Things to do in Paris – October 2013

If you’re planning on creating a list of things to do in Paris. We’ve got you covered! Here are the major events happening in Paris for October 2013, includes information on the ‘not to be missed’ Nuit Blanche, FIAC, where to eat and what to do with the kids.


guide nuit blanche paris 2013

Nuit Blanche in Paris is an all night cultural event where people stay up and go museum and gallery hopping. It’s a once in a year art festival event that is spectacular because the city really stays awake with you.

Major happenings at – Belleville / Menilmontant, Marais, Canal St. Martin

Read more about Nuit Blabche in English.

FIAC – Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain

The 40th edition of FIAC will take place at the Grand Palais Paris.
Including the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes
October 24th to 27st, 2013.
184 galleries, 3177 artists
Many outdoor performances
Modern and contemporary art


kids museum things to do paris

Kids enjoying the Ta-Da exhibition and workshops at The Gallerie D’enfant of Centre George Pompidou

Centre Pompidou, Paris – This massive museum is one of my son and I favorites! Great place to have the kiddies run around and they also have workshops for children. They also have a gift shop that acts like a mini-mueusm for the little ones to walk around and touch things. The bookshop is perfect to pick up Art books and post cards of the present exhibitions.

NB: Parents – check out the ongoing Roy Lichtenstein exhibition until November 4th. :

From Frida Kahlo to Aur?lie Mathigot: “The artist Aur?lie Mathigot offers children and their parents two progressive environments created with Mexican craft materials, which are linked with the exhibition ‘Frida et moi’. ”

Special family workshops during the ‘Toussaint’ holiday period
19 October – 2 November 2013, every saturdays, sundays
2:30pm (2 hours long)
10 Euros for a child accompanied by an adult.

Other Cultural Events for kids:
Captain Future at Gaite Lyrique – Storytelling, Video Games and Art Workshop for the little ones.
Description in English

Theatre Chatlet

6 October 2013 at 11am + Workshop
An orchestra made up of Conservatoire de Paris and chinese musicians on this romantic french piece by composer Hector Berlioz.
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP)

FASHION + FOOD – The Broken Arm Paris

the blueberry cheesecake at Broken Arm Paris

Coffee + the blueberry cheesecake at Broken Arm Paris

Check out this awesome concept store in the Marais / Republic area of Paris. Great coffee in a quaint little shop and tons of fashion pickings next door.

Montmartre Wine Festival 2013

MIss.Tic for Paris wine festival vendanges

Fete des Vendange Poster / Montmartre Wine Fest Harvest 2013

Also known as the Grape harvest picking festival. October 9th -13th
The 80th Anniversary of the ” Fete des Vendages” Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival involves many free events in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris: Tours, Gallery Shows, Walks, Wine and Food Tastings.

This years theme is love – and the poster was done by Parisian iconic street artist Miss.Tic – she also has a ongoing show at the W Gallery in Montmartre during the festival.
Address: Galerie W Montmartre
44 rue Lepic
75018 Paris

On any of these 4 days make sure you try to experience the festival at night too – for a romantic experience.

Metro Abbesses (line 12)
More info (in French):

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