What to do in Paris in January 2024

In January, Paris rolls out some great not-to-miss events: exhibitions, shows, fashion events ... Check out this month's selection of key things to see and do!

The New Year heralds new events to discover in Paris. Shows, exhibitions, performances, trade fairs, sporting events ... Check out what’s happening in January 2024!

In the heart of winter, there's plenty to do! Go and see the major exhibitions of 2023 before they come to an end, or take the opportunity to discover those that will be marking the start of 2024!

Don’t miss fashion highlights during Fashion Week; take advantage of the winter sales in Paris, a mecca for shopping. And remember to book your tickets for the musicals, ballets, trade fairs, sporting events and festivities that take place throughout January.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 are almost here!

The immersive event ‘SPOT24 – the Olympic Exhibition, sport, and urban cultures’ opens a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and showcases new Olympic disciplines: breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and 3x3 basketball.

Throughout the year the Cultural Olympiad unveils a rich and varied programme of cultural events combining arts and sport! Exhibitions to discover in January: ‘Fashion and Sports: From one Podium to Another’ (until 7 April 2024) at the Musée des Arts décoratifs examines the links between the worlds of fashion and sport that have existed longer than one would imagine; ‘Fashion on the Move’ at the Palais Galliera (until 7 September 2025) takes an in-depth look at the collections of the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris to reveal how fashion clothes the body in movement. The exhibition ‘Victory! The Making of Heroes’, at the Musée de l’Armée (until 29 January 2024) looks at the notion of ‘victories’, how they are experienced, celebrated and rewarded through history from Antiquity to the present day across all the continents.

The 8th edition of the Nuits de la Lecture (Reading Nights) (from 18 to 21 January 2024) promises to thrill literature lovers.. This year’s festival, on the theme of the ‘body’, invites the public to attend various meetings, workshops and events organized in the evening in many different parts of the capital (in libraries, cultural institutions, bookshops …).

Exhibitions in January 2024

Many cultural venues in Paris have a wide programme of exhibitions that highlight major artists, exceptional works of art, contemporary artists, and unusual creations that are currently creating a buzz. There is something to appeal to everyone! Find out more about the exhibitions that will be finishing soon or those that are attracting the most attention this season.

Last days! Major exhibitions that finish in January 2024:

Looking for something new including surprising and original themes? In January, the capital offers an abundance of exhibitions featuring the works of great masters, unique worlds or simply an invitation to travel.

Major exhibitions not to miss in January:



Fashion highlights in January 2024

The fashion Week

In January, Paris takes centre stage with Fashion Week. The biggest names, celebrities and journalists flock to Paris to discover the new trends in men's ready-to-wear (16-21 January 2024) and women's Haute Couture (22-25 January 2024) for the coming year.
25 January 2024). While the events take place in public, the show also takes place in the street, particularly around such Parisian landmarks as the Grand Palais, the Palais Brongniart and the Palais de Tokyo. It's not uncommon to come across stars, models and top designers. Keep a sharp eye out!

Fashion related events

Fashion is also on show in museums with Azzedine Alaïa, couturier collectionneur at the Palais Galliera (until 21 January 2024), Iris Van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses (until 28 April 2024) at the musée des Arts décoratifs and Formes (until 14 January 2024) at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent.


The winter sales 2024

Paris has countless boutiques offering fashion at all prices and in all styles.! Luxury fashionwear, productions made in France, designer items, major international brands … Wednesday 10 January heralds the start of the much-awaited winter sales! Four months of reductions (until 6 February) of up to 70 % await fashionistas looking for footwear, the latest coat or accessory … at unbeatable prices.

Concerts and shows in January 2024

To kick off the new year, head to the capital's most famous venues to discover the must-see concerts and shows of the 2024 autumn season.

Concerts at the start of the year

The month of January 2024 is a busy one for concert halls. They're reopening their doors and getting ready to fill up with music lovers! Rock, classical music, French chanson... the choice is vast.

For New Year's Eve, you can attend one of the traditional classical concerts held in Parisian churches such as concerts by The Legend Singers (gospel), on 1 January at 5.30pm and the Ensemble royal de Paris on 1 January at 8pm at the Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre; the Orchestre Les Violons de France at the Eglise Saint-Eustache, on 1 January at 4pm; the Orchestre Les Solistes français and Paul Rouger at the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on 1 January at 8.30pm

Throughout the month of January, the biggest pop, rock and classical music artists promise unforgettable concerts! The Philharmonie de Paris pays tribute to the composer Gabriel Fauré, on the centenary of his death with a series of six concerts (from 25 to 28 January 2024). The **
Seine Musicale** welcomes Pascal Obispo on 31 January 2024. The Salle Pleyel programmes two artists: Louis Bertignac on the French scene (13 January 2024) and rap with Kery James (10 January 2024). And the Grissini Project quartet gives new life to the music from the films of Japanese director Miyazaki in a classical music style at the Salle Cortot (25 January 2024).

