November is an awesome time to be in Paris! As things start to cool down, there are less and less tourists, so it’s the perfect time to hit up the museums and cinemas around town. It’s not too cold just yet, so it’s the perfect time to get out of the house and see everything Paris has to offer!
Pitchfork Music Festival – November 2nd-4th
Europe’s best autumn music festival comes to Paris at Parc de la Villette in early November, showcasing the best indie and electro music it has to offer. Bands include The National, Jungle, Run The Jewels, and Cigarettes After Sex, to name a few. 120€ for a 3-day pass and about 50€ for a 1-day pass.
Rollerblading On the roof of Montparnasse tower – October 20th – November 5th
A pop-up skating rink with a 360° view of Paris! Open daily from 1pm – 8pm, you can skate around to your heart’s content and pause to grab a hot chocolate or some tea. It is open until 11pm on its Halloween and disco theme nights! 17€ for adults, €15 for students, €9.50 for children from 4-11, children under 4 skate free!
Salon de la Photo – November 9th-13th
A forum for photographers and photography lovers alike, Salon de la Photo brings together key players in photography, including schools and professional associations. There will be exhibitions of the latest technological innovations, such as cameras, printers, and digital imaging techniques, in addition to demonstrations, hands-on workshops, classes, film sessions and public discussions. General admission is 12€ and 6€ for students!
Beaujolais Nouveau – November 16th
Around bars and shops in Paris, the young red vin de primeur Beaujolais nouveau is released on to the market. Just 6-8 weeks old, the wine is intended for immediate consumption. Not everyone in Paris is a fan of the light, fruity wine, but many enjoy partaking in testing it. You can see where to go to try this new, young wine here.
Being Modern: Museum of Modern Art in Paris – October 11th, 2017 to March 5th, 2018
Celebrating its role in 20th and 21st century art, MoMA is hosting an exhibition featuring around 200 works from big names such as Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Magritte. The New York institution has chosen Fondation Louis Vuitton for this expo. Some works included are being displayed in France for the first time ever, including Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962). Tickets are 16€ and you can find more information here.