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September Events in Paris: Journée Sans Voitures, 2-for-1 Restaurant Menus & More

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Paris Techno Parade.Paris Techno Parade, looking4poetry

It’s that time of year again, when hazy summer days are behind us and locals have returned from their vacances d’été. La rentrée brings city-wide sales and anticipated new restaurant openings, but also various events worth checking out. Here are some favorites:

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Opening DJ Sahar Bahad for BOTTLE event series.Sadar Bahad,opening DJ for BOTTLE, Rene Passet

The festivals continue with some of the city’s more established events, including Festival d’Île de France, offering thirty concerts in a variety of styles, all centering around this year’s theme of “adventure” and running from September 6 – October 11. We also have the 44th annual Festival d’Automne from September 9 until the end of the year, dedicated to contemporary arts of all sorts, and the 85th Fête de l’Humanité the weekend of September 11 – 13. Though I’m most excited for Jazz at La Villette myself, from September 3 – 13. I grabbed a ticket to Mos Def’s show as soon as I heard about it, and will likely end up at the William Onyeabor and Nina Simone Tributes too.

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Jazz at La Villette.Jazz à la Villette, Elian Chrebor

Beginning September 5, one of our favorite wine addresses is kicking off a new event series we’re quite excited for. L’entrée des artistes Pigalle will be home to BOTTLE, nights celebrating music, wine, food, and cocktails, inspired by famed London club Plastic People and in partnership with J.A.W (collective with ties to artists like Gilles Peterson and Kamasi Washington). This month has three events to get excited for and more information can be found via the bar-resto’s Facebook page.

HiP Paris blog. September Events. L'Entree des Artistes, home of BOTTLE event series.L’Entrée des Artistes, Melissa Leroux

Furthering the city’s efforts to become more sustainable and future thinking, we have PARK(ing) Day on September 18th, an annual worldwide event in which artists and citizens transform metropolitan parking spaces into ephemeral public parks of sorts, and une journée sans voitures on September 27th, when most of Paris will be car-free from 11am-6pm.

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Journée sans voitures on the Champs-Elysees. Journée sans voitures, _RoScO_

I imagine most know about Paris’ Techno Parade, but there is also an entire week dedicated to the electronic music scene from September 19 – 26. In its 3rd year, the week’s festivities go well beyond what comes to mind when one thinks of electro music. There are talks around topics like electronic music festivals’ impact on local tourism, as well as concerts like Bruce Brubaker playing Philip Glass.

And what would be a month in Paris without some food-focused happenings? From September 21 – October 4, over 100 Paris restaurants are participating in Votre invité est notre invité, a two-week-long opportunity to get two menus for the price of one. Peek at the list of participating restaurants here.

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Korean dishes for Street Food Temple #2.  Photo courtesy of © Office National du Tourisme Coréen.Korean dishes,© Office National du Tourisme Coréen

And from September 25 – 27, head to Le Carreau du Temple for the second edition of Street Food Temple, part of the annual Fête de la Gastronomie. This year’s fest is spotlighting Korean fare via foodtrucks, roundtable events, DJ sets, and more.

HiP Paris blog. September Events. Carreau du Temple. Photo courtesy of © Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou architecture.Le Carreau du Temple, © Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou architecture

Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Written by Erin Dahl

Erin DahlErin's had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She finally made the big move and is currently Editor for HiP Paris as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris's first English-native content agency.

Website: Content Coopérative

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