Paris in the Fall

Autumn is one of the best times to visit Paris. Starting in October, the city really picks up and it is bustling with art expositions, trade shows and festivals. The weather is very comfortable and tourism is less than over the Summer. Below is a short list of some things not to miss this Fall in Paris. Time & Place has a great selection of luxury vacation apartments … a perfect place to return after days and nights exploring the City of Light. For select Paris properties, we are running a special – Buy 5 nights, get two additional nights for free (for travel through 11/1). Or buy 3 nights, get a 4th night free! Contact us for details.

Paris Autumn Festival
From September to December, the multidisciplinary arts festival offers dance shows, concerts and film screenings, and also theater and visual art exhibitions. In all, nearly fifty events are scheduled at various locations in the city, from the Pompidou Centre to the Ménagerie de Verre. Each year the event attracts more than 150,000 art lovers.

Paris Motor Show
The Paris Motor Show happens every two years in October. More than a million visitors and thousands of journalists from around the world attend this event at the Exhibition Park at Porte de Versailles.
Admire the newest vehicles, visit an historic exhibition, and indulge in all things auto.

Nuit Blanche
This nocturnal art experience highlights contemporary art at venues around the city. Many museums, cultural institutions and other public and private spaces are open free of charge all night for this art event. Nuit Blanche takes place every year the first weekend in October.

Paris Chocolate Fair
More than 700 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, confectioners and professionals, as well as chocolate-producing nations, great chefs, designers and cocoa experts get together to celebrate the joy of chocolate. Tasting sessions, cooking demos, book signings, a fashion show of chocolate dresses and much more accompany the prestigious awards ceremony, honoring the best chocolatiers in the world.

Upcoming Paris Art Exhibitions

“Christian Dior” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
July 6, 2017 until January 7, 2018

“Monet the Collector” at the Musée Marmottan Monet
September 14, 2017 until  January 14, 2018

Irving Penn at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
September 21, 2017 until January 29, 2018

“Pop Art – Icons that Matter”  at Musée Maillol
September 22, 2017 until January 21, 2018

“André Derain: 1904-1914 The Radical Decade” at the Centre Pompidou
October 4, 2017 until January 29, 2018

“Picasso 1932” at the Musée Picasso
October 10, 2017 until 11 February 11, 2018

“Gauguin, the Alchemis” at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
October 11, 2017 until January 22, 2018

“Being Modern: The MoMA in Paris” at Fondation Louis Vuitton
October 11, 2017 until March 5, 2018

Nalini Malani retrospective at the Centre Pompidou
October 18,  2017 until January 8, 2018

“Bourdelle and the Gods: the Future of Antiquity”at the Musée Bourdelle
October 2017 until February 2018

“The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon: the Petit Palais collection” at the Petit Palais
October 2017 until April 2018

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