Parisian events not to be missed this season!

Home to numerous sporting, cultural and professional events, Paris is constantly renewing itself to offer you a unique program of events. Discover the autumn events not to miss out on during your visit to the City of Light.

The must-see trade shows

IFTM Top Resa - October 5 to 8, 2021 - Paris expo Porte de Versailles

IFTM Top Resa is THE reference for French and European BtoB tourism. With dedicated programs for leisure, business, MICE and group tourism, the show brought together over 34,000 professionals in 2019. Airports and airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators, destinations, and technology professionals will be present to show you the best of the BtoB tourism offer in Europe.

FIAC - October 21 to 24, 2021 - Grand Palais Ephémère

FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris © DR

The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) has taken place every year since 1974 in the heart of Paris. A must-attend event for collectors, gallery owners, art and design specialists and enthusiasts, FIAC will host over 100 galleries. In parallel, FIAC Hors des Murs will present a selection of sculptures and installations in the Jardin des Tuileries, on the Place de la Concorde, at the Eugène Delacroix National Museum and on the Place Vendôme.

Paris Photo - November 11 to 14, 2021 - Grand Palais Ephémère

Paris Photo, the first international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, promotes the work of gallery owners, publishers and artists, and thus works to develop and support artistic creation. More than 200 exhibitors from all over the world will offer collectors and art lovers an overview of the industry. Exhibitions, awards, and a series of lively discussions will allow visitors to deepen their knowledge of photography.

Nautic - Salon Nautique International de Paris - December 4 to 12, 2021 - Paris expo Porte de Versailles

Every year the Nautic - Paris International Boat show, highlights the nautical industry and transforms itself into the largest indoor port in France during the event. Sailing, tourism, board sports, new technologies as well as fishing will be exhibited through a large choice of products in a friendly atmosphere.

Major events and covid-19 :

The use of the health pass is mandatory until November 15, 2021 for venues/events hosting more than 50 people. These include venues for cultural, sports and leisure activities as well as trade shows.

The exhibitions and events of autumn

Botticelli, a Renaissance laboratory - September 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022 - Musée Jacquemart André

Creator, entrepreneur, trainer... the artist Sandro Botticelli reveals his creative genius in this exhibition at musée Jacquemart André comprising some forty works by the artist accompanied by a few paintings from his contemporaries in Florence.

L'Arc de Triomphe, wrapped - September 18 to October 3, 2021

According to Christo’s wishes, this temporary work of art under way since July will come to realization with the help of his team and the Centre des monuments nationaux. The Arc de Triomphe will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable silver-blue polypropylene and 3,000 meters of red rope as a tribute to the life and work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Known for their large scale, site specific installations the couple often embraced new ways of seeing the familiar. Transcending the traditional bounds of architecture, the monumental installation will be on display for 16 days.

The Morozov Collection - September 22, 2021 to February 22, 2022 - Fondation Louis Vuitton

Expo Collection Morozov - Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Morozov Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents French Impressionist and Modernist masterpieces, including Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Bonnard, Denis, Matisse, Derain and Picasso. Today, this incredible collection of modern art is divided between the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Vogue Paris 1920 - 2020 - from October 2, 2021 to January 30, 2022 - Palais Galliera

To celebrate the centenary of Vogue Paris magazine, the Palais Galliera presents an exceptional exhibition tracing the major role it played in the dissemination of Parisian design and its contribution to making Paris the international capital of fashion.

International sports events

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - October 2 to 3, 2021 - Paris Hippodrome de Longchamp

Qatar, prix de l'Arc de Triomphe © Scoopdyga

Since its creation on October 3, 1920, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has become the most important flat/horse? race in the world, bringing together the world’s best thoroughbreds and jockeys on the Longchamp racecourse.

Rolex Paris Masters - October 30 to November 7, 2021 - Accor Arena

Rolex Paris Masters © Pauline Ballet / FFT

After Roland Garros, the Rolex Paris Masters is the most important tennis tournament in France. Last step until the Masters for the top 8 players, it allows the remaining tennis players to secure their ticket to the Masters final.

Culture and leisure

Paris Fashion Week - September 27 to October 5, 2021

Paris will showcase the most beautiful creations of the haute-couture world during Fashion Week. Women's Fashion Week, held twice a year, is the most anticipated event in fashion. During this event, the new ready-to-wear collections for spring/summer are presented at fashion shows held in the most emblematic sites of the Capital.

Nuit Blanche - during the night of October 2 to 3

Organized every year by the City of Paris on the first Saturday of October, the Nuit Blanche is an artistic event offering installations and performances throughout Paris. For one night, contemporary creation in all its forms is showcased throughout the city, in the street, in prestigious monuments and buildings that are little known or inaccessible during normal times. During this particular night different itineraries offer visitors the opportunity to (re)discover public and private spaces, free of charge.