5 Best Things to do in Paris in November
November 05, 2015
There are 5 excellent reasons to come to Paris in November. And we’re not even talking about the low prices, nor the fact that there are a lot less visitors than in summer. Certainly the weather is not as nice as what it was 3 months ago, but these 5 reasons will help you forget the coats and grey sky. So let’s drink, eat, feast and enjoy all of what Paris has to offer in November.
There are contemporary artists that just come and go on the international scene. Others, on the other hand, have set their footprint on the history of art. And that’s exactly the case for Andy Warhol (1928-1987), who’s repetitive works of art are currently exposed at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. So for your general knowledge and viewing pleasure, don’t miss this major exhibition. The 426ft (130m) long “Shadows”, Warhol’s largest artwork, will leave you speechless.
Just like every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the Beaujolais Nouveau is back. This young wine made from this year’s summer harvest is not the best wine, but the first day of its commercialization is always a great opportunity to party! Many bars all over Paris will set up special animations and events related to the Beaujolais Nouveau on November 19. Don’t expect great wine, just expect great fun!
For France, the WWI cease fire was signed on November 11, 1918. Every year, on this day, commemorations are held in the presence of the President of France. The small parade and ceremony is well worth going to, but you will have to fight the cold, the crowd, and maybe even the rain. Head out to the Arc de Triomphe to witness on of November’s highlights.
An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay is never a dull event. But when it deals with the splendors and miseries of prostitution in France, the exhibition becomes a must-do. Masterpieces of the most famous impressionist painters are exposed and highlight the interaction between the artistic world and the world of lust.
The arrival of the month of November always triggers a little signal in the minds of fine cuisine amateurs: it’s seafood season! The choice is yours: oysters, clams, mussels, scallops… The sea food platters are as beautiful as can be in November, so don’t miss an opportunity to savor them. There are some great specialized restaurants for that, namely Charlot (12 Place de Clichy), le Bar à Huitre Place des Vosges (33 Boulevard Beaumarchais) and l’Huitrière Régis (3 Rue de Montfaucon). Bon appétit!