Paris Events Calendar | 2024-2024 | Paris Insiders Guide (2024)

There's a lot going on in Paris… fantastic activities, special events, streets to stroll, wine to taste, a spectacular river to cruise. Paris is famous for its fantastic annual events, with plenty happening every single month. There are fêtes, foires, parades, fireworks, and all types of celebrations. We'll keep you posted on all these, as well as the best things to do, places to dine, and the greatest ways to explore and enjoy the glories of the City of Light.

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January – Janvier

  • JOUR DE L'AN – NEW YEAR'S DAY
    January 1
    French National Holiday
  • LES SOLDES – JANUARY SALES
    The official sales start at major department stores and boutique shops in Paris.
    Second week in January
  • MAISON & OBJET
    Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances & tableware. It's held twice a year.
    Paris Nord Villepinte
    Information
  • PARIS FASHION WEEK
    Join the runway frenzy of top designers, models & beautiful people. Also held twice a year.
    Information

MORE January EVENTS

THE TOP THINGS TO DO IN PARIS IN January

New Years Day in Paris

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Romantic Dinner Cruises In Paris

VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic dinner cruise includes champagne, wine & a classic meal. Choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, best meal, and the ultimate experience.
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Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris
The legendary Parisian restaurant takes you on a dinner cruise complete with champagne and wine. Choose the 2-hour cruise for a stellar evening in Paris.
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VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic dinner cruise includes champagne, wine & a classic meal. Choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, best meal, and the ultimate experience.
Reserve your table…

February – Fevrier

  • ST-VALENTIN – VALENTINE'S DAY
    Did you know that Valentin, the saint, was French? Makes sense then that a day in his honor would become a time of love. This amorous holiday is becoming more popular in Paris.
    February 14
    Guide to Valentine's Day in Paris…
  • COURSE SAINT-VALENTIN – VALENTINE'S DAY RUN
    Run for love & laughter in Paris.
    Information
  • RETROMOBILE VINTAGE CAR SHOW
    Love cars and love visiting Paris? You won't want to miss this fabulous car show. For the past 40-plus years Retromobile has showcased the auto industry, featuring hundreds of vintage cars.
    Porte de Versailles
    Information
  • SIX NATIONS RUGBY
    This annual European rugby tournament includes France versus Italy at the Stade de France.
    February to March
    Information
  • SALON AGRICULTURE – PARIS AGRICULTURAL SHOW
    It's one of the biggest farm shows in France, dedicated to animal husbandry and plant care. And, of course, no one wants to miss the Milking Parlour!
    Porte de Versailles
    Information

MORE February EVENTS

THE TOP THINGS TO DO IN PARIS IN February

Celebrate Valentines Day in Paris

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Skip-the-Line at the Louvre Museum

The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines make the most of your time in Paris with a whirlwind tour of the must-see works of art in the Louvre on this professionally-guided tour. The top choice.
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Louvre Skip-the-Line Tour
Head straight to the front of the line, then journey through art history on a 3-hour private Louvre visit. On this complete tour, an expert guide reveals subtle details about the artwork.
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The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines make the most of your time in Paris with a whirlwind tour of the must-see works of art in the Louvre on this professionally-guided tour. The top choice.
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March – Mars

  • SEMI DE PARIS – PARIS HALF-MARATHON
    The second most popular run (after the Paris Marathon), the Semi attracts 37K runners.
    Esplanade du Chateau de Vincennes
    Information
  • LA FETE DE LA SAINT-PATRICK
    Head to one of the many Irish pubs in the city to celebrate the land of the Little People. Our fave is Galway's Pub at 13 Quai des Grands Augustins in the 6th.
    March 17
  • CINEMA DU REEL FILM FESTIVAL
    See a fresh batch of French and international documentary and experimental films.
    Centre Pompidou
    Information
  • SALON DU TOURISME
    Join 100,000 travel professionals under one roof in Paris to discover all the latest trends and forecasts in the travel trade.
    Porte de Versailles
    Information

