September in Paris means „la rentrée“, when thousands of Parisians return from their long summer vacation and come back to city life. The summer is still in the air while fall appears, so it‘s perfect weather to have a pic nic in the famous Paris’ gardens. We think it’s the best time to be in Paris and enjoy countless of activities, when the tourists are gone and the genuine Parisian spirit taking over the city. If you want to be a part of it, don’t miss these major events in Paris in September.
Techno parade (19th September). This outdoor festival is the biggest event gathering all techno fans in Europe. In an electric atmosphere, DJs and performers from all over France and Europe, dance and sing along the streets, in the company of 20 floats, 150 musicians and thousands and thousands of dancers. Visit here for more information!
Game of Thrones exhibition (8-12th September). After touring the four corners of the globe, the Game Of Thrones exhibition has finally arrived to France. Located in the heart of Paris, this free exhibition will immerse you into the world of this worshiped TV shows. This exhibition will be the perfect opportunity to discover entirely new animations of Game of Thrones TV shows. Even though you are not a fan of Game of Thrones, it‘s a great chance to see this worldwide exhibition held in Paris. More information here.
Beaute Congo 1926-2015 (11th July – 15th November). A place of extraordinary cultural vitality, the creative spirit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be honored in the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015. While specifically focusing on painting, it will also include music, sculpture, photography, and comics, providing the public with the unique opportunity to discover the diverse and vibrant art scene of the region. A must for every art lover! Check this link for more information.
More cool things
Le Grand Feu de Saint-Cloud (12th September). In the mood for some fireworks? The largest fireworks show in Europe is a unique show where fireworks is the only star on stage for more than 100 minutes. This seventh edition promises beautiful surprises that is worth the royal celebrations of the XVII and XVIII centuries. More about this event read here.
Paris Design Week (5-12th September). If you care about design, then this is a perfect place for you! For eight days, the event invites French and international professionals and the general public to discover the best showcases of design in Paris, while the leading talents in the discipline gather in the now! Mark the dates and stay tuned for more information here.
La Fête des Jardins (5-12th September). During September the weather is usually great and you don’t want miss the splendor of the Gardens of Versailles or the last blooming roses of Monet’s gardens at Giverny. La Fête des Jardins offers workshops, tours and free outdoor concerts in some of the city’s most flowery spaces. Press this link to get more information.
Journées du Patrimoine (19-20th September). Monuments, government’s buildings, city halls and others, open their doors to everyone, for a unique discovery of the ordinary private fascinating places. Don’t miss the home of the president (Palais de l’Elysée), the House of Parliament (Assemblée Nationale) and of course the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville). Best thing that everything is free! On top of that, exhibits, concerts, performances and other festive happenings usually accompany the visits. Save the dates and stay tuned!