The weather in Paris has gotten a bit chilly on some days of late, so you may want to pack a light jacket if you’re planning on arriving soon. Who knows it may not stay chilly, but you’ll be prepared for your trip. The leaves have started to fall off the trees here.
September we have the traditional returning of Parisians from vacation and the kids going back to school. La Rentree – sort of like a new year here ( like they have some calendars that start in September ..hahaha!) It’s a big deal.
The city is feeling energized and out of its summer slumber.
As usual here’s my pick of what’s to eat, drink, see and do this month.
If you’re coming to Paris you can book me for a guided walking tour here
Come out September 28th at 11am
70 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
Do you want to have a very French meal in Paris?
Relais l’entrecôte Saint Germain des Près is an institution. They have the best Steak Frites in Paris. You may have to wait a while in line, but you won’t regret it. Or skip the line completely if you go with a pregnant friend …hahaha. Not the best place if you’re a vegetarian – for the obvious reasons.
Also, try their amazing desserts like the profiterole
Has a great selection of natural wines from various regions of France and other parts of Europe (We had a “crazy crazy” from Germany). You have small shareable plates and everything’s a vegetarian or seafood option, a really great ambiance that is somewhat “hip” and the team does also speak English. So a really good place to know if you’re coming to Paris and you’re a natural wine lover.
Address: 82 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
I discovered Villa Beaumarche because of the Hidden Jazz Club event in collaboration with Airbnb this month. What an amazing night of jazz!
I think it’s just one of the cutest little hidden hotels in the Marais; super central location very close to Places des Vosges, is also close to the Merci boutique and Maison Plisson. They have an indoor garden that lends well to small group events too. Wonderful location and great staff.
Address: 5 Rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 Paris
Let’s discover local Paris together!
My Paris walking tours of Montmartre and the Marais have September dates open.
you can also sign up with me here: https://forms.gle/F85wcfTPnKWsiUq16
I look forward to meeting you and showing you my local, authentic, off the beaten path, Paris. This is perfect if you’ve already been to Paris before and want to get a really authentic feel and have time with somebody who’s been living here and see how life really is.
NOT TO MISS
Techno parade (28th of September)
If you’re a fan of techno music you won’t want to miss the 21st-anniversary edition of this Paris parade that takes over the city. Routes and starting times can be found on
Jazz à la Villette (29th August to 10th September)
One of the best compilations of international jazz musicians and singers. This year I’m looking forward to seeing Yasiin Bey! more info here https://jazzalavillette.com/fr/programme
La Parisienne Race (6th to 8th of September)
The 23rd edition of the largest female racing competition in France will be in full effect on Sunday, September 8th. Run along some of the worlds most beautiful monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Grande Palais…www.la-parisienne.net
Journée Patrimoine (21st to 22nd of September)
The French patrimonial days will take place on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd. Exceptionally some outstanding historical offices, buildings, and monuments will be open to the public, museums will be free and lots of cultural events to pop up in the city. More information here (but in french) journeesdupatrimoine.culture.gouv.fr
Free museum night at the Lourve every first Saturday
but you have to sign up here
It comes with 4 types of cheese, a bottle of wine (choice of rose, red or white), coasters, wine glasses, utensils, 2019 Paris Poster Map, French Beauty discount card, inside a reusable tote bag.
Perfect for a picnic – or as a welcome bag your first night in Paris!