Paris September 2011 Events: What to See & Do

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Paris September 2011 Events: What to See & Do
SEPTEMBER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino at the American Library in Paris 7   Evening with an Author: Elaine  Sciolino, author of La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life   Jazz à la Villette Through the 11th A fantastic lineup continues featuring great artists from Macy Gray to Maceo Parker.   Le Grand Feu 10 The largest fireworks display in all of Europe The French Will Never Forget 9/11 Commemoration at Trocadéro 11 the main Sept. 11 memorial in Paris   Sept. 11 Memorials & Commemorations in Paris & France 10 & 11 story has list of events   Avril Lavigne in concert at the Zenith Concert Hall 16, 17   Avril Lavigne   Journées Européennes du Patrimoine / Heritage Days 17, 18 14,000 buildings all over France open their usually closed doors to the public—everything from politicians’ homes to museums will be open and free to enter   Jerry Seinfeld one-man show 18 Jerry Seinfeld comes to Paris for a one-off performance at La Nouvelle Eve cabaret in Montmartre   Author Tatiana de Rosnay at the American Library in Paris 22 Evening with an Author: Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key   La Garde Républicaine Ouvre ses Portes 24, 25 The Gendarmerie opens its doors to the public only 2 days annually; great family/children’s event.   Paris – Versailles 25 A 16K walk-run race starts at the Eiffel Tower & ends at the Château de Versailles. Jimmy Buffet in concert at the Olympia Concert Hall 26 Jimmy Buffet concert, an annual “parrotheads” gathering in Paris Paris Fashion Week–Ready-to-Wear Mode à Paris 27 – October 5th Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Collections   Paris-Deauville vintage car display    30 Beautiful vintage cars displayed at Place Vendôme the eve before the Paris-Deauville Rally departs from Paris   Château de Versailles – Grand Trianon The 18th Century Back in Fashion, through October 9th — a must for Marie Antoinette fans!   ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS   Château de Versailles Grand Fountain Shows The Versailles Fountains Saturday and Sundays through October 30th Fountains are also on Tuesdays through June 28th.  11am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm Le XIIIe Siècle au Goût du Jour, through October 9th in the Grand Trianon Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes Saturdays from June 18th through September 3rd A wonderful evening at the Château de Versailles including everything from serenades in the Hall of Mirrors to the gardens and fountains being illuminated to fireworks at the end of the evening.   Pianissimo & American Jazz Festival Through Sept. 3rd This is a festival held at the famous jazz club, Sunset-Sunside, featuring the big guns on today’s jazz scene   Festival Silhouette Through Sept. 4th 10th year for this late-summer open-air cinema festival showcasing international & French films.   Festival Itinérant des Arènes de Montmartre Through the 5th For the 11th year, this travelling theatre festival hits Paris. Headlined by Mystère Buffa.   Jazz à la Villette Through the 11th A fantastic lineup continues featuring great artists from Macy Gray to Maceo Parker.   Festibacchus 2-4 Join the 15,000 + people who will descend on Bercy for the 6th annual wine salon in the open air   High Tea & Fashion Show at Le Bristol (Thés à la Mode) 3 A gourmet afternoon of tea combined with luxurious fashion to pass an afternoon in Paris   Opéra en Plein Air 7-10 Madame Butterfly comes to life with the l’Hôtel National des Invalides as the dramatic backdrop to set the scene Paris Furniture Fair/Maison et Objet 9-13 The fair is held at the Paris Nord Villepinte and showcases the latest in home furnishing and design   Vaux le Vicomte au Temps des Mousquetaires 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17 18 Open-air theatre in the courtyard of Vaux le Vicomte   Le Grand Feu 10 The largest fireworks display in all of Europe   Château de Vincennes 16-18 The restored Château revealed   Journées Européennes du Patrimoine / Heritage Days 17, 18 14,000 buildings all over France open their usually closed doors to the public—everything from politicians’ homes to museums will be open and free to enter Technoparade 17 Starting from 11am at Place de la République, this whacky parade is a sight to behold.     Jerry Seinfeld One-Man Show 18 Jerry Seinfeld comes to Paris for a one-off performance at La Nouvelle Eve cabaret in Montmartre   La Garde Républicaine Ouvre ses Portes 24, 25 The Gendarmerie opens its doors to the public only 2 days annually; great family/children’s event.   Norman Rockwell art exhibition Anagama Gallery in Versailles 25 – October 23rd There is little doubt Norman Rockwell’s work crossed your path at some point in your life…   Paris – Versailles 25 A 16K walk-run race starts at the Eiffel Tower & ends at the Château de Versailles. Paris Fashion Week–Ready-to-Wear Mode à Paris 27 – October 5th Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Collections   Paris-Deauville Rally   30…
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