Food Temple - 21 - 22 September
The Carreau du Temple in the NoMa (the Northern Marais) is an ex-market space covering more than 6,000m² and opens every September for a gastronomy bonanza. Inside this incredible glass-roofed space will be cooking ateliers with so many recognisable chefs, masterclasses, talks and so much more! Find out more here.
Les Traversées du Marais - 7 - 9 September
Hurry, hurry, step right up! It is the Carnival of the Marais, or as it is officially known, Les Traversées du Marais. This is a really exciting weekend-long event where over 29 historic institutions open their doors to the public...for free! There will be street performances, opera, book readings, theatrical pieces, circus acts and many other carnivalesque activities to see and get involved! More information is available here.
Festival D'Automne - September onwards
This Parisian festival pulls together theatre, music, dance, and film. The program this year looks very exciting with an extensive array of different performances and exhibitions available! Some forty or so places in the Paris region, such as the Théâtre de l'Odéon, the Centre Pompidou, the Théâtre du Châtelet or even the Scène Watteau at Nogent-sur-Marne, take part in the festival and host all kinds of art events. Follow this link to see what is in store!
Paris Design Week - 5 - 14 September
One of our favorite events in Paris where the city comes alive with creativity and celebrates the best in design! Galleries, schools, studios and workshops offer you a chance to discover a compendium of contemporary collections. Situated all across the city, these shows invite both professionals and the general public to unearth great dexterity and new trends. There are many different talks and discussions available to attend, check them out here!
European Heritage Days - 21 - 22 September
Going on throughout France between the 21st and 22nd of September, but especially spectacular in Paris, buildings usually not open to the public (including the Élysée Palace!) open their doors for all to take a peek inside. You can choose from classic to contemporary buildings so there's definitely a place for everyone. There are also lots of events going on across the weekend so take your pick and get your dose of culture for the month!
Fête des Jardins (Garden Festival) - 14 - 15 September
For almost 20 years this annual event has been bringing together thousands of nature-loving visitors. Explore and rediscover the green spaces of the French capital over one weekend. In total, over 150 places will be open to the public - the Jardin des Plantes (5th), the Parc Monceau (8th), the Parc Georges Brassens (15th), the Parc de Bercy (12th)... just to name a few! These parks and gardens are offering a rich and varied programme of special events aimed at raising awareness among children and adults about the issues linked to the environment and ecology. So pop on your comfiest walking shoes and get exploring! The full programme is still to be determined so watch this space!
La Parisienne - 6 - 8 September
Running is a very popular sport and past-time in Paris, maybe because it helps to work off all that delicious French pastry! If you're a keen runner than you should sign up to the women-only La Parisienne. You can expect some 40,000 female runners to set off early in the morning to get round the 6.7 kilometres of this race in the heart of the capital. The race starts at Pont d'Iéna and finishes at the Champs de Mars. Get involved - information here!
Jazz à la Villette - August 29 - September 10
We can always count on finding something fun to do across at Villette along the canal in Paris and there's no exception as the ever popular summertime jazz festival makes its return! Co-hosted by La Villette and the Philharmonie de Paris this is sure to be a fabulous week of concerts, highlighting the best of classic jazz as well as more contemporary artists. Add this to your calendars now! Information here.
Classique au vert - ends September 2
Catch the last weekend of this brilliant classical music festival! If you enjoy the finer things in life then you are most certainly going to be spoiled with the exciting Classique au Vert, which is taking place in Parc Floral de Paris during the summer. The concerts begin at 16:00 each Saturday and Sunday and is sure to be a relaxing evening of beautiful music. Find the whole programme of concerts here (it's in French but times and names are easily understood!)
Opera en Plein Air - final dates 4 - 8 September, Cour d'Honneur de l'Hôtel, Invalides
Enjoy a beautiful opera performance in one of the most spectacular locations during the last days of Opera en Plein Air! If you're lucky, you might still be able to snag a ticket here.
The Techno Parade - September 21
Going right past our front doors, The Techno Parade returns this September. Join the dance party that travels all over the city on the 21st of September! Find out more here.
So all in all, September is set to be an exciting month! From culture to sports to food, Paris is offering an abundance of activities! On y va!