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What to do in Paris this weekend? (from October 29 to 1)

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Cultural activities or outdoor events… We have selected the best times to enjoy Paris this weekend. From unique trade fairs to exciting exhibitions and sensational shows… Follow our program to experience an unforgettable weekend in the City of Lights!

Visit the new “90’s” exhibition on the occasion of the release of Thierry le Gouès’ book

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Major player in fashion photography of the 90s, Thierry Le Gouès presents his fifth book “90’S”. A collection of his best photographs during the emblematic decade of the nineties. A mixture of rebellion andinnovation for the fashion industry. “90's” is a book devoted to his fashion work through his various collaborations with Éditons Condé Nast and the great top models of those years who left their mark on an entire generation.

In 1990, Thierry carried out his first collaborations with Condé Nast Editions (Vogue Italy, L'Uomo Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Hommes). Thus, he very quickly imposes his style! Classic compositions, carefully studied lighting effects through cinematographic staging, sensual and powerful black and white and timeless images. “90's” is also a tribute to the many fashion designers, stylists, editors, top models, with whom Thierry has worked, capturing their personalities through his bold vision.

Paris weekend
Paris weekend
Paris weekend

Thirty years later, “90’S” allows the new generation to (re)discover the years that many consider to be the best in the fashion industry: “the Golden Age”. Thierry returns with this work to where it all began when he chose to make fashion photos and not fashionable photos. 

From September 27 to November 15, 2023 – a. gallery – 4 Rue Léonce Reynaud, 75116 Paris

Attend the Salon Première Classe 2023 at the Jardin des Tuileries 

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Du Friday September 29 to Monday October 2, 2023, the only European fashion accessories event is making a comeback in the heart of the capital. Four times a year, in turn at Paris Porte de Versailles and at Tuileries garden, Première Classe unveils a selection of creative and commercial brands representing the different sectors of the accessories world. Umbrellas, bags, hats, scarves, belts, gloves, jewelry... This offer responds to the demand of a Ready-to-wear/Designer market. Première Classe offers international buyers from different distribution channels linked to fashion, a global vision of the accessories market

Tuileries Garden – 75001 Paris

Paris Fashion Week from September 25 to October 3, 2023

September events

Du September 25 to October 3, 2023, the fashion capital hosts one of the most influential and well-known events in the fashion industry: la Paris Fashion Week. Like every year, this global event allows 108 houses present to reveal to us theirfeminine collection ideal for spring-summer 2024. Si 67 sets will be introduced through shows, 41 others will be revealed through presentations

Fashion lovers will have the opportunity to see the essential brands of the calendar. Notably Christian Dior, Balmain, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Courrèges but also Chloé. Alongside these big names, promising creators will also light up the parade, notably Weinsanto, Vaquera, Kiko Kostadinov or even Casablanca. Thus, other brands have opted for this new edition of the Fashion Week to present their collections in Paris. Among them, Marni, usually based in Milan, and Peter Do, who used to reveal his creations to New York.

To find out more about the Paris Fashion Week program, click here !

A World Cup at the Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp: the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

September events

Du September 30 to October 1, 2023, the best racehorses will compete in the Qatar Arc de Triomphe Prize. This major competition, thrilling the equestrian world for more than 100 years ago,, is the biggest race in the world thanks to its sport rafting ! This historic challenge will be made up of exceptional horses specially from the Japan, England, Germany, Ireland and several French regions. The challenge ? To be crowned best horse in the world! The atmosphere will also be present in the stands of ParisLongchamps racecourse which will resonate with the encouragement of the public. 

This major sporting event is also the ideal outing to the countryside. To experience the adrenaline of racing, France Gallop proposes, for this weekend of Qatar Arc de Triomphe Prize, tickets from 10€ on Saturday and 20€ on Sunday. Admission is free for children under 12 years old. 

Access the ticket office of the event by clicking here !

Marvel at the ballet of Marion Mottin/Xie Xin/Crystal Pite at the Palais Garnier

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From the September 23, 2023, three women choreographers are in the spotlight of the contemporary dance program at theParis Opera. Created in 2016 at the Paris National Opera, The Seasons' Canon by Crystal Pite bathed in a stormy light. Upsetting, the choreography in “canons” deploys chain reactions, echoing gestures. Then The Last Call is the first creation for the Opera Ballet. Here, Marion Motin tells the story of a phone call that turns a man's life upside down. The choreography plunges spectators into a supernatural dimension. Finally, Chinese artist Xie Xin in turn signs his first creation for the dancers of the Paris National Opera. His piece Horizon plays on illusions and mirages between elements of nature. 

