Ah, November…The time has changed, (the temperature too), and the days are now shorter. And although November is usually a pretty calm month here in Paris, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do. Be sure, however, to bundle up because it’s only the beginning of the cold season! Don’t worry though — we have some inside events for you to attend so you get out of the house, have some fun and stay nice and warm while doing so!

Event: Bastille Modern Art Fair

Details: If art and a creative atmosphere is something you are looking for then you will not want to miss the 39th annual Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain or modern art show. Over 500 artists will showcase their extensive art collections with the theme “movement” in mind. Come discuss creativity and all things art and browse through some of the city’s most amazing talent. Admission is 10€.

When: November 1st through November 5th, 2012 from 11:00 to 20:00 each day.

Where: Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris (Metro – Bastille Lines 1,5 and 8).


Event: Disneyland Paris – Bonfire Spectacular

Details: In memory of Guy Fawkes, Disneyland Paris is hosting a slew of explosive events in celebration of his special day. On banks of Lake Disney, there will be a firework show, laser show, live music throughout the evening and even a floating bonfire to top everything off! For those those of us who are not historians, Mr. Fawkes was responsible for the Gunpowder Plot in England in 1605 and since then it is tradition to have a bonfire and firework display. So bring some friends and join in on this fiery event!

When: November 5th, 7th and 9th, 2012 beginning at dusk.

Where: Disneyland Paris – Boulevard du Parc, Serris 77700 (Metro – Marne-la-Vallée — Chessy Line RER A).


Event: Festival Les inRocKs 2012

Details: In the mood for some rockin’ music?! Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of this festival with 80, yes 80 concerts, in Paris, Lille, Caen, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse in some of best venues too. If that’s not rock n’ roll enough for you, we don’t know what is!

When: November 5th through the 13th, 2012.

Where: Throughout various cities. Please visit festival2012.lesinrocks.com/ for more information.


Event: The Cinessonne Film Festival

Details:This festival takes place in ten towns throughout the Essonne area. Film of short and feature-lengths will be screened covering a wide range of genres and styles. Also, a number of other exciting events, including some that are child appropriate, such as an animated film workshop.

When: November 13th through the 25th, 2012 from 10:00 to 18:00.

Where: Throughout the Essonne department. Please visit www.cinessonne.com/ for more information.


Event: World Video Game Day

Details: Game on, folks! If gaming is your thing then you won’t want to miss day filled with gaming events! From contests to events or tournaments, gamers and attendees can discover and play all the latest and greatest games of the season. Plus, you mean even get a chance to get a sneak peak of the newest ones that will be out few weeks before Christmas. Admission is free.

When: November 25th, 2012 from 10:00 to 18:00.

Where: La Gaîté lyrique – 3 Bis rue Papin, 75003 PARIS (Metro – Line 4 Réaumur- Sébastopol, or Line 11 Arts et Métiers).


Event: Mois du Film Documentaire

Details: This year celebrates the 13th edition of the Mois du Film Documentaire, a documentary film festival here in Paris with a month long list of screening. 1,650 films will be showed this year along with question and answer sessions and other events. Documentaries share a common theme that reflect diversity in shape and styles.

When: November 1st through the 30th, 2012.

Where: Various locations. Please visit www.moisdudoc.com/ for more information.

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