Things To Do In Paris –
November 2014

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

Things to do in Paris November 2014. The days may be shorter, there may be a tinge of winter in the air, but Paris events in November are gathering steam.

Eiffel Tower

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

In addition to classical music concerts at La Sainte Chapelle and La Madeleine there's also powerful opera performances of Puccini's Tosca and Rossini's Barber of Seville at the spectacular Opera de la Bastille. Tickets are selling fast for both these classic operas, so book now before they're all gone!

But it's not all about music and art. Visit the Eiffel Tower and skip the lines. Or have your private driver pick you up at your hotel and take you on an exclusive tour of the hots spots. Or take a day trip to Versailles. And don't forget to take a relaxing cruise along the most romantic river in the world.


Before-You-Go November 2014 Checklist

  • Get a Paris City Pass
    This is our best tip ever, and it gets you free entrance to sixty of the city's best museums plus unlimited rides on the Metro.
    Read Our Complete Guide to Paris City Passes »
  • Arrange Your Paris Airport Transfer
    Don't find yourself wandering around the airport: arrange your transportation to the city in advance. By private car, shuttle van, taxi, train or bus — we tell all.
    Read Our Complete Guide to Paris Airport Transfers »
  • Book Your Activities in Advance
    Another important tip: don't wait until the last minute. Activities and events fill up and we've seen too many readers disappointed. That is, those who didn't follow our advice and book early!
    Read Our Guide to Private Tours of Paris »

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Cruising Down the River

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Champagne Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruises: Read Our Complete Guide »

It's not just any river and it's not just any cruise. It's the fabled river Seine and it's a champagne cruise. Spend some time on a relaxed, champagne-fuelled voyage down the most romantic river in the world. Glide past the monuments while sipping bubbly and discovering that the best way to see the City of Lights is from a bateaux.
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Paris, paris – Private Walking Tours

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Paris Paris

That's right, two Parises, that means these walking tours are twice as good. And they should be since they're conducted by the author of one of our fave Paris books, Paris, paris. David Downey, and his photographer wife, Allison Harris, take a few lucky visitors on true Insiders tours of the city. If you read the book you'll discover that David really knows Paris and talks about it in a thoroughly engaging way. Highly recommended.
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Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tours

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

Eiffel Tower Tours: The Complete Guide »

Don't be left out in the cold! There are always long line-ups at the Eiffel Tower and the only way to avoid all that is to book a skip-the-line guided tour. We particularly like the sunset tours. You don't want to miss the Tower, but you don't want to wait in a long line. Put it on your list of must-dos and book a guided tour today.
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Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Insiders Travelers' favourite
Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

River Cruise, Eiffel Tower dinner and Moulin Rough cabaret all rolled into one unforgettable evening in Paris. If you want to experience the best of iconinc Parisian nightlife, this is the activity for you. Our favorite part? — all the details are taken care of for you.
Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise Booking »

Take A Private Tour & Do Lunch Comme les Parisiens

Private TOur & Lunch

Private Driver Tours of ParisOur Complete Guide »

Lunch like a Parisien, after you've been shown the city by your own private driver. These wonderful packages were created by our Paris Concierge for people like us, who like a little special treatment. Want lunch on the Eiffel Tower? No problem.
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Top Day Trips From Paris

Things to do in Paris November 2014

Normandy D-Day Beaches – Day Trip

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
D-Day Beaches

VIP Private D-Day Normandy Tours: Our Review »

Seventy 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 that collects you at your Paris hotel.
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Versailles: Small Group Day Trip

Small Group Day Trip

Chateau de Versailles Tours: Our Complete Reviews »

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.
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Loire Valley Castles & Wine-Tasting Day Trip

Loire Valley Castles

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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 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.
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Spend a Day in the Legendary Champagne Region

Day in the Champagne Region

VIPs: Read our guide to Private Day Trips to Champagne: Information »

Only an hour from Paris, a visit to the Champagne region makes for a memorable day trip. Your private driver picks you up at your hotel and whisks through rolling hills and world-class vineyards. You'll taste the Grands Crus as well as champagne from small family producers.
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Paris Pass Discounts – Exclusive to You!

Paris Pass Discounts

Paris Pass is offering a special discount, exclusively for our readers, but only for a limited time.

The Paris Pass saves you a lot of money and time, getting you inside almost all the museums for free (and as many times as you want) and giving you unlimited rides on the Metro.

With this special offer you will save an additional 10% on all 4-day and 6-day Paris Passes. What used to be just a good deal is now a great deal. And, since the clock doesn't start ticking on the Paris Pass until you first use it, you can buy it way in advance.

