10 things to do in Paris this Fall-Winter 2021

By Charlotte Deprez Published 19/11/2021

With Autumn well underway and the festive season just around the corner, we thought you might like a little list of things to discover this end of the year in Paris. On the program: melted cheese, Christmas magic, and Winter gardens!

Discover The World of Banksy exhibition before it’s too late — Until December 31

Ever wanted to get immersed in Banksy’s art? “The World of Banksy” exhibition has been extended until December 31!

This enchanting journey with the anonymous master of street art stretches over 1,200 m2 and around a hundred works of the artist. You’ll get to learn more about his style and his masterpieces on the streets all around the world.

The World of Bansky, Espace Lafayette-Drouot.
Tickets from 12€ to 14€.
Info and reservation on
theworldofbanksy.fr.

Eat raclette and drink mulled wine on a boat cruising the Seine river — From October 14 to March 10

It’s that time of year! You know, the time to eat way too much melted cheese and… cruise the Seine doing it. That’s right: this year, the Bateau Apéro is organizing “raclette cruises” once a month, from October 14, 2021, to March 10, 2022. On the menu: raclette, tartiflette, mulled wine and crêpes! 

In addition to having a good cheesy meal, the cruise is also a nice opportunity to admire the most beautiful Parisian monuments, while enjoying a 80s, 90s, and 2000s playlist. The cruise lasts about 2 hours (until 11 pm), but the party goes on until 4 am, on the boat, at the quay. Don’t forget your beanie!

Le Bateau Apero Raclette cruises, remaining dates:
December 9, 2021, January 13, February 10 and March 10, 2022.
Info and reservations on
lebateauapero.fr

Test a hype food concept at the Perchoir Ménilmontant — From October 18

One of the favorite candidates for the 2020 edition of Top Chef France, Adrien Cachot, is joining the kitchen of Le Perchoir Ménilmontant this fall! While waiting for the opening of his own restaurant, this very cool chef will give clients a taste of his daring cuisine for three months. The concept is a unique blind menu, and given Adrien Cachot’s culinary style, you can expect a few nice surprises…

14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris, France.
From October 18 to mid-January.
Booking is mandatory (they start on the first day of the month, be quick as it gets full very fast) through
zenchef.com.

Eat fondue sandwiches at Chalet des Marmottes — from November 9 to December 31, 2021

The BHV Marais has activated the Christmas mode! This year, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the Chalet des Marmottes, a hot spot for Swiss cheese lovers to eat fondue sandwiches.

This year, the Parisian department store celebrates their “Noël au Sommet” through a season that pays tribute to Swiss culture and know-how. And there’s no such thing as too much cheese.

Chalet des Marmottes at BHV Marais, 36 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris 4.
From November 9 to December 31, 2021.

Watch a movie in a hotel spa at Dadou Paris — From November 11

Dadou Paris, a new 4-star hotel located close to the Arc de Triomphe, now offers a program that should please cinema and relaxation lovers. In their spa called La Nouvelle Vague you can now privatize a hammam with a Roman bath from which you’ll watch a screening of short films selected by the hotel while toasting with Prosecco!

Dadou Paris hotel, 10 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris 17.
Offer starting from November 11.
Info and reservation on
staycation.co.

Discover the beautiful festive lights in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré neighborhood — From November 18

Craving some Christmas magic? The illuminations in the beautiful Faubourg Saint-Honoré neighborhood are coming back!

What you can expect: 200 Christmas trees, all the trees of the rue Royale illuminated, 100 luminous decorations hung on balconies and overall lights everywhere in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. And the highlight is the hot air balloon already present last year between the Dior boutique and the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption church.

Faubourg Saint-Honoré neighborhood.
Starting November 18.
Info on
comitedufaubourgsainthonore.com.

Be amazed at Lumières en Seine at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud — November 19 to January 9

Lumières en Seine is an amazing concept of sound and light show that awaits you at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud this Fall-Winter!

This festival of lights will take you through a magical stroll on a path of more than two kilometers with illuminated water games, light projections, lit water lilies and other lanterns, lasers, and even a pyrotechnic show. All these impressive effects are combined in an immersive scenography. The icing on the cake is the gourmet chalets that will treat you to mulled wine and other comforting nibbles!

Lumières en Seine at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud.
From November 19th 2021 to January 9th 2022.
18€-22€ the entrance, free for kids under 5 years old.
Reservations and info on
lumieresenseine.com.

Dive into the Christmas Magic at Saint-Germain-des-Prés — ​​From November 20 to December 26

For 22 years now, the gorgeous Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas market takes place around the church bearing the same name. The pandemic had prevented the holding of the 2020 edition, but this event will return to enchant the whole district in the heart of Paris again this November 20. Around the abbey, a multitude of small stalls and chalets beautifully decorated will be set up to spread the magic of the festive season!

Christmas Market of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, around the church.
From November 20 to December 26.

Party hard at The Nexus with Disorder and their epic line-up — November 27

For the night owls reading us, head to The Nexus for an event that will gather party lovers and could become a must.

This event will gather a line-up composed of big names from all over Europe such as Salomé DV, Charles Fenckler, or Scalameriya. Disorder is known for its amazing parties, so get ready to dance all night. And we mean it, as the party will run from 11 pm to 7 am!

Le Nexus, 100 avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500, Pantin.
November 27, 2021. Entrance 12€ per person.
More info on
their Facebook page

Enjoy the view and the drinks in a rooftop winter garden at Mademoiselle Mouche — From December 2

Mademoiselle Mouche returns for the winter season! This year, the rooftop with a view on the Eiffel Tower has decided to welcome you in a redesigned place. In addition to its 400m² terrace, you’ll now also find a festive restaurant with a covered outdoor area that houses a lush winter garden and a bar. After 10 pm, the atmosphere becomes even more festive, with a musical program!

Mademoiselle Mouche, Port de la Conférence 75008 Paris 8.
Opening on December 2.
More info on their
Facebook page.

About the author Hello there! I'm Charlotte, based in beautiful Brussels and passionate about traveling, food and photography. Follow me @thetinynomad!

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