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Paris Special Events in February

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In February, Paris offers a wide choice of outings for lovers: exhibitions, shows, shows…

While winter is in full swing and temperatures are low in the capital, lovers’ hearts burn for Valentine’s Day on February 14th.

Throughout the month of February, Paris offers a wide choice of outings to do as a couple: exhibitions, concerts, shows…  It’s up to you to choose what makes you happy!

MUSIC

Classical orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris
Classical orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris

Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of Parisian classical music programming that begins with two works by Tchaikovsky at the Philharmonie de Paris on February 1st. Performed by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the First Concerto and the Sixth Symphony by the great Russian composer will not fail to warm hearts this winter.

Palais Garnier, Paris Opera

For a very romantic evening, the trip to the Palais Garnier is a « must » to do once in a lifetime. The setting is impressive: beautiful Napoleonic style decor, crystal chandeliers, majestic staircases…

Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

EXHIBITIONS

February is the ideal time to stock up on exhibitions. At the beginning of the year, many events are worth a visit.

The Talisman / The Aven at Bois d’Amour

The Talisman / The Aven at Bois d’Amour

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay offers an exhibition with mystical accents (from January 29 to April 28, 2019). It is dedicated to a small painting of the painter Paul Sérusier raised to the rank of relic and baptized « The Talisman ». This landscape study, abstract at first sight, was perceived as the foundation of the Nabis school, a descendant of the Impressionists. A must see!

Pompidou Center   

Cubism at the Pompidou Center (until February 25)

Cubism at the Pompidou Center (until February 25)

The Pompidou Center is making its comeback with the first French retrospective for more than half a century of the creator of optical art Victor Vasarely (from February 6 to May 6, 2019). His geometric and colorful works, sometimes moving, created from the 1930s to the 1970s, seem surprisingly contemporary.

Picasso museum

Picasso museum

To deepen the discovery of abstract art, the national museum Picasso exhibits, from February 19 to August 25, two pundits of modernity in painting and sculpture: Calder and Picasso. The work of the two artists is put in resonance by the way the two artists apprehended the void … A unique program!

Southern geometries from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego at the Fondation Cartier (until February 24)

Michael Jackson is “On the Wall” at the Grand Palais of Paris  (until February 21st)

Michael Jackson is “On the Wall” at the Grand Palais of Paris  (until February 21st)

Trade Fairs and Festivals

Radio France’s musical creation festival

At the beginning of the year, Maison de la Radio resonates with the music of our time with Presences, Radio France’s musical creation festival, which is celebrating its 29th edition from February 12 to 17.

Chinese New Year’s festival 209

Chinese New Year’s festival 209

On February 5, Chinese celebrate New Year and the entry into the year of the pig land. On the menu, the big parade of the Dragon, but also many shows and animations.

Grande Halle of La Villette Tattoos Festival

 Grande Halle of La Villette Tattoos Festival

Tattoos and others are invited to discover the best artists in the world tattoo at the Grande Halle of La Villette, February 15 to 17.

International Agricultural Show

In a completely different style, place to the largest agricultural gathering in France. To breathe the fresh air of the countryside as if you were there, come wander the aisles of the International Agricultural Show, from February 23 to March 3.

The International show of vintage cars

The International show of vintage cars

 As for lovers of beautiful cars, they meet at Rétromobile, the international show of vintage cars (February 6 to 10).

SHOWS & MUSICALS

Fashion Freak Show

Fashion Freak Show

Paris loves to sing! On February 20th, the musical Priscilla, crazy about the desert, is back at the Casino de Paris, and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show continues to liven up the Folies Bergère shows. Two colorful shows, rhythmic and extravagant!

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Opera Bastille

Swan Lake takes place at the Opera Bastille (from February 16 to March 19) and at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the great choreographer Benjamin Millepied presents his new ballet, the Los Angeles Dance Project (January 29 1st of February). And special notice to opera lovers, a masterpiece is in the spotlight this month: Les Troyens, Hector Berlioz, from January 22 to February 12 at the Opera Bastille.

CONCERTS

Music lovers are spoiled this month with several great concerts.

Roch Voisine

 Roch Voisine

Roch Voisine  performs live in Paris at the Grand Rex on February 15.

Tears For Fears
Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears perform at the Accor Hotel Arena on February 21

Joan Baez at the Olympia

Joan Baez at the Olympia

SPORTS

Stade de France

Stade de France

The legendary Six Nations Tournament

 Are you a Rugby fan?   

 In February, it’s the launch of the legendary Six Nations Tournament. Meet at the Stade de France on February 1st for the France – Wales match and on the 23rd for France-Scotland.

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