One of the most attractive cities, Paris is line with boulevards, bistros, museums and multimedia galleries and many more attractions for the tourists to rejuvenate and relax. From glorious food to stylish shopping streets, travelers can make the most of their holiday in Paris. The artistic treasures of famous artists like Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet and Manet are located in the beautiful city. However, when talking about Paris in October, the city is in its full gleam during this season. The city hosts a lot of concerts, plays, tours and events for the travelers to attend and be a part of. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Paris in early October and also throughout the season.
Weather In Paris In October
October marks a cool weather in Paris. During this time of the year, the weather in Paris is pleasant blend of both cold and wet. The average temperature of Paris in October starts with 14 degree celsius and falls down to approximately 9.5 degree celsius by the end of October.
10 Best Things To Do In Paris In October
If you are lucky enough to visit Paris in October, then you will never for a minute fall short of activities or get bored in the happening city. Here are a few things that you can do in Paris in this wonderful season.
The month of October in Paris, brings in concerts of many popular artists. One of the best ways to spend a night in the City of Lights is to attend a concert. LaPlage de Glazart is a concert of modern music where you can celebrate summer with fine music and warm sand. For travelers who have a love for classical music, then this is the best place to be. The concert starts in September and will last through the whole of October.
2. Ghost Tour
October is also a month of Halloween in Paris which makes it the perfect time to explore the spooky sites through ghost and mystery tours. With a history of more than 2000 years, Paris is a city of gruesome history and haunting mysteries. On a haunted Paris Walking Tour, you will walk through the oldest part of history and unveil the hidden secrets. The tour will last for at least and hour and dictate creepy stories of haunted hotels and medieval punishments happened on every street.
Paris is lined with beautiful and iconic theaters and missing on such entertainment when in Paris in October will be a crime. Visit Moulin Rouge, one of the most popular theaters in Paris and enjoy a show. The exotic costumes, live music and entertaining performers will make your night in the city a memorable one. However, tickets to the theatre are not easily available and therefore you are advised to book your seats in advance.
4. Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre
Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre is the popular wine festival held in Montmartre every year. The festival is all about live music, dance performances and of course delicious food and rich wine. You can enjoy a total of around 150 events. The festival starts around the second week of October and lasts for around 2 weeks. This festival is a must visit in Paris in October.
5. Musical Fountains At Versailles
Versailles is only 4 minutes from Paris by train and you can surely take a day tripp
A day trip to Versailles is something you should consider when in Paris. It’s only 40 minutes from Paris by train. If you are here in October, you can enjoy an extra special event, Les Grandes Eaux Musicales.
On Saturdays and Sundays until October 27th, you can stroll through the famous Versailles Gardens while the many splendid fountains ‘dance’ in sync to Baroque music.
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6. Celebrate the Nuit Blanche (White Night)
It’s going to be a long night on October 5, when Paris celebrates its annual Nuit Blanche (White Night).
On this night, loads of cultural institutions, monuments, and galleries stay open ‘til the wee hours of the morning — and the activities are all free!There are special art installations throughout the city, a race that takes up to 4,000 runners through museums, and a dozen musical artists performing in the streets of Paris until 7 a.m.
7. Parisians International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC)
Every year on the 3rd weekend in October, under the glass dome of the Grand Palais, over 180 artists from around the world exhibit their work. The Fair is on Oct 17 – 20 and the focus is on modern art and contemporary design. Tickets are 38 € per person (reduced fare 25 €) and children under 12 enter free. See the FIAC website for more details and to buy tickets.
8. Festival d’Automne
This festival runs from September until December which means that all October, you can find many special events throughout the city. There will be theatre, music, dance, film, and other art forms.
There is something for everybody during this Festival. See the schedule of events to see what is on while you are in Paris.Many of these events occur in the evening. If you are looking for other things to do after dark, see our post on things to do at night in Paris.
9. Parisian Garden
And finally, for the art lovers among you, October opens the gates of one of the most important annual events in Paris’ contemporary art scene: the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC). This event will take place at the Grand Palais, a beautiful glass building dating from the nineteenth century, on the Right Bank of Paris, between the 17th and the 20th of October of 2019. There will be about 180 art galleries within the Grand Palais. Artists from all over the world will come to Paris to show their greatest works. If you’re into contemporary art, this event is for you!
10. Sporting Event
Though the football (soccer) season is over, don’t fret! October in Paris has some very special sports events going on. See the top tennis players in the world, the best golfers, and some very fast horses at a prestigious race. And the masters of badminton too!
The city hosts a lot of concerts, plays, tours and events for the travelers to attend and be a part of. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Paris in early October and also throughout the season. Plan a vacation to Paris in October and see most of the city during this season.