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Tuesday September 25th, 2018 by adriano

This section is dedicated to some dates in the calendar (2013) you should not miss and some advice on how to live like a “Parisien” to have a successful stay! The Main Events to absolutely not miss:


    • La “Galette des Rois”: The first sunday in January, the “Galette des Rois ” celebrates the Epiphany . It is a sweet cake filled with almonds and hidden inside is a “bean”. The tradition is that the one who find the bean becomes the “Queen” or the “King” of the day and has to choose his Queen or King!
    • The Sales: generally at the beginning of January and for 5 weeks, you have the chance of snapping up the best of Parisian fashion at very good prices.
    • Fashion Week Autumn/Winter: after Milan, it’s Paris turn to present its Haute Couture Défilé, generally from 19 to 27 January. This event is followed by lots of “Prêt à Porter” Shows (different clothing shows). Apart the Marais


    • Chinese New Year: from 6 to 13 February, you can admire colourful processions in the Marais District. Apart the Marais
    • The “Chandeleur”: initially it was a Catholic celebration and nowadays it has become the occasion to test different crèpes recipies! The occasion to eat in a ”créperie” and to immerse yourself in the atmosphere!!
    • The Carnaval: lots of free animation are organized for the children for this occasion. This year it will take place Sunday 10 th February and Paris has selected the “World of Toys Theme”, so it will be the occasion to bring your child there!
    • International Agricultural Show: from 19 to 27 February, this is a unique opportunity to appreciate the wealth of french agricultural and admire some amazing species of farm animals (very interesting and catered for children).Takes place in Porte de Versailles.
    • Fashion Week: from 26 February to 06 for next autumn/winter collection.


    • World Tourism Fair: takes place from 21st to 24th March in Porte de Versailles.
    • Paris’ Book Fair: 22nd to 25th: the marketplace for all those in the book industry


    • Easter: This year on Monday 1st April. The occasion to bring your children in one of the numerous parisian parcs that organize the famous “chasse à l’oeuf ” (egg hunt)!
    • International Paris’ trade Show: an event not to miss, famous for its particolar atmosfere and all the transactions that are made! From 30 April to 12 May in Porte de Versailles.
    • Annual Marathon in Paris: This event has been happening since 1977and takes places Sunday 07 April. Departure in front of the Triumphal Arch and for 42 km around and in the heart of the City. We recommend you the flat: SAINT HONORE/”the V.I.P.”

MAY Month

    • Lily of the Valley Celebration: also known as the public holiday Labour Day and is traditional to give Lily flowers to loved ones and for luck; you can see Lily of the valley sprays being sold in all corners of the city.
    • The Nature Celebration: from 18 to 22 May, the Historical Museum of Nature (situated inside the Garden of Plants) will offer you lots of free and interesting animations based on the Nature theme.We recommend you flats situated in LATIN QUARTER DISTRICT.
    • European Night of Museaums: on the 14 May the museums keep their doors open late into the night and so you can visit for free most of the parisian museums in an amazing atmosphere!!

JUNE Month

    • Tennis French Open of Rolland Garros: just after the end of the Cannes Film Festival, the world renowned Tennis Open will take place from 26 May to 09 th June. We recommend you “the Parisian”/TRIUMPHAL ARCH if you are travelling by car as it is 10mn taking the périphérique to reach Porte d’Auteuil. Also you have both flats called “The Poet” or “Amiral” situated on metro line 10, that lead you in 4 stations (10 mn)directly to Porte d’Auteuil.
    • International Rose Competition: it takes part in the magnificient and raffinated “Garden of Bagatelle” in Neuilly. A special occasion to admire the most beautiful varieties of roses from all around the world! .We recommend you “the Parisian” flat/TRIUMPHAL ARCH as it is direct with line 1 to les “Sablons”.
    • Festival of the Music: celebrates the summer on June 21st: all the streets and squares of Paris will be filled by hundred of musicians and lots of free concerts are organized for the public until late at night.
    • The Gay Pride: it always take part the last week end of June with may different processions: music and dance are on programm!!

