things to do in Paris –
November 2013

A Little Nip In The Air
Won't Stop You Having Fun

Things to do in Paris November 2013. The days are shorter and, even though there's a tinge of winter in the air, Paris events in November are gathering steam.

For starters, November is the official Month of Photography in Paris with forty exhibits to choose from throughout the city. The hub of the activity is in the Marais at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

There's also a modern art fair at Bastille, fireworks and celebrations at Disneyland Paris to honor Guy Fawkes Day, and a powerful exhibit about famous French artist Georges Braque\ at the Grand Palais.

So many things to do in Paris in November!


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Things to Do in Paris – November 2013

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Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Spend an evening experiencing the best of Paris nightlife. Start at the Eiffel Tower for dinner at Restaurant 58. Then it's time to take in the lights of Paris, riverside, on an evening cruise on the Seine. Finish off the evening at Moulin Rouge for champagne and the hit cabaret, Feeire. The best part — all the details are taken care of. Remember, you're on vacation!
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Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

Bateaux Dinner Cruise

Everything looks better from a boat cruising down the Seine. On this relaxing ride you see Paris from a different perspective. All the famous landmarks will pass by as you enjoy a multi-course French meal. If you want to splurge, book the Service Premier option that gets you at the front of the boat with your own private table.
Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise »

Night Cycling Tour of Paris

Night Bike Tour

Bike ride? River cruise? It's both! Cycling through Paris in autumn, what could be better! This fun tour takes you through the best of Paris for a gentle bike ride as you learn about the city – riding on two wheels. The evening ends with a Seine River Cruise and a glass of wine!
Night Cycling Tour/River Cruise »

Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tours

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tours

Don't be left out in the cold! There are always long line-ups at the Eiffel Tower and the best way to visit is to book a skip-the-line guided tour. We particularly like the sunset tours. Remember, the EIffel Tower is one of those things to see in Paris that you just can't miss. Put it on your list of must-dos and book a guided tour today.
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Top Day Trips From Paris

Things to do in Paris November 2013

Versailles: Small Group Day Trip

Small Group Day Trip

Instead of worrying about trains, brochures and guide books, why not go the royal route with a private van and a guide to add illuminating details and make the past come alive with stories of palace life? Includes transportation and a choice of a half-day tour or full-day tour with lunch.
Versailles: Small Group Day Trip »

Loire Valley Castles & Wine-Tasting Day Trip

Loire Valley Castles

The Renaissance castles of the Loire Valley are justly famous, and so are the wines produced in this fertile valley. This day trip starts with a visit to the largest castle, Château de Chambord. You'll have lunch at Château de Nitray vineyards with a selection of fresh, local ingredients and wines. The final stop is Château de Chenonceau, considered the loveliest of the Loire châteaux.
Loire Valley Castles & Wine-Tasting Day Trip »

D-Day Tour From Paris – Day Trip

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
D-Day Beaches

Sixty-nine years have passed since the Allied Forces arrived at the D-Day beaches of Normandy, spelling the beginning of the end of WWII. Spend a day exploring the beaches, monuments and museums on a trip that gets you back to Paris on the same day. We recommend the small group tour in a minivan, that collects you at your Paris hotel.
D-Day Tour From Paris »

Top Food & Wine Activities

Things to do in Paris November 2013

Visit a Parisian Market with a Food Expert

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Visit a Parisian Market

Learn all about street markets with our Paris pal and French food expert, Rebekah. Three or four days each week Rebekah leads gourmands (like you!) on an informative tour of one of the best farmers markets in Paris. Choose from a hands-on market tour or the Decadent Gourmet Tour. This is a real Paris Insiders secret, and one we highly recommend.
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Latin Quarter Gourmet Market Tour

Latin Quarter Gourmet Market Tour

Paris is all about food and wine, so take advantage of your time there to learn and taste.

Our Paris Gourmet Concierge will arrange a quintessential gourmet food market tour in the most picturesque part of Paris — the Latin Quarter.
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November 2013 Paris Updates

Paris, like the rest of France, is synonymous with great food and wine. You'll make your trip even better if you spend few minutes to learn about the City of Food before you go. It's easy to learn — just download a copy of our 75-page Paris Gourmet Food eGuide to read all about it, and get Paris Insiders 70 top restaurant picks.