Garnier – Pl. de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris

Discover the exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa, couturier collector” at the Palais Galliera

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Azzedine Alaïa was a great cutting virtuoso. A major retrospective devoted to the couturier is highlighted at Galliera Palace through a unique exhibition. The latter presents, for the first time, its heritage collection exceptional that he has gathered over time. It brings together nearly 140 of the most exceptional pieces. The exhibition traces the history of this invaluable collection that Alaïa put together in the greatest secrecy. And which was never revealed during his lifetime, in France or internationally.

To end their journey, visitors are invited to go to Matisse Room, at the Museum of Modern Art located opposite the Palais Galliera, where are presented 3 stage costumes designed by Henri Matisse for the Ballets Russes in 1919 which illustrate the dialogue between fashion and art so dear to the couturier.

From September 27 to January 21, 2023 - Galliera Palace – 10 Av. Pierre 1er of Serbia, 75116 Paris

The Animal Expo at the Parc Floral de Paris

Paris weekend

The largest show in France devoted topet and his well-being is making a comeback September 30 to October 1, 2023. You will be able to discover dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, gerbils, mice, turtles, chameleons, snakes, chickens and fish. You will also be able to attend dog sports demonstrations, dog education, a wide entertainment program. Thus, discover the most beautiful shopping for your pet. Accessories, food, nutrition, litter, bowls, leashes, collars, carrying bags, toys. So, experts and animal enthusiasts will advise you on how to live well with your pet.

Paris flower park – Rte de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris

“Scents of the Orient” at the Institute of the Arab World

exhibitions in September

Du September 26, 2023 to February 11, 2024Arab World Institute offers an extraordinary adventure. A bewitching exploration at the heart of the perfumes of the Orient and their captivating history. It's a exhilarating journeyWhere ancient and contemporary works mingle harmoniously, enriched by smelling devicescaptivating scents and scents exclusively created by the master perfumer Christopher Sheldrake. This exhibit offers an abundance of fascinating items, including manuscripts, textiles, paintings, photographs and nearly 200 other works of art. 

Each fragrance and balm exposed testifies to the way in which perfume permeates Arabic traditions, thus perpetuating a history as old as time itself. 

Institut du Monde Arabe – 1 Rue des Fosses Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris

Attend the Press Start Festival at the Center Pompidou

Video game enthusiasts, prepare yourself for an exceptional immersive experience! This year public information library (BPI) of the Center Pompidou invites you to its flagship event: the Press Start Festival. Du September 27 to October 2, this event promises a captivating dive into the fascinating world of video games. The Press Start Festival promises to be the ideal opportunity to dive into the heart of video game culture. On the program, a multitude of activities to satisfy all passions: informed conferences, gaming sessions, live concerts, creative workshops, or even meetings with creators… Don't miss this unique festival which celebrates creativity, innovation and passion for video games!

Bpi – Public Information Library – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

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Beaugrenelle Paris celebrates its 10th anniversary from October 2, 2023

The emblematic department store of the 15th arrondissement, Beaugrenelle Paris, Fwas 10 years old from 2 au 15th October, 2023. The party will be there! A true place of life and sharing, Beaugrenelle Paris invites its customers to come celebrate your birthday on October 12, 2023 during a bright and musical evening. In the program: An exceptional luminous show which will enhance the Atrium, an unforgettable showcase by Kendji Girac, who will perform around ten of his greatest songs. Finally, a DJ set by DJ Rox R on a retrospective of sounds from the 2000s to 2020.

Therefore, Beaugrenelle Paris has several surprises in store for its customers. Indeed, visitors will be able to scan suspended balloons to win free gifts and surprises by the center's brands such as Homer Lobster, Galeries Lafayette, Etham, Tommy Hilfiger, Revue, Cocobello, Pathé Cinema And much more ! So don't miss this birthday without any pretext which will be simply exceptional! 

Mall Beaugrenelle – 12 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris

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