Erin Hagen

Paris in November: Your Local Guide

While it technically isn't tourist season, Paris in November still has much to offer! In this article we'll list some of the more interesting things to do in Paris this month. Yes, we cannot deny that it will be cold and rainy. But don't let the weather dampen your spirits! Bundle up, don't forget your umbrella, and get ready to enjoy fall in this beautiful city!

Tolkien- Journey to Middle-Earth

The François-Mitterrand Library is hosting an exhibit that celebrates the art and genius of J.R.R. Tolkien. Famous for his works including 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Tolkien's books continue to captivate us. The exhibit features over 300 pieces, including original manuscripts, as well as drawings by the author. A delight for old and new fans of Middle-Earth alike!

Address: Quai François Mauriac, 75013, PARIS

Dates: October 22, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Times: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ticket prices: from 11€- 9 €

For more information about the exhibit, please visit the François-Mitterrand Library's website by clicking the link here.

Armistice Day

Observed annually on November 11th, the day marks the end of all hostilities in WW I. Armistice Day ceremonies take place all across Paris. If you would like more information about the history of Armistice Day in France, and where to mark the day in Paris, we invite you to read our article by clicking the link here.

Le Grand Tasting: Wine Festival

In 2006, journalists and critics Thierry Desseauve and Michel Bettane founded 'Le Grand Tasting' wine festival. Their aim was to introduce both enthusiasts and amateurs to different European wines, as well as their producers. The festival also offers a 'Masterclass' in wine tasting, reservation in advance is highly recommended. Desseave and Bettane know that wine pairings can be intimidating with so many choices! To help they have introduced a free application. It's called 'Le Grand Tasting', and can be found on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Address: Carousel du Louvre- 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001, PARIS

Dates: November 29 and 30, 2019


Friday, November 29- 10:15 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 30- 10:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ticket prices:

1 day entry: 30 € online / 35 € on site

2 day entry: 35 € online / 40 € onsite

For more information about Le Grand Tasting, please click the link here.

Made in France Salon

The Made in France Salon proudly celebrates all that is French and made right here in France! This year boasts over 550 exhibitors with products ranging from textiles, to hand crafted items and food. A perfect place to find a souvenir for someone special!

Address: 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015, PARIS

Dates: November 8 - November 11, 2019

Times: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ticket prices: 10 €

For more information on the Made in France Salon, please click on this link.

Leonardo Da Vinci Retrospective at the Louvre

The Louvre has one of the world's largest collections of Leonardo Da Vinci paintings in the world! This year (2019) marks the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci's death in France. To celebrate his legacy, the iconic museum is displaying 5 of his most important paintings as well as many drawings. A special experience not to be missed! Please be advised that time slot tickets are required for this exhibit.

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001, PARIS

Dates: October 24, 2019 - February 24, 2020


Mondays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesdays: CLOSED

Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fridays: 9 a.m. - 9: 45 p.m.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sundays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ticket prices: 17 €

For more information regarding the Leonardo Da Vinci retrospective at the Louvre, we invite you to visit their website by clicking the link here.

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