Make the most of PFW: 5 things to do in Paris
Chic Parisian charm
Most dream of one day visiting the romantic city that is Paris; modern with a beautiful rustic charm, it is renown for its rich cultural history and architectural wonders. Discover the many splendours in this gem of a city with our list of top things to do for the week of September 29 to October 7, in conjunction with Paris Fashion Week:
1. Major Lazer at L'Olympia
What do you do after a whole day's line-up of fashion shows? We suggest you party it up with Major Lazer. After playing at the ETAM A/W '15 show earlier this year, the electronic music group created by record producer Diplo is set to bring its signature over the top productions to Paris once more, performing two nights at L'Olympia. Fresh off the release of their new video "Too Original", Major Lazer will set the dance floor ablaze on September 29 and October 1, 2015.
The Foire de Chatou is a semi-annual event set in the town of Chatou, just nine miles away from the heart of Paris. The largest antique and flea market in France, it attracts throngs of visitors with a fascinating display of hidden treasures by exhibitors from all over France and the European Union. Running from September 25 to October 4 this year, unearth unique vintage furniture, jewellery, home ware, and art pieces as you walk through this charming fair on a sunny Parisian afternoon.
3. Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche, or White Night, is a dusk till dawn carnival of arts and culture held every year from 7pm to 7am on the first Saturday in October. For one night, and one night only, art takes over Paris, infusing the city with invigorating vibes, shaking off the lazy summer days through an array of artistic installations and performances. Some metro lines will run all night, letting you explore this extraordinary nocturnal event in its entirety. The Nuit Blanche 2015 will take over the north of Paris, and its suburbs, on October 3, 2015.
4. Metamorphoses at The Louvre
A great source of inspiration for artists since ancient times, the Metamorphoses is a long epic poem by Ovid in which he chronicles the history of the Greco-Roman world from its creation to the era of Emperor Augustus, describing the beauty of nature and the geography of the Mediterranean world through amazing tales of transformation of gods, heroes, and mere mortals. The exhibition will showcase some 30 artworks inspired by the epic poem, including first-century bronzes, sculptures, paintings, and even a book illustrated by Picasso. 'Metamorphoses' runs from July 1, 2015 to March 21, 2016.
5. Festival d'Ile de France
An epic musical journey is in session at the Festival d'Ile de France. An annual event set in September and October, this year's theme is 'Adventures'. Discover music from near and far; go in search of the sixth continent with saxophonist Guillaume Perret and artist Benjamin Flao as they they come together for an original blend of music and drawings, or take a stroll through Jamaica with the rich reggae sounds of BIGA*RANX—just some amongst many other international acts set to fill the Parisian autumn air with sweet sounds of music. Visit www.festival-idf.fr for the full festival programme.