flame which has been in place since 1920. Here the President will lay a wreath on this tomb as part of the national tributes.
Disney’s Magical fireworks and bonfire - 4, 6, 8 November
Disneyland Paris will be putting on a seasonal bonfire spectacular with an amazing firework display this November! As you stroll round the grounds and lake surround the Disney Castle the sky will light up with a display to dazzle, and there will be a bonfire on the lake too. As ever you can expect to see family favorite characters and plenty of live entertainment, so don't miss out on tickets for a special family evening! Read more here.
Le Salon du Do It Yourself - 27 November - 1 December
Although the name of this event might be a funny mix of Franglish, 'Le Salon du Do it Yourself' is a must-go for any arts, crafts and DIY enthusiasts. This event takes place over the last week of November and first weekend of December at Paris' Exhibition centre over at the Porte de Versailles in the west of the city. This show will host experts and amateurs of all creative and crafty mediums such as home deco, creative cooking, fashion, sewing, knitting, beauty and many more. If you feel like being inspired and getting your creative juices flowing, the find out more here!