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What to do in Paris in November and December 2023

What to visit in Paris at the end of the year?

And as the festive season approaches, the city is decked out in the finest decorations!

Fairs in Paris in November and December 2023

There is plenty happening in the month of November. From 8 to 11 November 2023, the Paris Photo Fair gathers the entire profession - galleries, photographers, artists, collectors …- and has an international reputation.

The Paris Games Week returns from 1 to 5 November 2023. The Carrousel du Louvre is aimed at cultural heritage enthusiasts with the International Cultural Heritage Fair (from 2 to 5 November 2023).

The town of Montreuil will host the ‘Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse’ (book fair for children and young adults). It is a must for readers of all ages, with presentations of new publications and meetings with authors and publishers.

Finally, there is now a trade show focussing on French artisanship and expertise - the Salon des Produits Made In France (MIF Expo, which will also be held at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 9 to 12 Novembre 2023.

The expertise of Greater Paris and its artisans will be showcased from 17 to 19 November 2023 at the 3rd ParisLocal festival. On the programme: original events, workshops, tastings, demonstrations, open doors...

Also from 24 to 26 November 2023, the Moto Légende trade fair, at the Parc Floral de Paris, promises to bring together professionals and motorbike fans across more than 1,000 m² of exhibition space. A unique event to admire mythical models on display for the occasion.

Last but not least, Paris Night Market, the committed Christmas market dedicated to eco-creation, is due to return to the Cité Fertile just before the festive season. A festive event to discover more ethical, local and solidarity-based alternatives, to put under the Christmas tree...

Shows and concerts in Paris in November and December 2023

Paris, a city of entertainment and glamour, offers a vibrant and dynamic nightlife, with varied and lively venues. And as the festive season approaches, shows in the city take on a magical aspect … Among the city’s iconic places, the Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse is a top attraction for visitors from all over the world. The Moulin Rouge, Michou, Bel Canto, Paradis Latin and ReminiSens are also ideal outings during the festive period.

Paris’s music venues have some great shows lined up for this winter, including an exceptional concert by Bigflo et Oli at la Défense Arena on 8 December 2023, and Benjamin Biolay at Accor Arena, on 22 December 2023.

Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary at Défense Arena, on 11 and 12 November 2023. To mark the event, visitors are invited to (re)discover a century of magic in Europe's biggest concert hall. Over the course of 3 hours, the most famous Disney melodies are brought to life by a philharmonic orchestra of 150 musicians, 350 chorus members, dancers, solo singers, rock, and jazz groups ...

For its 25th anniversary, the famous musical Notre-Dame de Paris returns to the Palais des Congrès de Paris, from 15 November to 3 December 2023. A box-office hit worldwide!

French singer Isabelle Georges will be bringing the house down at the Publicisdrugstore Champs-Élysées from 19 to 30 December 2023 with her show De Paris à Broadway Oh La La! An original singing tour combining musical comedy, French chanson, classical music, jazz... from Cole Porter to Charles Aznavour via Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Claude Nougaro...

Other not-to-be-missed events in Paris in November and December 2023

Sports events in Paris in November and December 2023

The Rolex Paris Masters is one of the major tennis tournaments and takes place at the Accor Arena. The last ATP Masters 1000 event of the season welcomes the world’s top players from 28 October to 5 November 2023. Who will succeed Holger Rune, the new phenomenon of world tennis?

Food and drink events in Paris in November and December 2023

Paris is a gastronomic destination, especially in the lead-up to the Christmas season.

At this time of year, you can enjoy the most gastronomic fare! Every third Thursday in November, people celebrate the arrival of beaujolais nouveau in most Parisian cafes and bistros. A special and convivial moment not to miss!

Where to eat what you feel like eating in Paris?

Feels like Christmas in Paris

From the end of November and throughout December, Paris lights up for winter. The Champs-Élysées, Rue de Rivoli, Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme, City Hall, the place de la Bastille, the big department stores … The major sites and monuments vie with each other to delight the public and visitors with their magical Christmas lights.

Christmas markets can be found all over Paris, including in the Tuileries Garden and on the esplanade at La Défense. The little wooden chalets, stands and kiosks, selling arts and crafts creations and food specialities, take over the streets.

Find out more about Christmas and New Year’s Day in Paris