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Things to do in Paris November 2013

Photography Month

Photography Month

November is always Photography Month in Paris. La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) and other venues throughout Paris dedicate the month to exhibiting works from around the world. The Paris International Photo Fair, the central event, is held in mid-November at the Grand Palais.
• Various venues in Paris, centered at MEP
MEP Website »

The 17th annual Paris Photo, an exhibit of 136 galleries and photographers from around the world, takes place in central Paris at the Grand Palais.
• Grand Palais 75008
• November 14 to 17
Website »

The Salon de la Photo also takes place in November, at the Paris Expo, out at Porte de Versailles. There you'll have a chance to see all the all the latest in international photography, equipment and other displays. It's a world photo gala!
• Paris Expo (Pavilion 4), 1 place de la Porte de Versailles 75015
Metro: Porte de Versailles
• November 7 to 11
Salon de Photo Website »

Bastille Modern Art Fair

Bastille Modern Art Fair

Over 500 artists will gather for the annual Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain (modern art show). Browse the extensive art collection but don't expect art bargains, this is a serious art show. But don't worry, even if you're not an art collector, you'll enjoy the artistic atmosphere.
• Place de la Bastille 75012
• October 31 to November 4
Website »

Armistice Day, November 11

Armistice Day

Armistice Day in Paris is remembered with a military parade followed by the President of France laying wreaths during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe.
• Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle
• November 11
• 11:00 am: wreath-laying ceremony
• 9:00 pm: vigil ceremony

The Best of Classical Music

Things to do in Paris November 2013

Classical Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
La Sainte Chapelle

These are the last days to enjoy a concert at this popular Paris Gothic church, our favourite venue in Paris. After November, church concerts end until spring. Can you guess why? The churches don't have heating! Here's your last chance for this year to hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Bach's Goldberg Variations and even an early Christmas concert at La Sainte Chapelle.

• La Sainte Chapelle
• Nov 1, 16, 17, 23, 30
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Chopin Waltzes at St. Ephrem


Be dazzled by the romantic waltzes for piano by Frédéric Chopin performed in the beauty of St Ephrem. In his short lifetime (1810 - 1849), he composed over 200 solo compositions for the piano. Born in Poland, Chopin spent most of his life in Paris and is considered one of the best composers of the Romantic period.
• Eglise de St. Ephrem
• November 1, 8, 18, 30
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Vivaldi's Four Seasons at La Madeleine


The Orchestre Les Violons de France performs Vivaldi's best-known and best-loved work. Did you know Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) was nicknamed "the red priest" due to his red hair, and the fact that he was a Catholic priest? Vivaldi is one of the most popular and widely recorded of Baroque composers.
• Eglise de la Madeleine
• November 2, 4, 30
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Concerts in Saint Germain des Près

Treat yourself to an uplifting concert at the oldest church in Paris — Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Près. Dedicated in 558, the church was renovated during the 19th century by architect Victor Baltard (he also masterminded the original Les Halles). On the program are works by Vivaldi, Bach and Pergolesi.
• Eglise de Saint Germain des Près
• November 1, 8, 15
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Chopin, Liszt & Mozart at St Ephrem

Although the first church was built in 1335, the current St Ephram was rebuilt in 1733 in the Corinthian style (based on ancient Greek and Roman architecture). Today it's home to the Syrian Catholic Church and used for many classical music concerts. Enjoy works for piano by Chopin, Liszt, and Mozart in this Latin Quarter gem.
• Eglise de St. Ephrem
• November 4, 11, 16, 22
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Paris Opera – Elektra


Paris Opera performs Richard Strauss' one-act tragedy, Elektra, with a stellar cast against minimalist staging. Based on an ancient Greek myth, the opera tells the bloody story set in the inner court of the palace in Mycenae. Performed in German.
• Opera de la Bastille
• November 4, 11, 24
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Paris Opera – Aida


Giuseppe Verdi's classic Aida returns to the Paris Opera after more than fifty years! The opera, intended as a celebration of universal harmony among nations is entirely about conflict: the war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Verdi (1813 – 1901) is considered to be the most influential composer of operas of the nineteenth century.
• Opera de la Bastille
• November 6, 9, 16
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Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet

See the Paris Opera Ballet present works by three of the most influential choreographers of our time. It's the premier of Saburo Teshigawara's (Japan) Darkness is Hiding Black Horses, Glacial Decoy by Trisha Brown (USA) and Doux Mensonges by Jirí Kylián (Czech Republic).
• Palais Garner
• November 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12

What's New at the Museums

Things to do in Paris November 2013

Georges Braque

Georges Braque

Follow the artistic evolution of famous French artist Georges Braque (1882–1963) from Cubism in the early 1900s to his abstract landscapes in the 1960s. The retrospective follows his early works called Fauvism (using brilliant colours to express emotions) to his final works using abstract images of birds.
• Grand Palais
• Ends January 6, 2014
Website »

The Springtime of the Renaissance

Sculpture & The Arts In Florence, 1400–1460
The Springtime of the Renaissance

See 140 works with masterpieces by by Donatello, Ghiberti, Michelozzo and Mino da Fiesole. In addition to sculptures the exhibition also features paintings, drawings, manuscripts, silver and gold pieces and earthenware created during the Renaissance.
• The Louvre
• Ends January 6, 2014
Website »
• Entrance to the museum is free with The Paris Museum Pass »


The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day
Masculine Masculine

Although the nude female is more often associated with the arts; in this exhibit the nude male form in art is explored from 1800 to today. See inspirations from the 18th-century, from classical art and the influence that still resonates today.
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ends January 2, 2014
Website »
• Entrance to the museum is free with The Paris Museum Pass »

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