Highlights for 2022

With outstanding cultural, sporting, tradeshows and congresses, the year 2022 will offer you a unique program of events ! Discover our selection of events not to miss out on during your visit to Paris.

Cultural events

European Night of Museums - May 21, 2022

Musée de l'Homme - Nuit des Musées © MNHN - JC Domenech

The evening of May 21, museums across France and Europe open their doors free of charge. Conceived to raise awareness among the general public of the richness of Europe’s cultural heritage, this festive event organized by the Ministry of Culture begins at sunset and ends just after midnight. Visit the city’s museums in a different way through guided tours, workshops, screenings and special installations. 

European Heritage Days - September 17 to 18, 2022

Get a behind the scenes glimpse of Paris during one of the most widely celebrated cultural events in Europe. European Heritage Days encourage visitors to enjoy free visits to numerous monuments and sites usually closed to the public. Over the course of the weekend special events, workshops and exclusive tours will take place at participating venues such as Hotel de Ville, the Institut de France and Palais Royal. 

Sporting events

Grand Prix d'Amérique – January 30, 2022 – Hippodrome de Vincennes

Affiche du Grand Prix d'Amérique, Paris © DR

The Grand Prix d’Amerique was founded to honour American soldiers' contribution in France during the first world war and is the most well-known trotting race in the world. With a grand prize of 500,000 euros the equestrian meeting attracts international media coverage from over 30 countries.

Saut Hermès - March 19 to 21, 2022 – Grand Palais Ephémère

Sponsored by the fashion company, the Saut Hermès is an annual jumping competition held at the Grand Palais Ephémère. The height of the obstacles and technical requirements make it one of the most difficult competitions on the circuit. Open to the public, the event offers visitors the chance to see some of the World’s best show-jumpers

Roland-Garros – May 22, 2022 – Stade Roland-Garros

Beginning in late May each year one of the most important tennis events takes place over the course of two weeks at the Roland-Garros stadium. Considered one of the most physically demanding tournaments, the French open tennis championship is the second of the four annual Grand Chelem tournaments and is the only tennis match to be held on a clay court. 

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – October 2nd, 2022 – Hippodrome de Longchamp

Reputed for being the greatest race in the equestrian world, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe gathers the best jockeys and English thoroughbreds to compete at the famous Longchamps racecourse. 

Professional tradeshows 

Who's Next - January 21 to 24, 2022 - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

The biggest international fashion trade show for womenswear in Europe returns this January for four days. With over 1,500 brands Who’s Next is an unmissable source of inspiration for market trends, presenting an array of ready-to-wear, accessories, and beauty products as well as a selection of workshops and conferences.

Paris Design Week - January 21 to 25, 2022 - Paris Nord Villepinte

Paris Design Week welcomes all who have a passion for design. Especially geared towards young creatives entering the field, this event features new concept stores, staged window displays, vernissages, designers, decorators and architects. Discover the innumerable talents who bring creation to life in the City of Light. 

International Agricultural Show - February 26 to March 6, 2022 - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

The leading international agricultural event and largest regional products market in France brings together the universe of livestock farming, gastronomy, plant cultivation and agriculture professions.  Take your tastebuds on a journey across regions, discover the tendencies in production and learn about the agriculture of the future at this year’s trade show.

Maison&Objet - January 20 to 24, 2022 - Paris Nord Villepinte

The reference event for interior design, Maison&Objet serves up new industry trends twice a year in September and January. Sparking business opportunities and networking amongst the design and lifestyle community, the trade show held at Paris Nord Villepinte is a constant source of inspiration. Featuring a new layout and shopping experiences, this year’s themes include sustainable design, lighting, connected devices, the art of entertaining and more.

Foire de Paris - April 28 to May 9, 2022 - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Truly a one-of-a-kind event, the Foire de Paris is the only visitor experience in Europe where you can explore, test, taste and compare all the products and services from around the world that make life better. With exhibitions ranging from house & lifestyle to arts and crafts to gastronomy and leisure, there is something for everyone at this special event.

Taste of Paris - May 12 to 15, 2022 - Grand Palais Éphémère

Taste of Paris plat

Assembling the best of Paris’ culinary scene under one roof, Taste of Paris is your opportunity to savour bite size dishes from the established and up and coming restaurants on the scene. Enjoy four days of dining, drinking and live entertainment as you discover the city’s exceptionally talented chefs.

Eurosatory – June 13 to 17, 2022 – Paris Nord Villepinte

Eurosatory is the international reference for land and airland Defence and Security. It is the unmissable biennial event to discover all the latest technologies, products, and attending conferences on these topics.

Viva Technology - June 15 to 18, 2022 - Porte de Versailles et Digital

Bringing together the leaders in the tech and digital economy community, Viva Technology acts as a catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth. After launching a hybrid edition in 2021 the event is expected to continue blending the online and in person format. Whether you’re in Paris or elsewhere, listen to inspiring speakers while discovering the newest startups and latest innovations.

Batimat / Interclima+Elec and IdéoBain – October 3 to 6, 2022 – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Le Mondial du bâtiment gathers 2,400 exhibitors and 340,000 visitors distributed on 3 trade shows : Batimat, Interclima+Elec and Idéobain. It provides a powerful boost for the spread of new products through the building market and a real springboard for manufacturers who are launching innovations. 

SIAL - October 15 to 19, 2022 - Paris Nord Villepinte

Salon SIAL

For over 50 years SIAL has been welcoming food professionals to share their savoir-fare and inspire the recipes of the future. Every two years the flagship event gathers producers, importers, buyers, manufacturers, specialists and enthusiasts from all over the world. Focusing on major challenges faced by the food industry, SIAL showcases the latest trends and most innovative products in the sector. 

Paris Motor Show - October 17 to 23, 2022 - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

One of the biggest events among the world’s major car shows, the Paris Motor Show is the occasion to discover the latest developments made by manufacturers and participate in the full-scale test drive of vehicles. The 2022 programme is expected to cover the evolution of the sector as well as the new challenges that arise, including the rapid growth of electric mobility.

FIAC – October 22 to 25, 2022 - Grand Palais Éphémère

Since 1974, the FIAC (International Contemporary Art Fair) has been the must attend event for collectors, gallery owners, art and design specialists and enthusiasts. Bringing together over 200 exhibitors, the galleries present some of the finest examples of modern art and contemporary design since the turn of the twentieth century. An ensemble of outdoor works, performances and conferences complete the meeting of this artistic creation.


And after?

SIAE - Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace – June 19 to 25, 2023 – Parc des Expositions Paris-Le Bourget

Rugby Worldcup – September 8 to October 21, 2023

Milipol Paris, Salon international de la sécurité intérieure des Etats – November 14 to 17, 2023 – Paris Nord Villepinte