The Top Things To Do In Paris In March

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Skip the Lines at the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Priority-Access Tours
For the ultimate Eiffel Tower experience, these guided tours walk you past the long lines, into the elevator, and up to the very top of the tower for stunning birds-eye views of Paris
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Eiffel Tower Tour to Level 2 or 3
Why waste your precious time in Paris standing in line? Take our Insiders advice and book this skip-the-line, guided tour of the Eiffel Tower. While others wait in line, you'll be enjoying the views.
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Eiffel Priority-Access Tour
For the ultimate Eiffel Tower experience, these guided tours walk you past the long lines, into the elevator, and up to the very top of the tower for stunning birds-eye views of Paris
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April – Avril

  • ART PARIS – ART FAIR
    It's the leading fair for modern and contemporary art held every spring.
    Grand Palais Éphémére,Champ de Mars, 7th Arrondissem*nt
    Information
  • POISSON D'AVRIL – APRIL FOOL'S DAY
    Poisson refers to the paper fish that French children tape to the backs of an unsuspecting friend's shirts.
    April 1, 2024
  • THE ANNUAL PARIS MARATHON
    40,000 runners gather to run the marathon in the world's most beautiful city.
    Information
  • FESTIVAL DU LIVRE DE PARIS
    It's the biggest book fair in France with writers, authors, and publishers under one roof.
    Porte de Versailles
    Information

More April Events

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Easter in Paris

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Experience the Splendor Of Versailles

Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens
Skip the long lines to experience the grandeur of Versailles on a guided tour. Stroll through the stunning gardens with your guide, then visit Marie Antoinette's estate.
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Half-Day, Skip-the-Line Tour of Versailles
If you don't have a full day, this popular half-day tour of Versailles includes priority access with an expert guide. The small-group ensures personal attention and includes transportation right from your hotel.
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Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens
Skip the long lines to experience the grandeur of Versailles on a guided tour. Stroll through the stunning gardens with your guide, then visit Marie Antoinette's estate.
More information…

May – Mai

  • FETE DU TRAVAIL – LABOR DAY
    May 1, 2024
    French National Holiday
  • WWII VICTORY DAY CEREMONY
    The president of France will lay flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor the liberation of France.
    Arc de Triomphe
    May 8, 2024
    French National Holiday
  • FRENCH OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
    The only Grand Slam tournament played on red clay courts.
    Roland-Garros
    May to June 2024
    Information
  • TASTE OF PARIS
    This popular event brings together restaurants, food & wine producers with a line-up of cooking demonstrations by top chefs.
    May 2024
    Grand Palais
    Information
  • JAZZ FESTIVAL À SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS
    Top jazz performances in the heart of Paris. Doesn't get much better than this!
    Information
  • LA NUIT DES MUSÉES
    Just another event that makes Paris great! Free museum entrance, plus they stay open until the wee hours.
    May 2024
    Information
  • FOIRE DE PARIS – HOME SHOW
    Discover the latest European trends in home interiors, gardens, outdoor activities, wine & gastronomy.
    Porte de Versailles
    Information

More May Events

The Top Things To Do In Paris In May

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Top-Rated Paris Museum Tours

The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines and see a lot of art on this professionally guided tour. Choose from a private tour or semi-private (max 6 people.) The top choice.
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Musé d'Orsay Guided Tour
Enjoy skip-the-line access and learn the stories behind the world's greatest Impressionist art at Musé d'Orsay.
More information…

The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines and see a lot of art on this professionally guided tour. Choose from a private tour or semi-private (max 6 people.) The top choice.
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June – Juin

  • MAKEUP IN PARIS
    It's a festival of cosmetics attended by trend setters, manufacturers and lovers of makeup.
    Carrousel du Louvre
    Information
  • FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
    Free music concerts take to the streets and parks of Paris to celebrate the summer solstice.
    June 21, 2024
    Information
  • SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA MAISON DE POUPÉE
    That's right, it's the International Dollhouse Show, attracting vintage dolls house collectors from around the globe.
    Internationale Universitaire de Paris
    Information
  • FÊTE DES TUILERIES – PARIS FUNFAIR
    It's like the fairgrounds of your childhood – trampolines, bumper cars & cotton candy.
    Late June to August, 2024
    Tuileries Gardens & Place de la Concorde
  • LA MARCHE DES FIERTÉS DE PARIS – LGBT PRIDE Check the calendar for exact times and the parade route
    Rue des Archives, 4th Arrondissem*nt
    Information

