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What to do in Paris this weekend? (from December 8 to 10)

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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!

Night at the Pantheon 2023 

December exhibitions

Night at the Pantheon makes its big comeback in 2023 for a 7th edition from December 6, 2023 to January 24, 2024 ! A nocturnal stroll which will allow you to discover the monument from an unusual side, playful and unusual. Immersed in the dark and equipped with a flashlight, you will first descend into the crypt where are buried Great Men and Great Women

With the help of'a quiz and a series of clues highlighting the major achievements of their lives, you will try to discover the national figures present at the Pantheon ! You will be able to enjoy the exceptional architecture and numerous works of the monument

Pantheon – Pl. du Panthéon, 75005 Paris

The Cinematheque screens the entire filmography of Sofia Coppola

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Cinema lovers, prepare yourself for a captivating journey into the cinematic universe by Sofia Coppola. December 6 to 12, 2023, the Cinémathèque celebrates this visionary director through an exceptional retrospective. Under the spell of her unique visual identity, Sofia Coppola has conquered hearts with masterpieces such as the cult « Virgin Suicides"," Marie-Antoinette", And" Lost in Translation« . Each of his films is a unique artistic experience.

The icing on the cake of this retrospective: the exclusive preview of his latest cinematic gem, « Priscilla" Sofia Coppola will be there to share his inspirations, his filming secrets and chat with the lucky audience. A rare opportunity to delve into the creative mind of the director before the official release planned for January 2024.

The French Cinematheque – 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris

Attend “The IMA has its festival!” » at the Institut du Monde Arabe for a weekend

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Du Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 December 2023, “The IMA has its festival ! " highlights living creation from the Arab world and its diasporas. Vibrant concerts, captivating installations, intoxicating dance workshops, breathtaking parades, captivating choreographies, inspiring conferences, and even nightclub sessions… Carried by established or emerging artists, all generations combined, this unique scene will take over all the spaces of the Institute throughout the event.

At the heart of this first edition, the Kif-Kif Bledi company, defending an openness to dances from the traditions of North Africa and Lebanon since 2017, will orchestrate happenings, breathtaking parades, captivating round tables, wild dance classes… A total celebration which promises to make the Institute vibrate in an electric and exhilarating atmosphere.

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

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A bubble aperitif is being prepared at the Hôtel du Collectionneur

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For the winter season, Arthur Moreau, new head bartender of theHotel Collector invites the house Guillotine Vodka for a unique experience on the secret terrace of the Hotel bar inside a magical bubble installed for the occasion. Created in 2016, Guillotine Vodka is a brand of French vodka innovative ultra-premium gluten-free product. Thus, it is developed exclusively from grapes extracted from the Champagne vineyards.

Through a unique aperitif, you will have the pleasure of tasting their delicious French selections of appetizers. Truffle croque, gravlax salmon blinis or even a variety of Aquitaine caviar from Paris Caviar. This weekend, you can also taste vodka with caviar or aged flavor, as an individual tasting or in a cocktail, accompanied bya gourmet plate to share created in association!

From December 5 to February 29, 2024 – The Collector’s Hotel – 51-57 Rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris -  01 58 36

Immerse yourself in the heart of Salvador Dali's artistic universe with “Art in Nature”

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You have until 21th January 2024 to experience a whole new immersive experience organized by La Villette. “Art in nature”, a light walk in the park around the world of Salvador Dali! This event is a new form of entertainment where light installations mingle with the surrealist works of the famous Spanish artist. This will be an opportunity to admire the surrealist sculptures of Salvador Dalí, combined with a light and interactive show. A unique experience that will delight young and old alike! Among the works on display, visitors will be able, among other things, to admire: The Dance of Time I, Alice in Wonderland, Elephant of Triumph or even The Weather Profilethe famous soft watch!

La Villette – 211 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

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This weekend, enjoy the unique ephemeral experience of French liqueur with the “St Germain® Night Market”

This weekend, immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas with the St-Germain® Night Market. An enchanting experience served on a silver platter. Nestled in a former factory in 11th arrondissement, this event promises an exceptional evening where the delights of St-Germain® cocktails mingle with the elegance of French creations.

Taste one of 4 signature cocktails, including 2 alcohol-free, in a refined setting where a market dedicated to French know-how. Local designers invite you to explore unique pieces, combining refinement and originality. Of the creative workshops, led by true professionals, are waiting for you to reveal your hidden talents. So, immerse yourself in a musical atmosphere by exploring the interactive vinyl stand!

