Exciting Paris events, festivals, and holiday celebrations take place during throughout the year.
If you're planning a visit to the City of Light or deciding when to come, take a look at our Paris events calendar to see what's happening each month.
Our year-at-a-glance calendar on this page shows the biggest events and festivities.
For details plus to find more events, simply click through to the monthly calendar.
Built during the Middle Ages at the historic heart of Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral embodies the splendors of Gothic architecture.
From the outside, you can admire the high towers, flying buttresses, and ornate carvings and numerous statues of saints and martyrs along the sides.
Inside, light streams in through spectacular stained glass windows. You can wander around and admire the hundreds of statues, sculptures, and paintings.
More to Enjoy: Climb up to the tower for a close-up look at the cathedral's famous gargoyles and some of the best views of Paris. Experience Notre Dame's magnificent organ by attending an evening concert.
Paris Insider Tip: If the weather is good, walk around the outside of the cathedral to the lovely gardens on the south and east sides.
Paris Exhibits - Shows to See during November
Gauguin the Alchimist
@ Grand Palais, October 11 - January 22, 2018 - Over 200 pieces of art by Gauguin immerse you in the artist's creative process in this show focusing on how he pushed the limits of his time. Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday 10am-8pm; Wednesday, Friday Saturday 10am-10pm; Tickets 15€.
Location: Grand Palais, Avenue Winston-Churchill, 8e. Nearest Metro: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau
More info: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/gauguin-alchimist
The Art of Pastel from Degas to Redon
@ Petit Palais, through April 8, 2018 - Almost 150 pastels by Degas, Cassatt, Gauguin, Renoir, and others provide and overview of the main artistic trends from Impressionism to Symbolism. Show tickets 10€. (Free admission to Petit Palais' permanent collection)
Location: Petit Palais, 8e. Nearest Metro: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau
More info: www.petitpalais.paris.fr
@ Musée Marmottan Monet (Rue Saint-Martin, 4e), September 14 through January 14, 2018 - On display for the first time will be works from Monet's own private collection by Cezanne, Morisot, Rodin, Renoir, Delacrois, and other important artists. Open Wednesday - Monday; 10am-6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. General admission 11€; includes this exhibit
Location: 2 rue Louis Boilly, 16e. Nearest Metro: La Muette.
More info: www.marmottan.fr
November Concerts in Paris - 2017
- Verdi's Falstaff: Paris National Opera at Opéra Bastille - Nov 1, 4, 10, 16 - Tickets
- Vivaldi's Four Seasons at La Madeleine Church - November 4, 9, 14, 21, 30 - Tickets
- Chopin with Candlelight at Saint Ephrem Church - Nov 4, 13, 19, 25 - Tickets
- Shakira at AccorHotels Arena - November 10 - Tickets
- Procol Harum at Le Trianon à Paris - Nov 12 - Tickets
- Ahmad Jamal at Palais des Congrès - Nov 14 - Tickets
- Marilyn Manson at AccorHotels Arena - November 27 - Tickets
- IAM at AccorHotels Arena - November 25 - Tickets
- 2Cellos at Zénith de Paris - Feb 17 - Tickets