The month of October marks the arrival of autumn to the City of Lights. The beautiful parks in the city will be blanketed with leaves falling from tall trees and the elegant streets will be filled with natives and tourists who are looking to make the most of the autumn season. October is surely one of the best times of the year to go on Paris tours.
The intimate atmosphere and breathtaking beauty of Paris in the month of October make the city an ideal destination for newlyweds and couples. Enjoying a romantic walk with your loved one through the gorgeous parks of the city will be a remarkable experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Strolling under the gorgeous trees of Champ de Mars gardens and relaxing in the famous Luxembourg Gardens in Paris while admiring the changing shades of lights of autumn is something you should not miss if you are a travel enthusiast.
You can find plenty of interesting, exciting, and thrilling activities in Paris throughout the year. Below are some of the best things you can do in the City of Lights in the month of October.
Montmartre is one of the best neighborhoods in the French capital and this place will be filled with tourists and natives from October 10 to October 14. This is because the world famous Vendanges de Montmartre (Montmartre Wine Harvest) will be taking place in Montmartre during these days. So if you wish to experience the autumn season in Paris to its fullest, then you should definitely attend the Montmartre Wine Harvest.
Only a few tourists are aware that this Parisian neighborhood produces wine on their own. Make sure to taste at least a few varieties of wine produced in this neighborhood, as they are an absolute treat for wine enthusiasts.
The White Night or Nuit Blanche is undoubtedly one of the best events that the City of Lights is hosting in the month of October. This event is scheduled to take place on the night of October 6 this year. During this event, hundreds of major attractions in the French capital including monuments, galleries, and museums will remain open to the public throughout the night.
The surreal nocturnal itineraries and the exciting bunch of cultural events that the city will be hosting will surely be one of the major highlights of your Paris city tour. If you wish to explore the nightlife in Paris, then this is the right occasion. The eccentric lights, open swimming pools, and famous concerts will surely make your tour an unforgettable experience.
The Salon du Chocolat
The Salon du Chocolat or the Paris Chocolate Show is one of the finest events in Paris in the month of October. This event will begin on October 31 and it will end only by the last week of November. The free chocolate tastings, chocolate statues, fountains, and the breathtaking fashion chocolate show featuring international models will be an absolute delight for chocolate lovers.
More than 500 participants from 60 countries will be taking part in this year’s Paris Chocolate Show. Around 200 internationally renowned pastry chefs and sous chefs will be competing against one another during the show. If you are touring Paris with kids, then make sure to check out the children’s pastry-making workshops too.
International Contemporary Art Fair
There is no denying the fact that Paris is one of the ideal destinations for art lovers. If you are a person who loves artworks, then you should head straight to the International Contemporary Art Fair. The art fair, which will be taking place at the famous Grand Palais, will begin on October 18 and it will end on October 21.
The 180 art galleries of the Grand Palais will be filled with stunning artworks from all over the world. In addition to that, famous artists will also be attending the event to showcase their greatest and new works.
Visit a Parisian Garden
Warm colors make their way into the elegant streets and gorgeous gardens in the City of Lights during the autumn season. If you are feeling tired after a stressful day of sightseeing, then you should head straight to one of the Parisians gardens. The calm and soothing atmosphere in these gardens will make you feel relaxed.
The Jardin du Luxembourg, Parc Monceau, Jardin des Champs-Élysées and the Jardin des Tuileries are some of the most famous gardens in the city. If you are with kids, then head straight to Jardin du Luxembourg, as the playgrounds, puppet shows, and stunning statues here will surely keep them occupied and entertained.