Top 5 Things to Do in Paris This Fall

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Top 5 Things to Do in Paris This Fall

Photography on the Seine

There’s nothing better than strolling the banks of the Seine in the autumn sunshine—unless you’re also checking out incredible photos from talented emerging and international artists. Every two years, the Musée du quai Branly stages Photoquai, and it’s become a not-to-miss rendezvous on the art calendar. This year’s theme is “We are Family”– and it’ll blow you away. Find out more here.

Montmartre vineyard

Paris’s last surviving vineyard in Montmartre, courtesy of the Comité des Fêtes de Montmartre

Celebrate the Grape Harvest

Paris used to be covered with grape vines, and today the only surviving vineyard is located in Montmartre. Every year, the 18th arrondissement organizes a giant fete around the grape harvest that takes place in the Vignes du Clos Montmartre. Think parade, festive food, fireworks, and more. For more information, click here.

Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais

Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais

Art Attack

There are a host of exciting exhibitions taking place in Paris this fall- from Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais to “Villa Flora: Enchanted Times” at the Marmottan Monet. Check BP’s Calendar for all the not-to-miss exhibitions.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Cinémathèque Française, Paris by Luke McKernan/ Flickr

Movies & More

Head over to La Cinémathèque Française, the Frank Gehry-designed landmark in the Parc de Bercy, to check out three different exhibitions devoted to American movie legends: Sam Peckinpah, Martin Scorsese, and John Huston. Read more here.

Salon du Chocolat

chocolate fashion show courtesy of the Salon du Chocolat

Sweet Relief

The annual Salon du Chocolat is a great excuse to indulge in sweet treats and gourmet delights by some of the country’s top chocolatiers. There’s even a chocolate fashion show! The Salon takes place from October 28- November 1 at the Paris-Expo- Porte de Versailles (metro line 12), and tickets cost €14.

Last but not least: the Musée de l’Homme will be celebrating its grand debut after a six-year transformation project. Get a sneak peek in this article published in our sister magazine, France Today.

construction on Musée de l'Homme

the incredible construction project/ courtesy of the Musée de l’Homme


Lead photo credit : Photoquai © Sylvia Davies

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  • Carmela Gagliardi
    2016-04-07 19:56:47
    Carmela Gagliardi
    These stories are wonderful and warm my day! Thankyou


  • Kathleen
    2015-11-05 18:39:13
    Thank you. I always enjoy reading about wonderful Paris. I visited Paris with all the amazing Sites, and had a wonderful day at the Palace of Versai with my Husband - we had a ride on a carriage with horses covered with the snow that was falling down. I have never forgotten this, and one day (when we can afford it) we said we would go back to wonderful, amazing, Paris.