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What to do in Paris this weekend? (September 15 to 17)

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Every weekend is an opportunity to discover new facets of Paris. Our guide to things to do in Paris this weekend reveals events, exhibitions, restaurants, and more... To help you make the most of your time in this incredible city.

European Heritage Days on September 16 and 17, 2023

Paris this weekend

Le Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023 will take place the 40th edition of Days European Heritage. This year, the themes addressed during this annual event are the " Living heritage " and " Sports heritage ". “Living Heritage” designates the practices, expressions, knowledge and know-how transmitted from one generation to another. They are constantly recreated as the songs, the dances, the rituals, the festivals, the know-how related to traditional crafts or knowledge related to nature and the universe. Moreover, from the perspective of the Cultural Olympiad, a second theme “Sports Heritage” will be honoured. The heritage of sports has clearly developed with the evolution of old or new sporting practices, mainly at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. 

On this special day, numerous historical monuments, government buildings, museums, gardens as well as Landmarks open their doors to the public. The activities offered vary from place to place. Thus, they generally include free guided tours, special exhibitions, conferences, concerts, children's workshops, demonstrations of traditional crafts... 

Several Parisian historical sites are to be discovered during this day. Tour exclusively around the Senate-Palais du Luxembourg and its garden, the Pantheon, the Paris Observatory, the legendary Arc de Triomphe, And much more ! 

To find out more about the program of the European Heritage Days, click here !

The Crazy Horse is revealed for the European Heritage Days

Paris this weekend

As part of its participation in European Heritage Days 2023, Crazy Horse invites the general public to discover its astonishing and rich artistic and cultural heritage. As well as his anecdotes and little secrets that animate the famous house ! Through an exclusive tour commented by two dancers, visitors will have the opportunity to access both the room and the usually inaccessible backstage areas, thus revealing the well-kept underside of the cabaret Parisian.

To participate in these visits, a pre-registration via address is obligatory ! 

Crazy Horse Paris – 12 Av. George V, 75008 Paris

The Palais de la Porte Dorée unveils its Salon des Lacques

Paris this weekend

The European Heritage Days are an opportunity for visitors to discover a unique space of the Palace of the Golden Gate : the Lacquer Fair. Resettled in the space for which it was created in 1931. The Lacquer Salon is a Bookcases bringing together an exceptional set of furniture Art Deco signed by the architect Albert Laprade. It also contains large lacquer panels imagined and created by the decorator Jean Dunand. Invisible since 1947, the furniture and lacquer panels have made makeover and have regained their original shine! It is therefore an exceptional ensemble that the public is invited to discover for this 40th edition of European Heritage Days.

Palace of the Golden Gate – 293 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

The ideal opportunity to (re)discover exceptional exhibitions such as at the Fondation Cartier

Paris this weekend

On the occasion of European Heritage Days, guided architectural tours will be offered to invite the public to discover the emblematic building of the Cartier Foundation. During this exclusive visit, the cultural mediators will present to you the history of the Cartier Foundation. From its creation in 1984 to its location in the heart of Paris and will take them behind the scenes of the building. The exhibition Ron Mueck and the garden of Cartier Foundation will also be accessible for all for free

Cartier Foundation for contemporary art – 261 Bd Raspail, 75014 Paris

Mozart's Requiem by Bartabas at Seine Musical

Paris this weekend

After an impressive success of Mozart's Requiem in 2017 and Stravinsky's coronation in 2018, Bartabas returns with the National Equestrian Academy of the Domaine de Versailles for a third collaboration with The Seine Musicale. This famous choreographer, director, scenographer and director wants you to discover a new version of Mozart's Requiem

Du 14 17 in September 2023, admire the exceptional encounter between Mozartian sacred music and choreographed equestrian art. An implementation unique scene on the Grande Seine, transformed into riding track for the occasion, we are waiting for you!

 Reserve your ticket now by clicking here 

The Seine Musicale – La Seine Musicale, Ile Seguin, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

The great nautical festival, “L’Odyssée” returns to celebrate the Seine

In all Greater Paris, from September 13 to 17, 2023,'Odyssey celebrates the Seine and water during a great celebration lasting several days. This fourth edition invites you to explore what water offers us in the heart of the Paris region. On the program: floating concerts, taverns, cruises and floating object races. But also conferences and discussion spaces around the river…

There are hundreds of varied activities that will delight young and old. To close this event in style, theOdyssey offers you a whole new exceptional experience thanks to River Night. From September 16 to 17, 2023, celebrate the Olympic spirit by sailing on the waves of the Ile-de-France region. The Nuit Fleuve project has already shone during previous editions! Thus, this unique project was selected as one of the essential elements of the Cultural Olympics linked to the 2024 Olympic Games. 

