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Interesting events in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular cities for tourists in the world. Not only the sights, but also events attract tourists to the city. Many interesting events take place in Paris at any time of the year: festivals, exhibitions, concerts and competitions. You will find information about the most interesting events on this page. It would be useful to know before traveling to Paris. (What to do, where to go, what events are worth visiting in Paris.)

New Year Eve | Fashion Week | Retromobile | Chinese New Year | Carnaval de Paris | Marathon de Paris | Lollapalooza | Paris Motor Show | Bastille Day

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Paris Fashion Week

New collections will be presented at catwalk shows During this event.

  • Menswear Fall/Winter 2024–2025: Tuesday, January 16 - Sunday, January 21, 2024.
  • Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024: Monday, January 22 - Thursday, January 25, 2024.
  • Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024–2025: Monday, February 26 - Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
  • Menswear Spring/Summer 2025: Tuesday, June 18 - Sunday, June 23, 2024.
  • Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024-2025: Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27, 2024.
  • Womenswear Spring/Summer 2025 from Monday, September 23 to Tuesday, October 1, 2024.

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"Retromobile" - exhibition of vintage cars

Dates: Wednesday January 31 - Sunday February 4, 2024.
Exhibition of retro cars (Retromobile) will be held in Paris in 2019, 47-s times. Retromobile exhibition is exciting and fun event for vintage car lovers and collectors from around the world. This motor show consistently attracts the attention of people interested in vintage cars. There are also parts for old cars on the exhibition. Ticket cost 18 euros (children under 12 years for free).

Carnaval de Paris

Fabruary 11, 2024.

Paris Carnival (Carnaval de Paris) is an annual event, which traces its history back to the 15th century. Carnival parade starts from the Gambetta square (the nearest metro station Gambetta, 20th arrondissement); along the Belleville Street through Republic Square (place de la République). Parade starts at 14:00. The festivities will continue until 21:00 on the Republic Square (de la place de la République).
Check the up-to-date information on the event website:

Women's Carnival

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Women's Carnival (Carnaval des femmes) is one of the annual events in Paris. It is usually around starting at 01:00 at place du Châtelet. The procession route usually is: Départ de la place du Châtelet, Boulevard Sébastopol, Traversée de la rue de Rivoli, Rue de Rivoli, Rue Saint-Martin, Rue Saint-Merri, Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Rue Vieille du Temple, Rue des Rosiers, Rue Ferdinand Duval, Traversée de la rue de Rivoli, Rue de Rivoli, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Avenue Victoria, Boulevard Sébastopol. Arrival at the Place du Châtelet is about 18 o’clock.
The motto of the "Carnival of Women", as usual: "Women in suits queens and men in women ... if they dare!"
Check the up-to-date information on the event website.

International Tourism Exhibition in Paris

Dates: March 14 - 17, 2024.

International Tourism Exhibition (The International Tourism Show, Salon Mondial du Tourisme) is one of the most important events in the tourism industry in the world. Around 100,000 visitors attend the event each year. The exhibition will provide useful and interesting information about all the interesting tourist places (tourist destination) in France. Many popular tourist sites in different countries will be also presented. Places for summer holidays and outdoor enthusiasts will take part at the exhibition.

Venue: Exhibition Centre Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 4.
Please visit the event website for up to date and accurate information:

St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 2024.
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations.
St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place (presumably) on next weekend.
The parade will assemble and depart from the Centre Culturel Irlandais on the rue des Irlandais in the 5th arrondissement. The parade will depart at 13:30.

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Marathon de Paris

Date: April 07, 2024.

The Paris marathon is one of the most famous marathons in the world (along with marathons in New York, London, Berlin and Chicago). The famous 42 195 meters kilometers distance (26 miles 385 yards) goes through the many beautiful streets of the city, passing many iconic sights. Maximum number of participants is limited to 50 thousand people. The Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity for sports fans to get acquainted with this famous city.
The competition start is located on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Marathon route passes through the streets of the city: Place de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli, Louvre, Place de la Bastille, Boulevard Soult, Bois de Vincennes, Rue de Charenton, along the Seine, Bois de Boulogne, Avenue Foch. The finish is located on the Avenue Foch. Start of run will be held approximately at 8:45.

You can find a location on the map of Paris.

There is also an exhibition for lovers of sport and a healthy lifestyle held in Paris.

