Paris Events In September 2023 – Design, Music, Bike Races & More

September events in Paris really gather steam after the long summer holidays. There's a bevy of jazz concerts, a design show, and the ever-popular European Heritage Days. Start planning your trip to the City of Light by checking out our Big List of the best Paris events & activities.

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Le Grande Classique – Paris to Versailles Run & Walk

Join 25,000 runners as they run the 16.2 kilometres between what are perhaps the two most iconic monument in Paris — from the Eiffel Tower out to the Chateau de Versailles. Louis XVI never would have imagined that one day thousands of citizens would dream of running from Paris to Versailles for fun and not for a revolution.

The run starts at Quai Branly, next to the Eiffel Tower, and follows Grenelle towards Parc André Citroën and towards the route Royale in the Meudon forest towards the finish line at the Chateau de Versailles.

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Romantic Dinner Cruises In Paris

VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic dinner cruise includes champagne, wine & a classic meal. Choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, best meal, and the ultimate experience.
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Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris
The legendary Parisian restaurant takes you on a dinner cruise complete with champagne and wine. Choose the 2-hour cruise for a stellar evening in Paris.
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VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic dinner cruise includes champagne, wine & a classic meal. Choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, best meal, and the ultimate experience.
Reserve your table…

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Le Festival d'Automne à Paris

Founded in 1972, the Paris Autumn Festival celebrates contemporary arts and embraces all forms — visual arts, dance, theatre, music, and cinema. Throughout autumn and early winter, the festival features more than fifty events at venues throughout Paris.

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Full-Day Guided Visit to Versailles

Spend a Day in the Champagne Region

One of our favorite things to do in September is to spend a day sampling champagne in the area it comes from. The Champagne Region is just over an hour from Paris and it's easy to get to with day tours that start out in the center of the city. Spend the day focusing on the bubbly as you visit both small producers and grands maisons. Includes lunch and transportation.

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European Heritage Days in Paris

These are two very special days in Paris and a very popular event among Parisians. It's the one time in the year when the public is invited to explore inside historic buildings normally restricted or reserved for government offices. Here's your chance to go inside the Senate or the Elysée Palace where the French president resides.

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Experience the Splendor Of Versailles

Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens
Skip the long lines to experience the grandeur of Versailles on a guided tour. Stroll through the stunning gardens with your guide, then visit Marie Antoinette's estate.
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Half-Day, Skip-the-Line Tour of Versailles
If you don't have a full day, this popular half-day tour of Versailles includes priority access with an expert guide. The small-group ensures personal attention and includes transportation right from your hotel.
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Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens
Skip the long lines to experience the grandeur of Versailles on a guided tour. Stroll through the stunning gardens with your guide, then visit Marie Antoinette's estate.
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Jazz a la Villette Angélique Kidjo perfomred at Jazz à la Villette in 2021

Jazz à la Villette

A festival of soul, funk & jazz and the coolest event in September! Since 2002, Jazz à la Villette has presented a brilliant musical festival with a celebration of the many nuances of jazz. It all takes place in the expansive Parc de la Villette.

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Maison & Objet

In the country that practically invented home decoration (you'll see what we mean when you visit Chateau de Versailles) comes a home show that covers decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, and tableware. As well as trade show, the Designer of the Year is chosen to represent an outstanding achievement in industrial and interior design.

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Paris Design Week

Paris Design Week

Discover the best in world design. This 10-day fringe event overlaps the Paris Maison & Objet show, attracting the international design community in a program of talks, cocktails, and exhibitions. For 2023, more that a hundred participating venues have been announced — from design showrooms, galleries, and studios, to hotels and museums in the most vibrant design districts in Paris.

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London To Paris Bike Ride

Cycle through English villages and rural France to the final destination, the Eiffel Tower. This is both a fun event and a serious race, so you're sure to find cyclists of your calibre to ride with.

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Top-Rated Paris Museum Tours

The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines and see a lot of art on this professionally guided tour. Choose from a private tour or semi-private (max 6 people.) The top choice.
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Musé d'Orsay Guided Tour
Enjoy skip-the-line access and learn the stories behind the world's greatest Impressionist art at Musé d'Orsay.
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The Louvre's Greatest Masterpieces
Skip the lines and see a lot of art on this professionally guided tour. Choose from a private tour or semi-private (max 6 people.) The top choice.
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Festival of Humanity

Fête de l'Humanité

The Festival of Humanity has been celebrated in Paris since 1930. The fête, created by the newspaper L'Humanité, now attracts 600,000 people, making it one of the biggest and most popular festivals in France. It's a celebration of music, culture, politics, sport and… humanity where solidarity, fraternity, freedom, equality, social justice, and peace have a place to shine.

There usually are about fifty concerts on several stages with names like the Jazz Space and the Humacumba.

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Silhouette Festival – Free!

The festival that celebrates short films started back in 2002. Opening night kicks off with a concert.

  • Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge, 19th Arrondissement
  • End of August & early September
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Livres Rares & Objets d'Art

At the Paris version of International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair, 150 booksellers from around the world, all members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, will share their treasure trove of exceptional, rare works.

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