Isabelle Bonté, Sneakers

Isabelle Bonté, courtesy of Sneakers objets de désirs

The champagne has been poured and resolutions made, but January still has plenty in store. From Haute Couture Fashion Week to the always-anticipated soldes, it is a good month to be in Paris. Here are some of our other favorite events this month:

The third annual, five-week-long Fête du Graphisme kicked off this week and runs until February 16. Centered around the world of graphic design, with a collective exhibition entitled “Celebrate the City,” the fest too features projections, meet-ups, workshops, soirées, and more. For more details, peek here.

HiP Paris blog, January Events, Etienne Pouvreau

HiP Paris blog, January Events, Martin H. M. Schreiber

Etienne Pouvreau; courtesy of Martin Schreiber

On January 13th the Maison Européenne de la Photographie is hosting a talk with photographer Martin H. M. Schreiber. Though born in Prague, Schreiber is perhaps best known for his portrayals of American life, its icons, and its greatest city, New York. The talk marks the release of three new books of Schreiber’s work: Madonna Nudes, Last of a Breed II, and Retrospection, 1966-2015.

Paris’ current preferred footwear style could arguable be the sneaker, and Crédit Municipal is hosting an exhibition to prove it. Show some love for the comfortable-yet-stylish shoe by checking out the Sneakers, objets de désirs exhibition, on until January 13.
HiP Paris blog, January Events, J-M De Pelsemaeker

J-M De Pelsemaeker, courtesy of Sneakers objets de désirs

“My father always told me to not talk to strangers. I never listened.” After studying abroad in the U.S. and discovering the beautiful street project Humans of New York, photographer Stephanie Pfeiffer teamed up with My Little Paris for her own project, Gueules de Parisiens, in which she too shot strangers in the street, sharing both their stories and images. On January 14th, the project is exhibiting at Framology in the 11ème, and we wouldn’t suggest missing out.

New Years resolution once again to get more exercise? Us too. But dancing absolutely counts and we’re exciting to move for the 5th edition of Classics Only R&B at La Bellevilloise on January 22.

HiP Paris blog, January Events, Emily Jackson
HiP Paris, January Events, Emma Stencil

Emily Jackson; Emma Stencil

It’s winter. It’s (sort of) chilly. You could go for a delicious, oozing raclette… or just frequent Paris Cocktail Week. While we’d recommend doing both, do be sure to check out the lineup of boozy events around the city from January 23 – 30.

The only thing better than a plate of coquilles Saint-Jacques is an entire festival celebrating the delicious mollusk. Head to the Place des Abbesses January 24-25 for a taste of Brittany, with 29 producers selling goods ranging from cider to crêpes. And of course, plenty of scallops.
HiP Paris blog, January Events, Laurent Neyssensas

Laurent Neyssensas

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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Erin Dahl

Erin’s had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris’s first English-native content agency.


  1. Jen – It does indeed seem the festival was cancelled after we published this piece – how disappointing! We will certainly keep our eyes peeled for the 2017 edition. -Erin/HiP Paris

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