Run Experience

March 4-6 2024.
The Salon du Running will be known as Run Experience.
The exhibition for jogging lovers is held in cooperation with the Paris Marathon. There are many interesting exhibits at the show for running and sports fans: equipment, accessories, advice and services.
Venue: Exhibition Center Paris expo Porte de Versailles, hall 1.

Festival du Livre de Paris

Dates: April 12-14, 2024.

The Paris Book Fair is turning into a festival.
Paris Book Festivals (Festival du Livre de Paris) is designed for lovers of books and literature and for professionals. It is one of the most important book fairs in the world. The exhibition will feature both large and small publishers from many countries. Meetings with writers, publishers and designers will be organized at the exhibition. Part of the time, it will be reserved for professionals only.
Venue: Le Grand Palais Éphémère (a temporary events venue).
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Night of Museums in Paris

May 18, 2024.

Night of Museums (Nuit des Musees) will be held in the capital of France May 18, 2024. Some of the museums will be opened longer (at night, until midnight and maybe longer) at this day. It is possible to visit the museum for those who can not make time to visit the museum on other days. Night of Museums always attracts especially young people. Access is free to permanent collections in many museums at this day.

Nuit Blanche

June 1, 2024.

The annual festival "Nuit Blanche" will be held in Paris on Saturday night in June 3, 2023. More than fifty participants from many countries will present their shows in different parts of Paris. Light shows, concerts, street performances will be held in the evening and during the night. The event will take place at multiple sites along the Seine River. Guiding: le Musée du Quai Branly, le Pavillon de l'Arsenal, le Petit Palais, le Théâtre du Châtelet, la Monnaie de Paris, ou encore l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. (It is free public event.)

Paris Tropical Carnival

Dates: July 7, 2024.

Paris and Ile-de-France Tropical Carnival are held in Paris annually. The festival devoted the culture of the Caribbean Sea countries. Singers, dancers and musicians will make their way through the streets of Paris on foot or aboard decorated floats. They will be dressed in colorful costumes of the southern countries. Music and colorful costumes will create a festive atmosphere. Miss Tropical Carnival 2024 will be chosen on the festival. The carnival is a wonderful celebration of cultural diversity and freedom.
For more information, please visit the event website:
Venue: Place de la Nation, Paris, France.

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Bastille Day

July 14, 2024.

It is main national holiday in France. A military parade will be held on the Champs Elysees at the Bastille Day. The parade will begin at 10:00 next to the Arc de Triumph (Place Charles de Gaulle Square) and runs to Place de la Concorde square. France president, government and foreign ambassadors are on the square. On the Place de la Concorde square, in front of the Arc de Drum will be constructed places for viewers. A big firework will be held near the Eiffel Tower at the Champ de Mars in evening.

See also: Events on the French Riviera.

Lollapalooza Paris

Dates: July ---, 2024.

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival that was first held in Chicago (USA), and is now held in many countries of the world.
For visitors with children - Kidzapalooza. This is a space entirely dedicated to families where parents and children can share experiences in the spirit of Lollapalooza.

Venue: ParisLongchamp Racecourse. (The Hippodrome is located in the Bois de Boulogne Park.)

Tour de France 2024 finish

The routes for the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes with Zwift 2024 will be announced after October 25, 2023..
July 21, 2024.

Significant changes have been made to the 2024 race route. These changes are made in connection with the Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris in the summer of 2024.
The race starts in Florence, Italy on June 29, 2024.
Cyclists will compete in Italy, San Marino, and France.
The tour will end in Nice on July 21, 2024.

The finish of the race will be on the Champs Elysee in Paris.

Olympic Games in Paris

Dates: July 26 - August 11, 2024.
The 2024 Summer Olympics, also known as Paris 2024, is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. Paris is the main host city of The Summer 2024 Olympics.
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"Rock en Seine" festival

Friday August 21 - Sunday August 25, 2024.

Summer Festival "Rock en Seine" is held in Paris annually. The first festival was held in 2003. It is possible to hear not only rock music, but the music and other genres at the festival. A special program will is organized for children. The scene is set in the Saint-Cloud Park.
Venue: Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, 92210 Saint-Cloud. (The nearest metro station: Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud? line 10.)

“Maison & Objet” design show

Dates: September 05-09, 2024.

"Maison & Object" is one of the most popular exhibitions for professionals in design, decor and interior decoration in the world. New items for the design of housing, houses and apartments will be presented at the exhibition. The latest works of the best designers will be shown at the exhibition: decorative objects, textiles, tableware, furniture and more.
It is dedicated for professionals only. Using the image recording devices (mobile phone, camera) in the exhibitions without prior written permission is prohibited. Exhibitions are also held in Singapore and Miami.

