There are many Chinese new Celebrations happening all over Europe, with most of them starting on the 25th of January, which is the official new year. However, many of the parades don’t take place until the first weekend in February, so you’ll be able to enjoy lots of the festivities in the many Paris districts. The Marais Parade in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement is happening on February 8th and will kick off at Place de la République. And on the 2nd of February, head to the Belleville Metro Station for a lion dance and local celebrations.
Paris is often described as the most romantic city in the world and spending Valentine’s day here will ensure it’s one you never forget. From romantic cruises on the Seine to climbing the Eiffel Tower at night, there are no end of romantic experiences to be had here, very much like a Parisian romance novel. Choose a gift for the one you love at one of the best jewelry stores in Paris or head to a perfume store in Paris for a sweet-smelling gift. If you’re heading to Paris over Valentine’s day and thinking of popping the question, checkout these Paris locations for beautiful wedding photos to give you some ideas.
On Sunday February 3rd, the centre of Paris will be car-free. You’ll be able to walk the streets without meeting any cars and enjoy clearer air and quiet corners. Read our guide to getting around Paris or learn more about the city’s public transport to find out how to move about. We recommend making the most of the empty roads and cycling or walking.
The winter sales in Paris end on the first weekend in February so there is still time too bag a bargain. Check out the best places in Paris to shop the winter sales and make a plan of attack. It will be easier to manage the crowds if you know what you’re looking for. Lots of the coolest concept stores in Paris also have large winter sales where you can pick up some unique treasures. If you’re visiting Paris specifically to shop, check out our luxury apartment rentals in Paris near all the best shops so you don’t have too go far for some retail therapy.
Visit Atelier des Lumières from the 28th of February for a beautiful exhibition, showcasing the works of Monet, Renoir and Chagall. The interactive exhibition presents an itinerary spanning the period between Impressionism and Modernism. The new digital exhibition will highlight the link between artistic creativity and the Mediterranean shores, as the principal centres of the modernist movement. Not to be missed for art lovers.
From 26 February to 26 July 2020, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is devoting an entire exhibition to the shoe-making master, Christian Louboutin. Any fashion fans will love discovering the creativity, brilliance and genius of the shoe designer. The designer was born in the nearby 12th arrondissement, so it’s almost like you’re walking in his shoes. If you’re a fan of design and visiting Paris for this exhibition, check out our selection of luxury apartments in Paris for interior design lovers where you’ll be surrounded by beautiful things.