As the temperatures drop and Parisians bundle up in style, visitors have a chance to enjoy the city with fewer crowds. See the masterpieces at your favorite museum, visit special autumn exhibitions, enjoy a vin chaud while warming up in a café or hit the boutiques and grand magasins for an unforgettable holiday shopping experience. If your travels will bring you to Paris in November, here are some of the top events and things to do.
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
31 October, 2016 - 6 November, 2016
After the Grand Slam, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 is one of the biggest tennis competitions in the world. Events are held throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and this year Paris will host the final round at the high-tech indoor stadium at the Bercy Palais Omnisports complex. Tennis lovers travel from around the world to see the finals at the ATP World Tour Masters 100 tournaments.
Address: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Disneyland Paris Bonfire Spectacular
3, 5 & 7 November 2016
For a family night to remember, head to Disneyland Paris for the Bonfire Spectacular to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day. After a fun day of adventures at Disneyland Paris, enjoy the magical show of fireworks, live entertainment and a floating bonfire on Lake Disney. Dates may change close to the event due to poor weather so be sure to check the website before you head out.
11 November, 2016
This French national holiday honors members of the armed forces who died or were injured during war and is celebrated on the day the armistice was signed at the end of WWI. A solemn ceremony takes place at the Arc de Triomphe where the president lays a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Some museums or monuments may be closed or have limited hours on this day, so we always recommend checking in advance.
Address: Arc de Triomphe
Hours: Wreath-laying 11am; vigil 9pm
10 - 13 November, 2016
The beautiful Grand Palais in Paris is the setting for Paris Photo, an international fair of photography from the 19th century to the works of contemporary artists. Founded in 1996, the event will bring to Paris about 100 exhibitors as well as art enthusiasts, editors and galleries from around the world.
Address: Grand Palais
Créations et Savoir-faire and Marie Claire Idées
16 - 20 November 2016
If you love crafts of any kind then you’ll want to plan a visit to the Créations et Savoir-faire and the Marie Claire Idées convention to discover all the latest trends and equipment needed for crafts and design. Over 250 exhibitors will be showing in four categories: Needlework, Paper and Colors, Decoration and Lifestyle, Fashion Trends and Accessories. Whether you love knitting, scrapbooking, embroidery or any other home craft, this expo is a marvelous chance to be inspired at every turn!
Address: Porte de Versailles
Hours: Daily, 9:30am - 6:30pm (Friday until 9pm; Sunday until 6pm)
Price: €12; concessions €6-€9; under 6s free
Orchestres en Fete
18-20 November, 2016
Created in 2008, the Orchestres en Fête is an annual classical music festival that takes place throughout France. Paris is the heart of the festival, which presents concerts by national orchestras in beautiful venues across the city, including Théâtre du Châtelet, Cité del la Musique, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and more.
Le Grand Tasting (The Great Wines Fair)
25-26 December, 2016
Located in the elegant Carrousel du Louvre shopping center, Le Grand Tasting is a wine festival dedicated to the world’s finest wines. With tastings, conferences and events, the 10th edition is set to be another educational and enjoyable event!
Salon du Cheval
26 November, 2016 - 4 December, 2016
This annual show is one of the biggest events in the equestrian world. Over 400 exhibitors are expected to attend, and more than 2,000 horses. A kid's village is on site where children can take a short riding lesson and at night the magical performance of Nuit du Cheval takes place. The event takes place on the outskirts of the city at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center.