  • Venue: Exhibition Centre "Paris Nord Villepinte". Free buses for visitors from the airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
  • Check location on a map of Paris.

Design Week in Paris

Dates: September 05-14, 2024.

Design Week is a kind of extension of the MAISON & OBJET exhibition. A large number of events will be organized during Design Week in various parts of the city. Events will be interesting for designers, architects, artists, and all those who are interested in modern design trends. Beginner designers can demonstrate their ideas. More than 150 sites will be involved in Paris.
For up-to-date and correct information please visit the event website:

Notre Dame de Paris


Dates: September --, 2024.

Techno Parade is the techno music and dance festival in Paris. The festival is organized by Technopol association. The aim of the festival is promotion of the French electronic music, modern electronic music to the general public (and mostly free). Parade will be held 12:00 - 19:00. (Route of the last year was: Boulevard du Temple, Boulevard Beaumarchais, place de la Bastille, Rue de Lyon, Av. Ledru-Rollin, pont d'Austerlitz, Boulevard de l'Hopital, place d'Italie.) Parade route length is up to 6 kilometers.

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International travel and tourism shows

Dates: September 17 – 19, 2024.

IFTM (International French travel market) is travel and tourism trade show in France. It is held annually at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
IFTM Top Resa is a 3-day international tourism industry show held in Paris. It is dedicated to everyone involved in outbound tourism (foreign local partners, hospitality providers, foreign destinations, transport operators, tour operators, technology developers, etc.).
There is also MAP Pro French tourism industry show for everyone involved in inbound tourism.

International Contemporary Art Fair ART3F

Dates: September 20 - 24, 2024.

International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris (ART3F) will be held in Paris. It is one of the most significant events of contemporary art in the world. The exhibition will be held in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
Venue: "Paris Expo Porte de Versailles", Place de la Porte de Versailles 75015, Pariisi.

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Paris Automotive Week

Dates: October 14 - 24, 2024.

The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) and the Equip Auto have merged. It will be Le Paris Automotive Week.

Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) is held in Paris Expo exhibition center once every two years in the autumn. It is one of the most prominent auto shows in the world. Automobile Exhibition in Paris in 1898 was the first automobile exhibition in the world. A lot of automobile innovations, new models, new forms of design and new technologies is shown to the public at the Motor Show in Paris. It is interesting event for car lovers.

Venue: Paris Expo. Address: Place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France. The fairgrounds can be reached by metro (line 12 and 8), trams and T3 T2, buses number 39 and 80.

Check location on a map of Paris.

Exhibition of antique cars

Dates: postponed, 2024.

"Automedon" exhibition of antique cars will take place in Paris in September, 2023 (changes are possible). About 2,000 cars are expected at the exhibition. A hall area is about 20,000 m². An open air area is 5,000 m² large. It is exhibition for true car lovers. It is open from 9:00 to 19:00. Ticket price is 13 Euro. Children under 14 years for free.

  • Venue: Parc des expositions Paris Nord Villepinte.
  • Official website:

Wine Festival in Montmartre

Dates: October 9-13, 2024.
The Wine Festival is held on Montmartre annually. It is the harvest festival. Local wine producers organize a big celebration of wine in mid-October (Montmartre Harvest Festival, Vendages de Montmartre) in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The festival will take place near the Church of Sacré-Coeur. A wine and food tasting, music, parade and fireworks will be held at the festival.
The Grand Parade will take place on October --, 2024, from 11:45 to 13:30 (free access).

Exhibition of motor and sailing boats

Dates: October 15-20, 2024.
Unfortunately, we don't have reliable information yet.

Exhibition of boats, motor and sailing boats "Nautic en Seine" is an annual event for those interested in boats and yachts. It is exhibition for lovers of water travel and fishing. It is possible to see the new model of boats, to get advice from professionals at the exhibition.
For more information, please visit the exhibition website:

  • Venues: Monsieur Island and Port Legrand.
  • Check location on a map of Paris.

Wine tasting in the Carrousel du Louvre

Dates: November 29 - 30, 2024.

Wine tasting “LE GRAND TASTING” will be held in the “Carrousel du Louvre”. The event will feature leading wine producers of France. Wines of famous brands, as well as related products (cheeses, shellfish, meat) will be presented at the event. Vine lovers can also visit master classes for tasters.