More June Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in June

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Our Most Popular Day Trips from Paris

Spend a Day in the Champagne Region
Your driver gathers you from your Paris hotels for a small-group tour led by an expert guide to the Land of Champagne for a day-long tasting of the bubbly. Inclues lunch & tastings.
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Visit the Historic D-Day Beaches
A day trip to the landing beaches of Normandy is one of the most popular day trips from Paris. Visit the monuments, museums, and dedicated cemeteries, as well as the beaches themselves
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Visit the Historic D-Day Beaches
A guided tour to the landing beaches of Normandy makes for one of the most memorable day trips from Paris. Visit the monuments, museums, and dedicated cemeteries, as well as the beaches themselves.
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July – Juillet

  • TOUR DE FRANCE
    Normally, on the dramatic final, the cyclists circle the Champs Elysées. For 2024, due t the Paris Olympic Games, the Tour will end in Nice in the south of France.
    Late June & July
    Information
  • PARIS OLYMPIC GAMES
    Paris is hosting the massive sporting event.
    July 26 to August 11, 2024
    Information…
  • PARIS JAPAN EXPO
    Lovers of Japanese culture will unite to celebrate, manga, martial arts, animation & J-music.
    Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
    Information
  • VERSAILLES FESTIVAL
    Concerts, dance, recitals and fireworks – you won't want to miss this spectacular event.
    July to September
    How to Visit Versailles…
  • BASTILLE DAY
    Vive la liberté! In Paris, the military parade starts at 10 AM on the Champs-Elysées. The Eiffel Tower fireworks show starts at 11 PM.
    July 14
    French National Holiday
    Guide to Bastille Day Celebrations…
  • PARIS QUARTIER D'ETE FESTIVAL – NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL
    See 100 free dances, music and theatre performances in neighborhoods across Paris.
    July & August, 2024
    Information
  • PARIS PLAGES
    The beach-combing annual event is cancelled for 2024, what with the Olympic Games and all! Back in 2025.

More July Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in July

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Go Deeper Into France: Day Trips From Paris

Loire Valley Chateaux & Wine Tasting Trip
Journey to the magical castles of the Loire Valley in on a day trip that also features a guided tasting of the best regional wines. This small-group tour travels in a luxury Eurovan.
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Mysterious Mont Saint-Michel
The magnificent floating island of Mont Saint-Michel is a sight to behold. Travel through the picturesque Normandy countryside with an expert guide on a day trip from Paris that includes a cider tasting
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Loire Valley Chateaux & Wine Tasting Trip
Journey to the magical castles of the Loire Valley in on a day trip that also features a guided tasting of the best regional wines. Your small group travels in a luxury Eurovan.
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August – Août

  • ASSOMPTION – ASSUMPTION DAY
    A huge religious holiday in France. We usually forget the date and are surprised when most stores and services are closed. (We forget every year.)August 15, 2024
    French National Holiday
  • ROCK EN SEINE
    Although most Parisians have headed to the country for their August holidays, you can join those who have remained in the city… to rock out!
    Pont de St-Cloud
    Information
  • FESTIVAL PARIS L'ETE – ARTS, SCENES & SUN
    100 performances, 40 locations throughout Paris near monuments, in parks and public squares. What a way to celebrate summer in the city!
    July & August
    Information
  • ÉTÉ DU CANAL – SUMMER ON THE CANAL
    The Canal de L'Ourcq celebrates the summer with a fun program of dance, concerts, water activities including boat cruises, films screenings, and street art. Canal de L'Ourcq is a trendy part of the Parisian canal network in the 19th Arrondissem*nt.
    July & August
    Information
  • PARIS PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Paris is hosting a second massive sporting event!
    August 28 to September 8, 2024
    Information…

