In October the atmosphere of Paris is magic! The Luxembourg Gardens, the Champ de Mars gardens under the Eiffel Tower are someway more beautiful with the different light and shades of the autumn. Here are the top events to include in your travel if you plan visiting Paris in October.
Vendanges de Montmartre (Montmartre Wine Harvest)
Every year, Montmartre celebrates its grapes at the Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre. Although the small vineyards on the hills around Sacré-Coeur only produce a small quantity of wine, this harvesting festival is a fun way to experience French culture. The event takes place around October 11 to 15 and includes wine tasting, local food specialties, music, street performances and a spectacular firework display by the Sacré-Coeur. Website:http://fetedesvendangesdemontmartre.com/
The Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Trade Fair)
The event (October 28th – November 1st, 2017) includes demonstration stages from top chefs, a chocolate fashion show, exhibitions with chocolate sculptures, talks, tastings and workshops for children. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to block your weekend for this. Website: www.salonduchocolat.fr
Versailles Fountains Night Show
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales, the Musical Fountains Show, is a water show where the water of the fountains dance in time with classical music and a spectacular light show. The gardens of Versailles come alive each night with this musical fountain display. Versailles Night Fountain shows are on the held every Saturdays and Sundays from April 1 to October 29. Website: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/prepare-my-visit-/single/tickets-and-rates/billets-et-tarifs/les-grandes-eaux-1-en
Halloween Party at The Disney Village
Performances, face painting, games… Disney Village hosts this amazing party for Halloween which is the perfect event for the whole family. Website: http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk/events/halloween-at-disney-village/
Nuit Blanche (White Night)
Don’t miss the night for the annual Nuit Blanche in Paris! This annual event celebrates art and culture, in which hundreds of museums, galleries, and other popular spots across the city will be open most of the night with free exhibits, multimedia installations, and performances. Website: http://nuitblanche.paris
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
This is one of the biggest racing events in France. each year and Parisians have been flocking to watch the excitement for almost 100 years. Be trackside to see some of the world’s best horses competing at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, Bois du Boulogne. Website: www.prixarcdetriomphe.com/
The Autumn Festival
For 2016, the Paris Festival d’Automne celebrate the beginning of the autumn season with events highlighting contemporary visual art, cinema, theater, music and more! Like this article? Please share it!