CALENDAR AND GOOD DEALS FOR OCTOBER
Friday 3rd October
Held every year on the first Saturday of October, the city of lights stays true to its reputation, blossoming into a fantastic harvest of art, music and theatrical events. The premise is simple: for one night only, art takes over the city, from clouds crafted out of paper butterflies settling on neoclassical columns to Church naves sprouting bejewelled skulls. This year’s edition will even see Gare du Nord transformed into a silent disco arena.
The Fête des Vendanges at Montmartre, from 7th to 11th October
The Fête des Vendanges at Montmartre dates back to 1934, created to celebrate the rich history of this area of Paris. With grapevines present as early as 944, wine production has always been at the heart of the Butte, even if it was never renowned for its quality! For decades, the Mairie du 18e funded this weekend but in 2007 it was decided that this event should involve the entire arrondissement. As such, this celebration has since become an artistic and cultural spectacle, taking place the second weekend of October in many squares across the eighteenth arrondissement.
Le Dressing de Rêve des Parisiens (“The Parisians’ dream closet”)
As part of the Prêt-à-porter fashion week from 29th September to 7th October, this free exhibition delves into the origins of fifty new and upcoming fashion houses in Paris. Displaying the standout pieces of this new generation of designers, the exposition pays homage to their talents and creations, all of which have been designed in Paris. A city renowned for its fashion and its personal yet traditional style, Le Dressing de Rêve des Parisiens proves why designers around the world are still today envious of Paris’ unique savoir-faire.
Homage to Michel Petrucciani, Monday 26th October
François Constantin once again welcomes artists from all walks of life, opening his doors to lovers of improvisation! This time, homage is being paid to the famous French pianist, Michel Petrucciani. With swing music intertwined with your innermost thoughts, this is the perfect spot for musicians looking for a new output for their emotions.