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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January Events in Paris: Fête du Graphisme, Gueules de Parisiens, Cocktail Week & More
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2 comments on “January Events in Paris: Fête du Graphisme, Gueules de Parisiens, Cocktail Week & More”
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
I went to the website of the scallop festival and it says it’s postponed. Is this correct?