After the traditional summer holidays in August, Parisians come home and the rhythm of city life once again returns. With warm summer weather lingering, September offers visitors the chance to experience an authentic Paris atmosphere. Join the Parisians in savoring the last moments of summer in the city’s beautiful gardens during the Fête des Jardins and enjoy other fun festivals in Paris during the month of September.
Jazz à la Villette
30 August, 2016-11 September, 2016
The Jazz àla Villette concert series celebrates the best in contemporary and experimental jazz. Jazz lovers will enjoy this event most, with concerts held at the modern Grand Halle de la Villette and at Cité de la Musique.
Paris Design Week
3-10 September, 2016
After the successful launch of Paris Design Week in 2011, the event continues to get bigger and better! Created by MAISON&OBJET, this autumn event will include 150 venues across Paris, in beautiful showrooms, design and art galleries, concept stores, cultural institutions and hotels and restaurants. Discover the latest trends and styles for the home, kitchen and more during Paris Design Week.
Festival Ile de France
3 September, 2016 - 9 October, 2016
To celebrate the end of the summer season, the Festival Île de France presents concerts in a variety of locations across Paris and surrounding area. Each location is chosen for its historic charm – often magical settings such as castles, gardens or private mansions. You’ll find a little bit of every style on the calendar, including jazz, classical, religious music and modern by musicians from around the world.
Le Grand Feu
10 September, 2016
Le Grand Feu is the largest fireworks display in Paris and can be attended at beautiful Parc de Saint-Cloud on the outskirts of the city. A bonfire is lit in front of the park's waterfall and the display begins as soon as the sun sets over the city. Tickets to attend can be purchased on the website, but the fireworks can be seen from throughout the city.
The Autumn Festival
7 September, 2016 - 31 December, 2016
For 2016, the Paris Autumn Festival or Festival de l'Automne will once again celebrate the start of the autumn season with a fabulous line-up of events and exhibitions highlighting contemporary visual art, cinema, theater, music and more.
24 September, 2016
Techno Parade was launched in 1998 as an international event dedicated to the electronic movement, culture and music. The parade starts off in Place de la Nation and features huge floats topped with DJs and loaded with speakers, filling the streets of Paris with the sounds of electronic music and turning them into a big dance scene.
Journees du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days)
17-18 September, 2016
If your travels bring you to Paris on the third weekend of September, you’re in luck! Every year during the Journées du Patrimoine, also called the European Heritage Days, many Paris monuments, buildings, city halls and other private locations open their doors to the public for a rare chance to catch a glimpse inside some of the city’s most intriguing, beautiful and historical spots.
Fete des Jardins a Paris
24-25 September, 2016
For one weekend in September, gardens and beautiful green spaces across Paris will be the setting for the annual Fête des Jardins. This festival is popular with Parisians and visitors alike as it opens up many small, private gardens to the public for guided tours, walks, concerts and other fun events. You’ll find events happening around Paris’ famous public gardens, too! Visit the Luxembourg Gardens, the Tuileries, the Jardin des Plantes and many more to celebrate the natural beauty of Paris’ gardens.