Peek preview: 2023 in Paris

Paris hosts major sporting events and offers a rich and varied cultural programme. 2023 promises to be another year full of exciting new events! From major events to trade fairs, exhibitions from all over the world, and unmissable openings, find out what's on in Paris in 2023.


Seasonal sales, public holidays, festive occasions ... The Parisian calendar is full of major events that brighten up the year with special festivities providing an opportunity to give your professional events a distinctive theme and atmosphere.

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Joueur de rugby et ballon © fotolia

Are you a sports fan? In January, for the second time in its history, the NBA (American basketball league) is playing a match in Paris at the Accor Arena! The Chicago Bulls will face the Detroit Pistons. Not forgetting the major sporting event of 2023, the Rugby World Cup 2023 France, which arrives in September and which will thrill the public across France and especially at the Stade de France.

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Salon international de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace 2019, Bourget

As for trade shows, June 2023 will be the year in which the International Paris Air Show (Salon du Bourget) returns after an absence of four years. The year will be marked by leading Parisian trade fairs: the 47th edition of Retromobile (February), Europe's most prestigious classic car show, the International Agricultural Show (February), the biggest agricultural fair in France, Maison & Objet (January), a major event for interior design professionals, Viva Technology (June), the event for the biggest names in the tech and digital economy world, Heavent (November), the event innovation show, not forgetting the unmissable Foire de Paris (April).

Paris is also the ideal location for many medium-sized trade fairs. An opportunity to discover new areas, different trade fair and reception venues and gather sector specialists around your event.

See the calendar of professional trade shows and trade fairs in Paris


Exposition Frida Kahlo Galliera © Palais Galliera

Are you an art and history enthusiast or simply curious about making new discoveries? Paris is brimming with exhibitions from all over the world. The capital's top museums offer a rich cultural programme and 2023 will have its share of major exhibitions. A glance at what's on offer so as not to miss anything!!

Until the beginning of March, the Palais Galliera puts the spotlight on Frida Kahlo, and the Musée Maillol presents Hyperrealism … disconcerting! In the summer, the Louvre Museum welcomes some sixty works from the Museo di Capodimonte, for the exhibition "Naples in Paris", and in the autumn presents the treasures of Notre-Dame. The Musée d’Orsay is showing the exhibition Manet / Degas(March), and the Petit Palais puts the focus on the artist Sarah Bernhardt (April). A blockbuster exhibition to look out for in spring is "Ramses and the Pharaohs’ Gold"at the Grande Halle de la Villette.

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The year 2023 promises to be full of new cultural and urban developments. Expected future openings:           

After a wait of more than 30 years, the Maison Gainsbourg, a cultural venue dedicated to the musician Serge Gainsbourg, will open at the beginning of the year, in the Rue de Verneuil in the Saint Germain des Prés district. The Maison Poincaré, an exhibition and meeting place dedicated to mathematics, will open its doors in early 2023 in the 5th arrondissement. And the Musée de la Marine (Palais de Chaillot) will reopen to the public by the end of 2023.

As for accommodation, the Porte de Versailles continues its redevelopment and in 2023 will inaugurate two hotels: one by the new generation budget brand Eklo, and a 2nd Parisian hotel from lifestyle brand Kopster. Canopy by Hilton continues its development and will open a 2nd Parisian address in the Quartier Latin (150 guest rooms). Also due to open, the Domaine Reine Margot MGallery at Issy Les Moulineaux.

While awaiting the completion of the Grand Paris lines, 2023 will mark the implementation of the extension of line 11 to the east, as far as Rosny-Bois-Perrier (6 new stations), a section of the extension of the RER E to the west (2 new stations, as far as Nanterre) as well as the Tramway 3b which will now run after Porte d'Asnières as far as Porte Dauphine.

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