Excited to really start off 2019 after the New Year’s hangover – and for the tough ones, finally head out of Dry January? ÉCU selected a few of the coolest activities Paris has to offer for your February, so invite your favorite people and take them to a multicultural month in the city.

Chinese New Year Parades

So you thought you were finally done with celebrating the arrival of this new year, right? Well, here’s one more celebration you shouldn’t miss: the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese parades. The official date for the holiday in 2019 is February 5th, and this means The Year of the Dog is over, and we’re marching into The Year of the Pig. It’s a great opportunity for those who want to know more about the Chinese culture, as well as enjoy a festive and beautiful tradition, held especially in the 13th arrondissement of Paris – its own “Chinatown”, if you will. You’ll be happy to walk around through concerts, expositions, markets, themed restaurants… It’s a feast.

Check out the details and dates here, and enjoy one more celebration for this new cycle.

Lost In Frenchlation Black History Month

Another great event from our partners Lost in Frenchlation is coming to Paris in February. They are hosting the screening of the film “Speak Up” by Amandine Gay, which is a special event in honor of Black History Month. The screening will be subtitled in english, for those who don’t speak french, and there will also be an optional walking tour before the screening.
Prepare yourself: The event will be held on a Thursday, February 7th – and the ticket prices go from €7.50 to €9.50 – the tickets for the walk sold separately, and available Here. Drinks and snacks will be served from 7pm at the Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004.
For more details about the event, check out in Lost in Frenchlation’s website right here.

Miró’s exhibit at the Grand Palais

Come and get inspired by Joan Miró’s retrospective at the Grand Palais, which brings together nearly 150 works – tracing his technical and stylistic evolution and the poetic nature of his work.
Miró, an artist who was deeply attached to his roots, had many sides approaching his art – and this exhibit focuses on sharing his plurality. (Re)discover this true “canvas poet” and his style evolution through 70 years of creation in the Grand Palais.
Hurry up to see it until February 4th, and get more info on it here.

Fill your February with great animation

If you’re a french speaker and an animation films lover, we have great news for you: animation themed events will be happening in Paris in two of the coolest film spots in town.
“Une saison en Asie” is an asian themed event for MK2’s theaters, and there are plenty of important works from Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away” to Makoto Shikai’s “Your Name”.
The screenings will be held until February 26th, in MK2’s cinemas. See more information here.

On February 18th, the Cinematheque Française will host the 2019 edition of “Le cinéma d’animation dans tous ses états” with several short film and screenings who challenge the current for contemporary animation.
You can get your pre-sale tickets and the complete schedule here.

Valentine’s day

It’s that time of the year again! As everyone knows, Paris can be one of the most romantic places in the world – and it’s also one with delicious chocolate treats all around. So why not combine the two? Get your loved ones – or the most important person in your life, yourself, to celebrate la Saint Valentin with plenty of romantic themed treats around the City of Love’s pâtisseries on February 14th.
Here’s a list of the best ones, and here’s another with great ideas for dates.

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