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Things to do in Paris in October

September 09, 2019
Now that autumn is in full swing, it’s time to enjoy some seasonal activities. Cosy up with hot chocolate and crepes at a huge chocolate fair or catch an exhibition at one of Paris’s word-class galleries. There’s a wine harvest happening in one of Paris’s prettiest neighbourhoods and Disneyland Paris will put on its annual Halloween extravaganza. You’re spoilt for choice.

Vendanges de Montmartre

When? From 9 October to 13 October 2019

The Montmartre district not only boasts one of the most beautiful views in Paris but also harvests its own wine. Every October when the harvest happens, this lively neighbourhood is the place to be. Over the five day harvest you’ll be able to enjoy local delicacies, performances and fireworks and of course, plenty of wine. 

 

Source: fetedesvendangesdemontmartre.com

 

Leonardo da Vinci at Musée du Louvre

When? 24 October to 24 February 2019 

This highly-anticipated blockbuster show has been the talk of the art world for a while now and it’s finally opening at the end of October. The landmark exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of the painter's death and brings together five of his core works, including the Mona Lisa and many more of his iconic paintings and drawings. We recommend reserving a ticket online to ensure your get in. There’s a choice of time slots so you can avoid the queues. 

 

Source: Artnet News

 

Nuit Blanche

When? 5 October 2019

On the first Saturday in October, hundreds of iconic Parisian sights stay open all night long for the public to enjoy. From parties in museums to concerts in galleries and midnight swims, it’s a unique way to see the city. A truly one-of-a-kind experience that shouldn’t be missed. 

 

Source: Paris Attitude

 

Salon du Chocolat

When? From 30 October to 3 November 2019

From the 30th of October until the 3th of November, the Salon du Chocolat is happening in Paris at Porte de Versailles. This essentially a huge chocolate trade show where you can enjoy chocolate fountains, chocolate tastings and chocolate cooking lessons. If you like the sound of all that chocolate then you might also like our list of the best hot chocolates in Paris

 

Source: Sortir a Paris

 

International Contemporary Art Fair

When? From 17 October to 20 October 2019 

The International Contemporary Art Fair will take place at the Grand Palais, a beautiful glass building dating from the nineteenth century, on the Right Bank of Paris. This is one of the most important events in the Paris arts calendar and many of the city’s most stylish residents will be showing of their Parisian fall fashions here. Artists from all over the world will be on display here. 

 

Source: The Telegraph

 

Prix De L'arc De Triomphe

When? 6 October 2019

This is one of the biggest racing events in France each year and it has been held just outside Paris for nearly 100 years. Position yourself trackside to see some of the world's best horses competing at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, Bois du Boulogne.

 

Source: Longchamp

 

Vintage Car Parade

When? 12 and 13 October 2019

On Saturday, October 10th from 10am, thousands of classic cars will parade through Paris, so car enthusiasts will love the spectacle. Starting at Place Joffre near the École Militaire, the parade then crosses the Seine to the Trocadéro. A unique experience in the heart of Paris. 

 

Source: The Connexion

 

Halloween at Disney

When? 31 October 2019

Is there anything more magical than spending Halloween at Disneyland Paris? If there is, we certainly haven’t experienced it yet. Plan a trip to Disneyland Paris over Halloween and experience the Magic Kingdom at its best. You’ll feel like a kid again as you wonder around the park, soaking in the spooky atmosphere and attractions. 

 

Source: Youtube