The family shows

The New Year is the perfect time to discover new things with family and friends, musical shows or dance such as the Ciné-concert devoted to the 7th chapter of the Harry Potter saga (from 19 to 21 January 2024) or the Nutcracker ballet (from 27 January to 4 February 2024) at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. At the Théâtre Mogador, My first Nutcracker revisits the classic ballet adapting it for young audiences (until 25 February 2024).

At the Paradis Latin, young and old alike can discover the new family show created by Kamel Ouali, Mon premier cabaret.


The Cirque Phénix’s (pelouse de Reuilly) new show, ‘Les Jeux de Pékin’, is a unique spectacle for all ages. The Festival mondial du Cirque de demain (from 25 to 28 January 2024) presents artists and exceptional creations from all over the world on the premises of the Cirque Phénix! The equestrian show ‘Cabaret de l'exil’ Persian Women, by Bartabas, runs at the Fort d'Aubervilliers (until 31 March 2024). Finally, the Grand Rex welcomes the latest show ‘13Hz’ of the great master hypnotist Messmer (from 11 to 21 January 2024).

Illuminated trails at nightfall play extra time in Parisian parks: Jungle en voie d'illumination at the Jardin des Plantes (until 21 January 2024), L'Odyssée Lumineuse at the Parc Floral (until 7 January 2024), L'art dans la nature at La Villette (until 21 January 2024), the Dragons and Lanterns Festival at the Jardin d'Acclimatation (until 25 February 2024), Lumières-en-Seine at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (until 7 January 2024) and Thoiry Lumières Sauvages at Thoiry ZooSafari (until 10 March 2024).

Paris musicals at the start of 2024

The great musicals remain a sure bet for a musical start to the year.
At the Théâtre Mogador, the famous musical "The Lion King" continues to amaze a wide audience. For the most famous rock opera in the history of music, head to the Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt, where the cult show Starmania is on until 28 January 2024.


The musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ is at the Casino de Paris until 28 April 2024 and the show ‘Holidays’ dedicated to the pop star Madonna will wow audiences at the Alhambra (until 28 January 2024). The musical comedy ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ is playing at the Lido2Paris until 4 February 2024.



Operas and ballets in January 2024

For opera lovers, ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ by Francesco Cilea is at the Opéra Bastille (from 16 January to 7 February 2024). Simone Stone, renowned for his talented modern interpretations of the classics, has been commissioned by the institution to stage ‘La Traviata’ by Guiseppe Verdi (from 21 January to 25 February 2024). From 20 January 2024, the Palais Garnier programmes ‘Giulio Cesare by Georg Friedrich Haendel. On the ballet scene, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, invited by the Opéra national de Paris, brings the works of the famous choreographer Maurice Béjart to life on the stage of the Palais Garnier (from 4 to 7 January 2024).
Faits d’Hiver (from 15 January to 9 February 2024) programmes a varied line-up of contemporary dance designed for all. This choreographic festival will be taking place across 17 venues in Greater Paris with more than 20 or so shows to discover.

January 2024 sports events

January is an eventful month for sport. At the Accor Arena, the year kicks off with some of the biggest sporting events of the year: Paris Basketball (13 January 2024), the French Hockey Cup Final (21 January 2024), the NBA Paris Game 2024 (11 January 2023) and the Grand Prix d'Amérique - Legend Race, one of the most famous trotting races in the world, on 28 January 2024 at the Vincennes - Hippodrome de Paris.

January 2024 trade fairs

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles welcomes ‘RétroMobile’, a favourite with car enthusiasts (from 31 janvier to 4 February 2024)! Maison&Objet return to the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte from 18 to 22 January 2024. Much more than just a show for professionals, it is the benchmark event for all those involved in the art of living, home fashion, interior decoration and design. Playtime Paris, a major trade show, comes to the Events Space at the Parc Floral de Paris (from 27 to 29 January 2024). Twice a year, it brings together several hundred international brands from the children's fashion and the maternity sectors. It's the
the perfect place to get all the shopping inspiration you need for your little ones' wardrobes.

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