More August Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in August

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September

  • JAZZ DE LA VILLETTE
    A festival of soul, funk & eclectic sounds that attracts 30,000 music lovers.
    First days of September
    Parc de la Villette
    Information
  • PARIS DESIGN WEEK
    Discover the best in design with the international design community in a program of talks, co*cktails, and exhibition
    2nd week in September
    Various venues
    Information
  • MAISON & OBJET
    Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances & tableware.
    2nd week in September
    Information
  • EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
    The public is invited to step inside monuments normally off limits — the Senate, Elysée Palace, private chateaux, and others.
    Information
  • LONDON TO PARIS BIKE RIDE
    Cycle through English villages, rural France to the final destination, the Eiffel Tower!
    Mid September
    Information

More September Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in September

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The Highest-Rated Paris Activities

Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cellar
In the cheese-aging cellar of a Paris fromagerie you discover 7 classic French cheeses and the wines that pair with them. Lots of sampling!
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VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic, VIP dinner cruise is the #1 nighttime activity. Be sure to choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, the most champagne, and the ultimate experience.
Reserve your table…

VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic, VIP dinner cruise is the #1 nighttime activity. Be sure to choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, the most champagne, and the ultimate experience.
Reserve your table…

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October – Octobre

  • FÊTES DES VENDANGE À MONTMARTRE
    It's the only wine harvest & festival in Paris, held near the one remaining vineyard in Montmartre!
    Information
  • ART CONTEMPORAIN
    A world of wonderful contemporary art displayed at the fabulous Grand Palais. Fascinating.
    Grand Palais
    Information
  • LE SALON DU CHOCOLAT
    It's the biggest celebration of chocolate in the world. And you don't want to miss the chocolate fashion show!
    Porte de Versailles
    Information
    Our Guide to Salon du Chocolat…

More October Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in October

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Delectable Food Tours in Paris

Discover the Food & Wine of the Marais
Visit the top food & wine shops in the historic Marais, tasting the best of French foods. There's plenty of sampling on this small-group tour.
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Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cellar
In the cheese-aging cellar of a Paris fromagerie you discover 7 classic French cheeses and the wines that pair with them. Lots of sampling!
Check Availability…

Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cellar
In the cheese-aging cellar of a Paris fromagerie you discover 7 classic French cheeses and the wines that pair with them. Lots of sampling!
Check Availability…

November – Novembre

  • LA TOUSSAINT – ALL SAINT'S DAY
    A Christian day of remembrance of all saints and martyrs.
    November 1
    French National Holiday
  • ARMISTICE DAY
    France honors its war dead with a military parade from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysées.
    November 11
    • Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle
    • November 11
    • 11:00 AM: Wreath-Laying Ceremony
    • 9:00 PM: Vigil Ceremony
    French National Holiday
  • BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU
    Fireworks, festivals, music start on the 3rd Thursday in November to mark the arrival of the new vintage of Beaujolais.
  • PARIS PHOTO
    More than 130 international photo galleries exhibit historical and contemporary works
    Grand Palais Éphémère
    Information

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The Top Things to do in Paris in November

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December – Decembre

  • Christmas Markets
    Celebrate the season by visiting a few of the many annual markets throughout the city with items for Noel!
    Throughout December
    The Big List of Christmas Markets in Paris…
  • WHERE TO SEE THE BEST CHRISTMAS WINDOWS
    • Galeries Lafayette, 9e
    • Printemps, 9e
    • Le Bon Marché, 7e
    • BHV in the Marais
    • Faubourg Sainte-Honore, 2e
    • Avenue Montaigne, 8e
    • Forum des Halles, 2e
    • Place Vendôme, 1er
  • NOËL – CHRISTMAS DAY
    December 25
    French National Holiday

More December Events

The Top Things to do in Paris in December

Guide to Christmas in Paris

New Years Eve in Paris

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French National Holidays

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It's important for your planning to know when the national holidays fall since offices, many stores, and most museums are closed on many or all of these days. We know that's a bit vague, but it's difficult to create a definite listing of what will be open. It's best to check before simply showing up.

  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Good Friday – French National Holiday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday – French National Holiday
  • Fête du Travail, May 1
  • Ascension Day,in May
  • WWII Victory Day, May 8
  • Whit Monday, fifty days after Easter
  • July 14, Bastille Day
  • August 15, Assumption Day
  • November 1, All Saints Day
  • November 11, Armistice Day
  • December 25, Christmas Day

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