JULY Month

    • The Sales: from the beginning of July, you ll be able to shop,shop, shop!!
    • The National Day of 14 th July: it takes part on the 13Th July in the districts outside Paris and the 14Th in Paris. This is THE DAY not to miss! It begins with a fantastic military parade from the Champs Elysées and then throughout the day, there are numerous free activities based on the military theme. To finish in style, when the sky turns dark, the fabulous fireworks illuminate all Paris, they are normally fired from the Eiffel Tower. We recommend you both flat “The Poet ” or “L’Amiral”
    • The fabulous Bicycle ”Tour de France” : an event absolut to not miss for the sports fans. From 29th June to 21st July.


    • Paris Plage: an artificial beach is created along the River of the Senne, from 21st of July lasting a month. This event allows you to have relaxing long walks, sitting at a restaurant on the banks of the Senne and of course for the children the occasion to experience lots of cultural and sporty activities. We recommend you the flat MARAIS DISTRICT/”the Central”.


    • Heritage Days: generally the third week end of September, so this year Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th and 19 : a special occasion to visit behind the scenes of some national monuments, government and private buildings not usually accessible to the public , among the 1000′s you can count in Paris!! You can also visit the Palace of Elysées, but carefull: long queues are to be expected.
    • Techno Parade: nowadays this is a popular event, it takes place at the end of September and hundreds of thousands of party seekers gather in the streets dancing the day away to the music of more than 150 DJs.
    • The Garden Show of Paris: is possibly the most civilized garden show on Earth. In the main gardens of the city, particularly a section of the Tuileries, this boutique three-day event offers show gardens, outdoor furniture, plants and a design village full of conceptual hijinks.We recommend you flats in the LATIN QUARTER DISTRICT.
    • Fashion Week : what would be Paris without this famous fashion event?!!From 25 th September to 03th October.

OCTOBER Month : is rich in international renowned shows/fairs

    • The White Night: the night of 1st and 2d October, you can appreciate a night-time arts festival in museums, galleries and open spaces.
    • Paris Motor Show : from 02 to 17 October in porte de Versailles. We recommend you both flats COMMERCE and TOUR EIFFEL DISTRICT.
    • Paris Antique Exhibition : dal 07 al 16 Ocotber on the Avenue de la Grande Armée (just nexto the Triumphal Arch: the absolut meeting point collectors, those who seek for objects of curiosity… So happy shopping bargain shoppers!!We recommend you: TRIUMPHAL ARCH/”the parisian” flat.
    • International Contemporary Art Fair (F.I.A.C): from 20 to 23 rd October, one of the most important annual events in Paris’ contemporary art scene, the FIAC showcases work this year from 165 international galleries and over 2,500 artists at three locations on the city’s right bank.
    • Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival: from 05 to 09 October : it is among the third main parisian event after “Paris Plage” and the ” White Night”. Wine producers from all over the country come together for five days of festivities and the tasting of regional products in the cosy streets of this renowned district!! We recommend you the flat : SACRE COEUR DISTRICT/”The Romantic
    • Chocolate Show : from 20 October to 24 October, the chocolateaddict will looove it!!It is the world’s most important event dedicated to chocolate and famous for its amazing final procession (all clothes made of chocolate, of course!!)


    • Beaujolais Nouveau Festival: a very important event for the wine lovers and a special occasion to taste the “special menu Beaujolais” in every trendy bar of the capital.Beaujolais Nouveau is a very young wine made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France.From 16 to 20 November.
    • Christmas Light : will be turned on from 10 November and until 10th January.


    • Christmas Markets: The markets, with their iconic clusters of wood chalets offering custom holiday treats like mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and specialties from various regions of France, are an essential part of celebrating Christmas in Paris.You’ll find one big market in the “Parvis de la Défense” and the other main one more famous that goes from “Place of Concorde” to ”Champs Elysées”.
    • All the Christmas attractions: don’ t miss the chrismas decoratated puppet window displays along “Galerie Lafayette ” and “Printemps”, the beautiful ice rink in front of “Hôtel de Ville” (there until March!!) and of course a good occasion to go to Eurodisney to experience the beautiful atmosphere with artificial snow that makes it really magical!!Your kids will adore it!!

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