- 18, Jan 2019
- All things Paris
- Amanda Mehtala
February in Paris is an exciting month! With many new shows and expositions are getting underway for the 2019 season, there's plenty of options to head indoors to escape the cold and appreciate some culture. February is also a very geniune time period in Paris, as not many tourists venture out in the colder months the city is alive with locals. If you're lucky, you may even catch a snow flurry in the Parisian skyline! Here's the latest in our monthly Paris events calendar, all the events, shows, expositions and more you can't miss in Paris in February 2019.
One More Minute, the latest star-studded show at the Theatre Edouard VII premieres
It seems everyone wants something from Suzanne, yet all she desires is a little more time alone with her beloved husband. One more minute tells the tale of a celebrated actress grappling with the decision of embracing either her career and her fans, or her comfortable private life. Will she return to the spotlight, or renounce her career in search of just a minute longer? With love, they say, comes inexplicable miracles. One More Minute is the latest star-studded show to hit the Théâtre Edouard VII, a legendary parisian venue housing modern comedies and dramas. The show premieres January 26 and will be playing in French with English subtitles every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening throughout February 2019.
Check out some antique cars at the Salon Rétromobile February 6-10, 2019
Whether you have a passion for classic cars, or simply want to journey through the past, the International Salon of Antique Autos and Collectables is worth checking out. Housed in Paris’ immense Porte de Versaille exposition center, discover the evolution of car designs, rare limited editions, and more.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Paris parade February 17, 2019
Each year, over 200K people gather in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the Asian neighborhood, for a Chinese parade in honor of the Chinese New Year. The parade was officially inaugurated in 1980, complete with dragons and lions galore, truly spectacular. For the first 3 weeks of February, the city will be alive with celebrations of all sorts including expos, shows, and conferences leading up to the big parade event. Be sure to stop by and have some delicious Chinese delicacies in one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants!
Paris Agriculture Salon (Salon d’agriculture) - February 23-March 3, 2019
This festival highlights international agriculture of today based on four different sectors--Crops and plants, Agricultural Services and Professions, Livestock Production and its sectors, and Products from France and the rest of the world. Isn't this for farmers? you may ask...rest assured, as this huge event is really just one big food fest! Aside from educating and being socially conscious, the food options offered are endless. The event is great for the whole family to explore French delicacies and cuisine from all different cultures, and there is one section with livestock, like a mini petting zoo for the kids with cows, sheep, goats, and more. The salon takes place at the Porte de Versailles convention center complex.
Extra Circus at the Cirque d’Hiver until March 17
February is your last chance to catch Extra, the latest show at the legendary Cirque d’Hiver in the heart of Paris. Extra is sure to be a magical Parisian moment with the whole family filled with everything from clowns and lions to elephants and acrobatics.
Last Chance to discover Cubism at the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou takes a fresh look at one of modern art history's founding movements, Cubism (1907-1917). The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953, the project's originality lies in its unusual stance, broadening a standpoint usually focused on its two inventors, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, to other artists. These pioneers, soon followed by Fernand Léger and Juan Gris, reserved their ground-breaking experimental work for a small-scale gallery run by a young unknown dealer, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, while artists like Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Robert and Sonia Delaunay brought the movement to the attention of critics and the public through their contributions to the Paris Salons. The exhibition highlights the rich inventiveness and wide variety of the movement.
Expositions ends February 25, details here
Being Cyrano, a weekly opportunity to discover Cyrano de Bergerac as never before
One man, seven characters in this behind-the-scenes look at the story behind the story of French theatrical hero, Cyrano de Bergerac. Colin is starting in a new school, and when everyone finds you to be a little 'different,' becoming an adult becomes even harder. It is here that young Colin meets his mentor, who will introduce him to the world of theatre and let his imagination run wild. His first creation? A certain ample-nosed sword-wielding poet of course.
This unique one-man-show is playing every Tuesday evening in English at the Théâtre Lucernaire, just steps from the Luxembourg Gardens.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night arrives at the Atelier des Lumières
The latest exhibition in Paris’ new Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognised during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on the entire surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, now in collections around the world. The exposition opens February 22 and runs through December 2019, it is sure to be very busy for the much-anticipated opening, we recommend reserving well in advanced!
For the sports fans, the Six Nations Rugby Tournament
February marks the international rugby tournament Six Nations. Throughout the entire month of February, European rugby teams will be facing off all over the continent, including two games right here in Paris February 1 and 23rd. Even if you can’t make it to the stadium, head to a bar and cheer on the players!
Tours with Paris Off Script
Come discover Paris beyond the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Lane Rosenthal, founder and owner of Paris Off Script, says the first time she saw Paris it was un coup de foudre—love at first sight. That love has grown deeper over the years. She has lived in Paris, explored it with guides, Parisian friends, and alone. Strolling the city with the intent of discovery, she seeks out the uncommon in the commonplace. For her, Paris is a city with an ancient rich history whose streets are filled with stories. With her day tours, as with her all-inclusive trips, she is your friend in Paris, showing you fascinating, “off script” places unknown to most tourists and sharing some of those secret stories.
Visit the Paris Off Script site for further details, or send Lane an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
And last but not least, don’t forget that the semi-annual sales in France run through February 18, so get shopping!
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