Paris in 100º presents you the 10 top events in the French capital. During the year, there are some major events that give even more life to Paris. Every year, a lot of cultural, artistic, sports and musical events take place in the “City of Lights”.
Paris is a wonderful city to visit no matter what time of year it is. There are however a few annual events in Paris throughout the year that can be a highlight to anyone’s itinerary. Because of this, take a look and discover what to visit in Paris all year.
Maison et Objet
Since 1995, Maison Et Objet has been the world’s foremost event for professionals of the lifestyle, interior, and design industries. Twice a year, Maison Et Objet presents the latest sources of inspiration by shedding insight into current and future trends and amazing modern furniture pieces by luxury brands. As a result, the event and design exhibition has become an effective catalyst for brand development and business growth.
Grand Prix d’Amérique
Every January, the Grand Prix d’Amérique is the biggest harness racing event in the world and of the most important sports events in France. The pinnacle of the sport sees the top eighteen world cracks compete for the title over the classic distance of 2,700 meters.
Bringing together as many as 30,000 participants of all over the world, representing more than 70 countries, to cover the famous 42.195 km around the most prestigious points in the capital of France in April.
La Foire de Paris
La Foire de Paris is a commercial trade show for the public which takes place every year between the last week in April and the first week in May. It takes place at the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles and brings together 20 or so trade shows around three themes: Home, Well-being and World Cultures. This is, probably, the most eclectic tradeshow in Paris and also one of the most visited.
European Museums Night
The “Nuit Européenne des Musées” – The European Museums Night – is a cultural event in Paris that happens in May. The public can visit Parisian museums, contemporary art galleries and cultural sites free of charge. During this event in Paris, many establishments offer sessions of special events for the occasion.
Fête de la Musique
This music event takes place around the world on 21 June, the same date that coincides most often with the first day of summer, mainly in the evening and all night until early morning.
Bastille Day: 14 July
The French National holiday celebrates 14 July 1789 and the French Revolution. In Paris and all over France, this popular celebration is witness to spectacular and stunning firework displays and fun-filled dances on the evening of 13 July.
Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week is a clothing and fashion trade show held semi-annually in Paris with Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter events held each year. Usually held in September, the dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. This is one of the most recognized top events in Paris and one of the most fashion events in the planet.
Paris Motor Show
The world’s leading motor exhibition, the Paris Motor Show is a top event that takes place every two years in October in Paris, at the Parc des Expositions in the Porte de Versailles.
FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
The biggest contemporary art event that takes place every year in October in Paris. This top event is a hub for international gallery owners, collectors, museum directors and personalities from the international contemporary art and design world.