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What to do in Paris in November

by Ali Postma

It’s November, and this year really seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. While the weather might have cooled, it’s time to do as the Parisians do and get your scarves out and enjoy what the city has to offer.

A poster for a photography event in Paris this November (left) and inside a fashion flea market at the Carreau du Temple in the Marais (right).
Top: VENI, VIDI, VINCI, L’ART URBAIN FACE AU GÉNIE – Fluctuart
Above: 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Fashion Flea Market

Fashion

Second-hand clothing lovers shouldn’t miss the Fashion Flea Market on November 2nd at Le Carreau du Temple. Organized by Violette Sauvage in collaboration with My Little Paris, the Fashion Flea Market is inspired by urban markets like London’s Portobello. Discover the best in second-hand fashion with hundreds of brands in this 2000 m2 space, featuring nearly 400 stalls.

A black and white photo of a flamenco dancer with her arms raised from Paris Photo fair this November (left) and a rest poster for Fotofever (right).
Flamenco en France / Fotofever

Art

It’s all about photography in November in Paris, with PhotoSaintGermain starting on November 6, Paris Photo on November 7, and Fotofever kicking off the next day, November 8. As part of Paris Photo, support women artists by checking out 30 Under 30 Women Photographers at Galerie Claude Samuel, which also starts on November 8.

A pink abstract work of art at Fotofever (left) and a black and white photograph of a naked woman's back as she sits (right).
Fotofever – Jérémie Lenoir / Phillippe Blache

Coinciding with the blockbuster exhibition at the Louvre, Fluctuart is hosting a de Vinci exhibition of its very own. Opening on November 8, VENI, VIDI, VINCI, L’ART URBAIN FACE AU GÉNIE will consist of 20 international street artists paying hommage to the artist.

A black and white photograph of a woman wearing a white dress off the shoulders holding at a vase of flowers (left). A photograph of an open window, curtain billowing revealing a blue ocean (right).
Fotofever – Niloufar Banisadr / Philippe Blache

Combine cocktails and art at Drink n’ Draw on November 10 at La Mezcaleria. No matter your skill level, learn the techniques of two Mexican artists accompanied by a tasting of Mexican cuisine by chef Juan Carlos Récamier and La Mezcaleria’s famous cocktails.

A poster for Drink'n'Draw photography event in Paris  (left) and a photograh of a young man in an army uniform his face covered in green paint (right).
Drink n’ Draw / Paris Photo © Máté Bartha

You have until October 11 to discover Passe, Passera organized by Les Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville. This art trail reflects on the passage of time, taking place at nine locations in the 20th arrondissement and highlighting the work of 25 artists. 

Music and Dance

There are plenty of fun nights coming up at the popular Supersonic this month. The Dancing with Myself Night of 80s Pop is on November 1st, the Electric Feel Night of Indie Pop is on the 2nd, and the Rebel Rebel Night of 70s Rock is on the 23rd

A black and white photograph of DJ Flume playing in Paris in November (left) and a poster for an art event in Belleville (right).
Mac DeMarco / Passe, Passera

Australian producer and DJ Flume is playing at at the Zénith at La Villette on November 3 while Canadian singer Mac DeMarco is on November 15. I’ve seen DeMarco perform live in Australia and trust me, he’s good!

Have you always wanted to learn Flamenco? Here’s your chance! Attend the Flamenco Masterclass with Adela Campallo at Flamenco en France on November 13, 14 or 17.

For six hours of non-stop music, head to Marathon! at La Gaîté Lyrique on November 30th, where more than 40 artists will take the stage mixing a variety of musical styles, from techno and psychedelic to minimalist and marimba.

The poster for Paris Cocktail Festival which takes place each November at the Elysée Montmartre.

Drinks

Cocktails or wine…or both? Paris Cocktail Festival is on November 16th at Elysée Montmartre and Salon de Vignerons Indépendants de Paris is on November 28th at Porte de Versailles.

A black and white photo of a black man with his a spider's web drawn in top from Paris Photo event (left). A plate of food at the Paris Cocktail Festival (right).
Paris Photo © Nate Lewis / Paris Cocktail Festival – Bistrot Instinct

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Ali Postma

Ali is from Melbourne, Australia, where she studied Art History and Art Curatorship at university and worked in various art galleries. Passionate about all things arts and culture, she loves French film, Nordic noir, photography, street art and architecture. Addicted to pain au chocolat, Ali is fulfilling her dream of living in Paris. View Ali Postma's Website

2 comments on “What to do in Paris in November

How does one check on closures and construction ahead
Of a visit to Paris?

Closures I would check the site of the place you want to visit. Construction may be trickier but the city of Paris maybe??

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