Visit Paris in 2011: Calendar of Events

Calendar Events Paris

Visit Paris in 2011

The Calendar Events Paris will give you all the information about festivals, parades, sporting occasions, funfairs, fireworks

Whenever you are visiting Paris, there is always something for you. There are events all year round

Always something is going on.

Spring is nice for shows, concerts and sporting occasions.

Summer is great for funfairs, open-air attractions

Autumn for exhibitions

Winter for shopping

January

Let’s look at the best Paris events

New Year’s Day Parade, Montmartre 1 January. Huge procession with jugglers, clowns and lots of music.

Fashion Shows -Haute Couture spring summer 2011 collections from Monday, January 23th to Thursday, January 26th, 2012-Men’s Fashion fall-winter 2011/2012 collections from Wednesday, January 18th to Sunday, January 22rd, 2012

Chinese New Year Parade Paris’Chinatown, in the Southeast of Paris celebrates Chinese New Yearwith paper lanters, dragon dance down the street. That’s a really colourful event, be here on January 23rd 2012. Metro: Porte d’Ivry, Porte de Choisy.

February

Holiday on ice – Festival Energia on Thursday February 10, 2011 to February 20, 2011. Where? At the Zenith 211 Avenue Jean Jaures Parc de Villette. Spectacular ice show with acrobats, the prettiest costumes. Reservation online www.ticketnet.fr or la Fnac Spectacles at www.fnacspectacles.com

Salon de l’Agriculture an agricultural fair held at the Porte de Versailles between February 19th to February 27th 2011.It includes a Parisian favorite contest of the French finest breeding animals. A must see!Metro: Porte de Versailles

March

Carnaval de Paris on March 6, 2011 the carnival Olympiades carnavalesques internationales, countries, cultures, music, dances and costumes, the route will start place Gambetta at 2:30pm (Metro Gambetta), north on rue Gambetta, right on boulevard Menilmontant, boulevard de Belleville, Belleville at 4pm, left at rue du Faubourg du Temple, Place de la Republique at 5pm, continue rue de Turbigo, rue Beaubourg, rue du Renard and end at the Hotel de Ville at 7pm (Metro Hotel de Ville)

Salon du Livre this fantastic international book fair will be held March 18th to 21st 2011 at the Porte de Versailles.Metro: Porte de Versailles

April

April Fool’s day, on the 1st April includes jokes, paper fish to someone’s back. We named it in French Poisson d’Avril.

Foire du Trone is in April and May 2011, Pelouse de Reuilly Bois de Vincennes France biggest funfair, amusement rides, carousels…and fun! Metro: Porte Doree

Marathon of Paris on Sunday April 10th 2011 starts on the Champs-Elysees, end at Avenue Foch. Jog or walk approximely 42km (26 miles)

Foire of Paris is a huge exhibition with many booths home interiors, model of gardens April 28th to May 8th 2011 at the Porte de Versailles. 3 distinctive themes Home & Environment, Well-being & Leisure and World Cultures. Metro Porte de Versailles

Tennis at Roland Garros

May

May is an excellent month to visit Paris

Fete du Travail: May 1st Day Labor Day , no work, people sell the lily of the Valley (Muguet). The French tradition is to offer this delicate flower to give luck to the people we love

Nuit des Musees Some museums will be open during the night on the May 14, 2011

French Open Tennis Championship Roland Garros open from May 17 to June 5th 2011. Buy tickets online at www.billetterie.fft.fr Metro Porte d’Auteuil

Foire St-Germain antique and culture fair at St-Germain-des-Pres. May 21, 2011 to July 04, 2011. Metro: St-Sulpice.

June

June is also a best month not too hot not too busy!

Fete de la Musique is on Tuesday June 21th 2011. The Capital is full of music, in parks, streets…

Paris Jazz Festival from June 12, 2011 to August 01, 2011. Why not to enjoy free concerts at the Parc Floral… Metro: Chateau de Vincennes

July

World Dog Show at Paris Nord Villepinte on July 7 to 10, 2011. My favorite show of the Calendar events Paris 2011. I love to see dogs in Paris July gets busier with tourists in Paris.

Bastille Day, July 14th, music, dance, fireworks…most important national holiday and also my favorite of the Calendar events Paris. Metro: Trocadero, Eiffel Tower.

Parade July 14

Festival du cinema: Mid July-end of August, big screen movie over La Villette Park.Metro: Porte de la Villette

Tour de France in July is the world greatest cycle race finish every year on the Champs-Elysees.

August

The month of August can be very slow in Paris. Parisians take their holidays during this month. August calendar events Paris still have very good festivals Quartier d’ete, Cinema au Clair de Lune

Rock en Seine on August 26, 27, 28, 2011. Metro Boulogne – Pont de St-Cloud. Three days of rock concerts in Paris

September

Jazz de la Villette August 30 to September 11, 2011. Music soul, funk, rock at the Parc de la Villette 211, avenue Jean Jaures. Metro : Porte de Pantin

Fete de l’Humanite At the Parc de la Courneuve.

Autumn Festival Ballets, Drama…Theatre du Chatelet

Journee du Patrimoine 3rd wek-end of September. Open to public do not miss the Hotel de Ville, Palais de l’Elysee.

Fete a Neu-Neu is a huge carnival around the two lakes of the Bois de Boulogne in September and October.

October

Sleepless Night, 1st Saturday of October incredible night! Performances…

Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre 2nd week-end of October.Celebration of the harvest from Montmartre’s vineyards.

Chocolat Festival Salon Europeen du chocolat. Metro: Porte de Versailles. Date: October 15, 2011

One of my favorite of the Calendar Events Paris!

November

Le Mois de la Photo is a photography festival during the month of November. Galleries and museums open their doors to this special event organized by the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (www.mep-fr.org). The Carrousel of the Louvre hosts an international photography show on November 1, 2011

Paris Photo at the Grand Palais between November 9 and 13, 2011 (www.paris-photo.fr)

Armistice Day a military parade from the Arch of Triumph down the Champs-Elysees on November 11, 2011

Beaujolais Nouveau new wine from a region of France called the Beaujolais is officially released on the third Thursday in November. The wine of Beaujolais will be served in restaurants and cafes

Calendar Events Paris

December

Salon Nautique de Paris You like nice boats! Go to this international boat show. December 11, 2011. Metro: Porte de Versailles

Horse Exhibition

Horse Exhibition You like horses! Don’t miss the Salon du Cheval de Paris located at Paris Nord Villepinte. Jumping Competition, World Arabian Horse Championships, breeding and driving presentations. Free shuttle from the metro Porte de Maillot.

Best tips of the Calendar Events Paris:

Be sure to check listings in Time Out and Pariscope at any newspapers stands in Paris.