The autumn season promises much more in Paris, as the city starts getting ready to host several events and art fairs. Visitors on Paris tours will find it ideal to visit the City of Lights at this time, as it gives them a chance to view the sights of Paris and the numerous events scheduled for the month. Besides, the various fairs in the month of October also bring together several other events related to music, fashion, and the culture of Paris.
A visit to Paris almost remains incomplete without participating many of the fairs and events that the city hosts. The month of October is bringing up some new surprises as well aside from the events conducted in Paris every year. Below is a brief look at some of such attractions to include in your Paris tours this October.
The Friendship between Derain, Balthus, and Giacometti
This is an exhibition hosted by the Modern Art Museum of Paris focusing on the friendship between three of the major painters of the 20th century, Derain, Balthus, and Giacometti. The exhibition will also focus on their artistic inspiration and the events that had influenced them and their works.
The informative exhibition will definitely be of interest to visitors interested in modern art and most importantly highlight upon the working methods and techniques followed by the artists. Visitors on any Paris tour guide programs can find time to visit this worthwhile exhibition, which is open until October 29.
David Hockney Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou, which is one of the most iconic buildings and art center in Paris, is hosting a retrospective of the works of the celebrated artist David Hockney. The Tate Modern is collaborating with the Centre Pompidou to exhibit and display the entire work of the artist. This includes paintings, video installations, engravings, drawings, multimedia works, etc. The event is open to the public until October 23.
Fairs and Events
International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC)
The International Contemporary Art Fair is an important annual event that takes will take place in Paris from October 19 to 22. It is a worthwhile fair considering the scope and volume of collections that it will exhibit.
This year, the fair will showcase the works sourced from over 180 international galleries as well as about 3000 artists. Several places are scheduled to host this annual mega art fair and these are the Grand Palais, Tuileries Gardens, Esplanade des Invalides, Jardin des Plantes, etc.
Montmartre Wine Harvest
There is no other event spectacularly unique in Paris as the Montmartre Wine Harvest. Hosted in the Montmartre neighborhood, this unique festival is a delight for wine lovers from around the world.
The event offers visitors on Paris tours a chance to savor different kinds of wines sourced from some of the best winemakers from around. The Montmartre wine harvest will be hosted from October 11 to 15 at the Metro Abbesses in Paris.