Thanks to Paris Pass for making this special offer to our readers.

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Top Food & Wine Activities

Things to do in Paris November 2014

Private Nighttime Tour + Dinner – NEW!

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Private Nighttime Tour We love being treated special and we bet you do, too. So, our Paris Concierge has created these fabulous private tours. Your driver meets you at your Paris address and whisks you away on an illuminations tour of the City of Lights. Afterwards he drives you to a traditional French restaurant where a table has been reserved. It's all completely flexible to create a perfect evening for you.
Private Tour + Dining Read About All the Options »

Don Juan II Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Gourmet Dinner Cruise

This is pure Paris luxury! A three-hour voyage down the Seine in a luxury yacht while eating a 3-course gourmet French meal prepared by a 2-star Michelin chef. This cruise combine romance, fine dining, and a tour of Paris...riverside. It's all looked after for you by our Paris Concierge, so you know it's going to be great.
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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. There are so many interesting, and delicious, parts of French culinary culture. Our Paris Concierge will arrange a quintessential gourmet food market tour in the most picturesque part of Paris — the Latin Quarter.
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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.
Inquiry Form – Rebekah's Gourmet Tours »

Don't Leave It Too Late

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Here's our regular monthly warning: Don't wait until the last minute to plan your activities; especially don't wait until you're in Paris to line up some of the cool things we've reviewed. Some of our readers (and you know who you are!) have missed out on private night tours, the Don Juan II dine and cruise, and private tours to Champagne by trying to book only a few days in advance.

Seriously, though, it's way more fun and more relaxing to have some of your itinerary pre-planned. That way you can relax even more on days when you want to be spontaneous, without worrying about what you're going to do next.

Another reminder — if you're going to be in Paris for more than just a couple of days (and we can't imagine going for so short a time), opt for a comprehensive city pass. To learn more and to find help choosing the right pass for you, read our article comparing the Paris city passes. Exclusively at Paris Insiders Guide. Take a moment to learn more.


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The Best of Paris Events

Things to do in Paris November 2014

Photography Month

Photography Month

November is Photography Month in Paris. La Maison Européenne de la Photographie 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 Carrousel de Louvre. It's a great time to be in Paris.
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
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Salon de la Photo

Salon de la Photo

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
• November 7 to 11
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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. Don't worry: even if you're not an art collector, you'll enjoy the artistic atmosphere.
• Place de la Bastille 75012
• October 30 to November 3
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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 2014

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's legacy to classical music. Listen to the seasons as interpreted by this Italian legend. Hear these and other works performed in our readers' favourite venues, the Gothic masterpiece church, La Sainte Chapelle, and La Madeleine.
• La Sainte Chapelle & La Madeleine
• October 7, 9, 11 & 12
The Four Seasons Reserve Your Seat »

Opera – The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

See one of the most enduring masterpieces of comedy & opera. In the perfectly-paced frenzy of this riotous romp, barber Figaro helps a lovesick nobleman win the woman of his dreams. It's a complex musical piece with duos, trios, quintets and sextets all demonstrated in the finale of the first act.
• Opera de la Bastille
• November 3
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Opera: Tosca


Passion, jealousy, revenge and lust; these are the ingredients of Puccini's most famous opera. Puccini's three act opera was written for Sarah Bernhardt and first performed in Rome in 1900. The melodramatic piece contains some of Puccini's best-loved arias.
• Opera de la Bastille
• November 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 21, 25, 28
Low Availability! Buy Your Tickets Online »

Ballet: Rain


The Paris Opera Ballet presenst one of their signature pieces: Rain, created in 2001 by Flemish choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Considered one of her major works, the dance is a stripped down work with dizzying movement and rare intensity, creating an overall feeling of joyfulness.
• Palais Garnier
• November 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Very Low Availability Order Now »

What's New at the Museums

Things to do in Paris November 2014

Hokusai: 1760-1849

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite

This prolific Japanese artist would influence a generation of French painters like Renoir and Monet and the entire movement of Art Nouveau. In this rare exhibition, many of Hokusai's delicate original paintings on silk and paper will be on display. He's best known for his Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, The Great Wave and Fuji in Clear Weather. At Le Grand Palais.
• Ends January 18, 2015
Website »

Sade: Attacking the Sun


This unusual exhibition focuses on the influence of Marquis de Sade on painters and sculptures of the 19th & 20th Century. Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, neoclassical Ingres; sculptor August Rodin and Pablo Picasso.
Free Entrance to the museum with the Paris Museum Pass.
• Musée D'Orsay
• Ends January 25, 2015
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