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Eiffel Tower Christmas Village

Dates: from December __, 2024 to January _, 2025 from 11:00 to 23:00.

The Christmas market in Paris will be located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
At the Christmas market you will be offered traditional products from France and neighboring countries. This is a real European village!

Address: Champ de Mars - 75016 Paris 16 Metro: Trocadéro/Bir Hakeim.

Christmas illumination on the Champs Elysées

November --, 2024 - January --, 2025.

🎄 Christmas lights on the Champs Elysees will be switched on November 21, 2021. The lights will decorate Paris up to January 9, 2022 (from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, except December 24 and 31, when the lights will be on all night). The inclusion of Christmas illumination is scheduled for 18:00.
The protagonist of the ceremony this year will be French musician Clara Luciani.

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December 31 - January 1.

New Year Eve celebrating in Paris

🎆 It may be a great idea to celebrate the New Year in Paris. Where is best place to go to a New Year's Eve? Avenue des Champs Elysees is the most popular place. Thousands of people come here on 31 December (after 21 pm), to open a bottle of wine and to congratulate each other a happy new year. Beautifully decorated the Eiffel Tower is well visible from here. There are enough places where you can to eat and to dance nearby. (There are recommendations to beware of pickpockets.)
The area near the Sacré-Coeur (The Sacre Coeur Cathedral plaza) in Montmartre is also a popular meeting place for the New Year in Paris. Colorful, festive parade is usually held on January 1st in Paris, in Montmartre. "BonneAnnee!" (Happy New Year!)

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International Exhibition of diving equipment

Dates: January -- - --, 2025.

Exhibition is held for diving fans (Salon de la plongee sous-marine) in Paris. Equipment, wetsuits and all that may be interested for diving will be presented at the exhibition. Underwater photography is one of the themes of this year.
Venue: Exhibition Centre Paris expo Porte de Versailles.

Maison & Objet design show

Dates: January 16-20, 2025.

"Maison & Object" is one of the most prominent exhibitions for professionals in the field of lifestyle design, decor and interior decoration in the world. New items for home design, the latest works of the best designers will be presented in the inset: decoration, textiles, tableware, furniture and more.
The design fair is intended only for professionals. It is not allowed to come with children. Using the image recording devices (mobile phone-enabled camera, camera) at exhibitions without prior written permission is prohibited. The exhibitions are also held in Singapore and Miami.
Venue: Exhibition Centre "Paris Nord Villepinte". There is a free bus from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for event visitors.
Check the Exhibition Centre location on a map of Paris.
For more latest and correct information please visit the event website:

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Chinese New Year

January 29, 2025.

The Chinese New Year begins on January 29, 2025 (the year of the Snake) and ends on February 16, 2026 (the year of the Horse).
New Year Celebration will take place in two weeks. Events will be held in different parts of the city. The largest parade will be held in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Chinese New Year has become a popular event in Paris in recent years. The celebration is accompanied by colorful parades. If you will be in Paris during a meeting of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, you should to see the parade.
Paris Chinese district is located in the south-east of the city. The Chinese Diaspora is celebrating the New Year on the Chinese calendar. The most colorful event of the festival is the parade.

  • In the Marais destrict, the parade will start from the Republic Square (Place de la République), and pass through the streets Rue du Temple, Rue de Bretagne, Rue de Turbigo, Rue Beaubourg.
  • In the 11th district, festival will be held on the square in front of City Hall.
  • In the 13th arrondissement of Paris, parade starts about 13 hours and will be held on the streets: 44 avenue d'Ivry, Avenue de Choisy, Place d'Italie, Avenue d'Italie, Rue de Tolbiac, Avenue de Choisy, Boulevard, Masséna, Avenue d 'Ivry.
  • In the 20th arrondissement, the holiday will be held on the square Gambetta (Gambetta).

Dates and times need to be confirmed. Check the official sites of the organizers (

Paris Air Show in Le Bourget

Dates: Dates: June 16 - 22, 2025.

The Paris Air Show (Salon international de l'aéronautique et de l'espace de Paris-Le Bourget, Salon du Bourget) is one of the largest air shows in the world. It takes place every two years at the airport of Le Bourget (12 km northeast of Paris).
The first 4 days (from Monday to Thursday) are reserved for professionals.
The general public has access to the event from Friday to Sunday.

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