To learn more about the program of the event, click here !

“ALAÏA / GRÈS, Beyond fashion” at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation

In the silence of their workshops, Madame Grès and Azzedine Alaïa, like sculptors, pursued an artistic quest devoted to sewing. Mrs Sandstone, discreet and determined, has sublimated the art of draping. Wheras'Azzedine Alaia, having studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Tunis, brought his unique vision to the cut. Their common ambition has never been altered by the world of fashion. But rather magnified, placing them as pillars of fashion history.

This unpublished exhibition brings together, for the first time, the creations of Madame Grès and Azzedine Alaïa. She explores their formal principles, their research on cuts, the harmonies of fabrics and colors that they share. Evening and day dresses of these two couturiers invite the visitor to a timeless lesson beyond trends. THE 60 creations exhibited bear witness to the dialogue between Sandstone and Alaïa. Two tenacious artists who have become master fashion sculptors, each in their own way.

Azzedine Alaïa Foundation – 18 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

The Paris New York Heritage festival

Paris this weekend

Le Paris New York Heritage Festival proudly announces its new planned editionSeptember 16 and 17, 2023 in André Citroën Park in Paris. This edition promises an exceptional program, with the addition of new talented artists. This unique festival offers a diverse experience. It allie open-air concerts, fiery DJ sets, captivating breakdance competitions. But also a skatepark for sliding enthusiasts and even meetings in the form of round tables for enriching discussions

Among the key artists who will perform during this 2023 edition: Guts, Allysha Joy, Kyoto Jazz Massive & Echoes of a New Dawn, Gospel'N Life Harmony, Dj Shibuya, and Jupiter & Okwess! This festival has established itself as the unmissable back-to-school event for lovers of music, dance, and a environmentally friendly approach

Parc André-Citroën – 2 Rue Cauchy, 75015 Paris

The Marguerites of Gaumont at the Gaité Lyrique 

exhibitions in September

Du September 15, 2023 to December 22, the prestigious Lyrical gaiety offers the public an immersion in the subtle union between music and cinema. In 2003, Christophe Chassol started a collaboration with Gaumont to create the iconic melody of the famous daisy logo. Twenty years later, the artist offers a contemporary look on the remarkable Gaumont catalog. Through an exhibition, a concert and a series of screenings of rare singularity! 

This immersive experience transcends the boundaries of art, subtly harmonizing music with the seventh art. The gallery offers an unprecedented experience, where the melodic vibrations blend delicately with the moving images. Thus, Chassol brilliantly reveals the very essence of cinematic beauty ! 

The Gaite Lyrique – 3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris

Taste the new back-to-school collection from Pierre Hermé: Métamorphoses

Until October 25, 2023, Pierre Hermé invites you to a unique taste experience in collaboration with the artist Yukiko Noritake. Their partnership gives birth to a unique culinary collection, where the raw material is metamorphosis like butterfly chrysalises. The House's emblematic boxes are decorated with bouquets of flowers in changing hues, almost evoking their intoxicating scents. Macarons, on the other hand, take you on a sensory journey with flavors such as licorice, violet, or bold black lemon, arousing a range of emotions.

Don't miss out on tasting the Infinitely Chocolate Tart. It is reinvented in a plant-based version with intense notes. Or the Unexpected Black Lemon Tart. In a deeply shimmering black that will not fail to surprise you! 

PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS – 1 Cr de Rome, 75008 Paris

“Workonpapers” by Gilles Bensimon at the Larock-Granoff Gallery 

exhibitions in September
Gilles Bensimon

Du September 14 to October 15, 2023, at the gallery Larock Granoff, discover an unknown aspect of the famous fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon. A talented artist and inspired creator. For the very first time, he reveals his "Workpapers". A collection of 50 unpublished works on paper.Rendez-vous in the captivating universe of Gilles Bensimon. Under no circumstances should you miss this exhibition which will not leave art lovers indifferent.

Larock-Granoff Gallery – 13 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

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