Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Fall in Paris

Eiffel_tower There's always a lot to do and see when you visit Paris. The sights and restaurants are open all year round. In the list below is a small selection of activities and exhibitions during fall.

2CV Expo Show - The 2CV turned 60 this yer and that must of course be celebrated. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie has a special exhibition about the car which lasts until November 30th 2008
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
30, avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris
Métro line 7, station Porte de la Villette.

For those into cars, there's the Mondial de l'Automobile from 4th to 19th of Oktober, with more than 500 brands from 30 different countries. A chance to see the childhood dream's cars.
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1, place de la Porte de Versailles - 75015 Paris
Métro line 12, station Porte de Versailles

Fnac in Forum des Halles has continuously exhibitions. During the fall there's a display of photography covering the last 100 years, as well as an exhibition with the photograph Nicolas Fussler.
Fnac Forum des Halles
Niveau-3, rue Pierre-Lescot - 75001 Paris
RER A, B and D, as well as metro lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14, station Chatelet - les Halles

Festival d'Automne à Paris is a festival with theatre, dance, music, films and exhibitions with new artists and ideas. This is where you'll find the newest French trends within experimental art.
Takes place all over Paris during the entire fall.

The medieval museum has a special show where Celtic and Scandinavial artistic expressions from the 12th and 13th century meet.
Musee du Moyen Age - Thermes et Hotel de Cluny
6, place Paul Painlevé - 75005 Paris
Métro line 10, station Cluny - La Sorbonne and RER B and C station Saint Michel - Notre Dame

Musee d'Orsay has several exhibitions during the fall. Picasso, pastel works, Manet, impressionism, unrealistic dreams for Paris and much more.
Musée d'Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur - 75007 Paris
RER C station Musée d'Orsay, metro line 12 station Solférino

If you like opera you'll have the chance to see De Verdi's Rigoletto at the natioal opera, Opera Bastille. The tickets begin at 5 Euro.
Opera Bastille
2bis, place de la Bastille - 75012 Paris
Métro lines 1, 5 and 8, station Bastille.

Fête foraine au Bois de Boulogne is an annual festival which lasts from the 30th of Aughust until the 10th of October for children and parents. There are activites from noon til midnight.
Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris, Pelouse de la Muette
Métro line 9, station Rue de la Pompe - RER C, station Avenue Henri Martin

As a last thing on this list is the Eiffel tower which has been decorated in blue lights and stars to show France's leadershop of the EU.

Things are happening all the time in Paris and there's something for any taste. You can find more exhibitions and activities at:, where a calender can aid the search. It's recommended to do the search in French since it'll yield more results.

Photo: sapphireblue, Flickr

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