What's on in Paris Throughout November 2019
November is a rather quiet month here in Paris. Our stores aren’t gearing up for Christmas just yet, and you can feel the chill in the air when walking by the river. That doesn’t mean November is a bad time to visit our magical city.
As long as you’ve packed your favourite autumn coat and scarf, you’ll be able to see some incredible sights and sounds around Paris, with gig galore this month.
Want to know what’s going on in Paris this November? Here is everything you need to know about events in Paris this month, and it all starts with putting on some mouse ears and standing by a bonfire to watch fireworks.
Top events in Paris in November 2019:
- Disney’s Magical Fireworks and Bonfire at Disneyland Paris - 4th, 6th and 8th November
- ATP Masters 1000 Paris at Palais Omnisports – 28th October to 3rd November
- Pitchfork Music Festival at La Grande Halle de la Villette - 31st October to 2nd November
- Paris Chocolate Fair at Porte de Versailles – 30th October to 3rd November
- League of Legends World Championship at AccorHotels Arena – 10th November
- Vampire Weekend at Zenith – 16th November
- Beaujolais Nouveau Day – 21st November
- The World of Hans Zimmer at AccorHotels Arena - 24th November
- Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas – 23rd November to December
- David Guetta at AccorHotels Arena – 28th November
More details on each of the events:
1. Disney’s Magical Fireworks and Bonfire
- Date: 4th, 6th and 8th November
- Venue: Disneyland Paris
A relatively quiet time of year to visit Disneyland Paris, the week around Bonfire Night sees a special bonfire and fireworks display take place in the evening beside Lake Disney. As it takes place during the week, it’s when you’ll get cheapest rates into the park (make sure you buy through the official site to avoid scammers)
2. ATP Masters 100 Paris
- Date: 28th October to 3rd November
- Venue: Palais Omnisports
The last few days of this year’s Paris Masters are always entertaining as it’s seen by most as the end of the tennis season, due to being the final men’s tournament. Nadal, Federer and Djokovic all took part last year, and it seems to be they’ll be in attendance again this November.
Tickets for the tournament are surprisingly cheap, with tickets to the semis and finals starting at just €39, although the prices will go up fast the closer we get to the event.
3. Pitchfork Music Festival
- Date: 31st October to 2nd November
- Venue: Grande Halle de la Villette
Calling all trendy music fans. For three days at the start of the month, the Grande Halle de la Villette becomes one of the best festivals you’ll find in Paris all year. The venue is one of the most unique places in the city to see a show, thanks to the large open space (in a former life the venue was a slaughterhouse) and promises to be Pitchfork’s biggest French festival to date.
Acts confirmed for the festival include Skepta, Mura Masa, Primal Scream, Charli XCX and 2manydjs.
Tickets start at €45 for a one-day ticket and can be purchased on the official Pitchfork ticket website.
4. Paris Chocolate Fair (Salon du Chocolat)
- Date: 31st October to 3rd November
- Venue: Porte de Versailles
The Salon du Chocolat is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. Across four days chocolatiers from around the world take up residence in one Paris’ best exhibition spaces to showcase everything chocolate related.
Along with dozens of exhibitors showcasing their products, you’ll be able to watch live cooking demonstrations, see top chefs make pastries and even enter the Chocosphere for special tastings.
Tickets start at just €14, and you’re guaranteed at least a few free chocolates while you walk around the exhibition floor.
5. League of Legends World Championship
- Date: 10th November
- Venue: AccorHotels Arena
The culmination of this year’s tournament, one of the biggest Esports events in the world comes to Paris to crown new world champions. With a jackpot of at least $1 million up for grabs, it’s going to be an incredible atmosphere inside the arena as the finalists of the 12-team tournament battle it out with thousands watching on gigantic screens.
6. Vampire Weekend
- Date: 16th November
- Venue: Zenith
Coming off the critical acclaim of their new album Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend stop off in Paris on their limited eight-date European tour.
Expect them to play a lot of the fantastic new album as well as deep cuts from Contra and their self-titled debut album.
7. Beaujolais Nouveau Day
- Date: 21st November
- Venue: Across the city
The third Thursday of November is always a fun day for wine lovers across France. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is when the unique Beaujolais red wine goes on sale around the country.
Dozens of events take place around the city with bars and event spaces having a little midweek fun. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of red wine, you should at least try it out to see what all the fuss is about.
8. Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas!
- Date: 23rd November-December
- Venue: Vaux-le-Vicomte
It might be a little bit out of town but the last week in November is when Christmas season officially kicks off at Vaux-le-Vicomte. The gardens and parts of the estate are decorated for the festive season and make for a unique attraction.
You can even expect to try some hot chocolate and ginger biscuits in the reception rooms.
9. The World of Hanz Zimmer
- Date: 24th November
- Venue: AccorHotels Arena
We’ve all been shaken in our cinema seats by the brass of his Inception score, the pulsing strings od The Dark Knight and now the music of Hans Zimmer is being performed live on stage by a full orchestra.
Expect to hear classic arrangements from movies including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, Twelve Years A Slave and Man Of Steel. It should be known that Hans will not be there in person.
10. David Guetta
- Date: 28th November
- Venue: AccorHotels Arena
It has been just over a decade since David Guetta released his seminal album Pop Life that became a worldwide smash. Since then, it’s been hard to argue against the fact that he has to be the biggest DJ in the world. For one night only he comes home to blow the roof of one of the city’s biggest arenas.
Expect to hear hits like When Love Takes Over, Memories, Sweat, Titanium and She-Wolf to name just a handful. Tickets start at €49.
Where to stay in Paris in November
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