La Maison des Métallos – 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris, 75011

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Live a memorable experience with Eataly Paris Marais during a Blindtest hosted by Drag Queens

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience of Wednesday November 29 to Wednesday December 20, 2023 meet at Bar Torino Italian groceries for memorable moments with your friends or family. Let yourself be drawn into the festive atmosphere of a blind tests animated by the Drag Queens La Delish' and Jessica Triss. An enchanting evening awaits you, mixing laughter and surprises in the heart of gastronomic Italy

Eataly Paris Marais – 37 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris

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“Return from Asia: Henri Cernuschi, a collector in the time of Japonism” at the Cernuschi Museum 

December exhibitions

Until 4th February 2024,  Cernuschi Museum will present the exhibition “Return from Asia”. She invites visitors to follow in the footsteps ofHenri Cernuschi. Since his travel to the Far East until returning to Paris where he created one of the very first museums of Asian art. The perfect opportunity to celebrate 150th anniversary of his return from Asia. This unique exhibition invites you to discover the journey of the traveler and collector. His innovative contribution made it possible to bring about the taste revolution in Europe, also known as the name of Japonism.

Cernuschi Museum – 7 Av. Velasquez, 75008 Paris

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Taste Ladurée macaroons on the emblematic Place Vendôme in front of the Christmas lights

This weekend treat yourself to an exquisite experience Place Vendôme while tasting the delicious macaroons signed The duration. While savoring these little masterpieces, also take the time toadmire the dazzling illuminations of the square. The magic of lights adds a magical touch to this gourmet moment, creating a unique atmosphere where refined gastronomy goes perfectly with the splendor of the decorations !

From this weekend, admire Nathalie Romier interpreting Edith Piaf at the Théâtre Montmartre Galabru

This weekend, immerse yourself in the captivating world of an exceptional plural artist, Nathalie Romier, hailed as one of the best performers in the repertoire of the legendary Édith Piaf. An immersive experience awaits you, a meticulous reconstruction of Piaf's legendary last concert in 1961, orchestrated with visual and musical precision that will transport you into the captivating atmosphere of the Olympia.

Nathalie Romier comes as close as possible to mythical character, donning the same iconic dress and enveloping each note with an intensity worthy of the irreplaceable star. At the Montmartre Galabru Theater, let yourself be carried away by this unique experience December 9 and 15 at 19:30 p.m., as well as December 31 at 20 p.m. Prepare to be transported to the Paris of the 60s, between emotion, nostalgia and unforgettable outbursts of voice.

Montmartre Galabru Theater – 4 Rue de l’Armée d’Orient, 75018 Paris

Discover the secret and wonderful world of “The Luminous Odyssey” at Parc Floral

Du November 28, 2023 to January 7, 2024, a secret and wonderful world is offered to walkers. THE Paris Floral Park turns into a fairy kingdom with “The Luminous Odyssey”. A unique and immersive experience, where light is more than art! Each installation is an ode to the biodiversity as well as mythology of terrestrial and celestial creatures. From Indian elephants to mysterious dragons, including the discreet tardigrade, bringing hope for new life in the universe. This educational and fun experience offers a reflection on the conservation and diversity of species, where the animal is at the heart of our world cultural heritage!

Paris Floral Park – Rte de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris

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“Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai, The Breath of the Architect” at the Cartier Foundation 

December exhibitions

Du December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art reveals “ The breath of the architect ". An exhibition designed exclusively for the institution by architect Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai in India. Through a work marked by a deep concern for the relationship between man and nature, Jain inscribes time and gesture as fundamental elements. This exhibition delves into the exploration of the complex connections between art, architecture and matter. Each element of the exhibition bears witness to the unique vision of the architect, which transcends conventional borders to create an immersive experience.

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain – 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris

Live a magical experience at the Great Christmas Parade at the Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome

Le Sunday 10 December, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Christmas the Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome ! No need to wait until December 25, let yourself be carried away by the magic of the great “Christmas Parade” American style and unique performances! A sparkling day awaits you with a delicious gastronomic offer, Christmas carols, spectacular races and free entertainment for the youngest to brighten up your Sunday. Also not to be missed: the spectacular Cheerleaders Christmas Show. The team is making its comeback for the second time at the Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome! But that's not all. Exclusively, discover the Magic & Light Parade by the Tewhoola company!

Paris-Vincennes Racecourse – 2 Rte de la Ferme, 75012 Paris


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