Feb 1st, 2019, 05:48 PM

Paris February Preview

By Lorenza Aranda
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Your guide to what to do in Paris in February.

After what seemed like the longest month of the year it's finally February, and there are plenty of things going on this month in the city of lights. Whether you like art, entertainment, food, fashion or music here are all the best events and musts you can do in Paris this month. 

ENTERTAINMENT:

Showtime in Paris: For the second time Paris becomes the capital of Showtime. The Moulin Rouge, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Caveau de la Huchette, and the Cirque Alexis Gruss are among 25 iconic Parisian show venues that await big spectacles from February 25 to March 10. It is a great opportunity to see all kinds of performances; from cabarets and circus to musicals and concerts. And for many of these shows the city has an irresistible offer: buy one get one free. 

Vintage Car show: If you are a car lover, you can't miss the opportunity to see Retromobile's collection of vintage cars and from private collections around the world. This 4-day convention that starts on February 6 is going to be held at ParisEXPO center at Porte de Versailles. 


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Chinese New Year Celebration: Paris will be a fun place to celebrate the "Nouvel An Chinois" (Chinese New Year). This year, it starts on February 5th and it will be incredibly celebrated with concerts, special exhibitions, and lively parades; which feature giant serpents dancing, traditional costumes and much more. There are going to be three important parades this year which take place in the 13th arrondissement and the Marais. 


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ART:

Victor Vasarely: The Centre Pompidou is having a great start this year with the first retrospective in France for over 50 years of Vasarely; the father of optical art (February 6 to May 2019). Enjoy his contemporary geometric and colorful works that make you feel like the painting is moving. 


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Pushkin Museum, Five Hundred Years of Master Drawings: The Fondation Custodia is holding an exhibition from February 2 to May 12, 2019, that brings together an exclusive selection of works from the Pushkin Museum in (Moscow, Russia) drawing collection. You are going to be able to enjoy European and Russian drawings from the 15th to the 20th century. If you like the names Rubens, Fragonard, Kandinsky, Picasso, Chagall, and Van Gogh, this place is for you.  


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Van Gogh; Starry Night: If you got to see the magic of the Atelier des Lumiere's last exhibition you can't miss this coming one. Starting on February 22nd Atelier is holding a new show featuring digital images from Van Gogh's most beautiful works, accompanied by the best music you are ever going to hear. 

FASHION:

Paris Fashion Week: As all fashion lovers know, this is a really important week in the fashion world, especially in Paris. All the best designers in Paris are presenting their ready to wear collections for Fall/Winter 2019 from February 25 through March 5. 


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FOOD/BARS:

Le Perchoir du Marais: This beautiful rooftop overlooking half of Paris is changing into Winter mode and redecorating the whole place you so can enjoy drinks, food and the view without being cold. 


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Chalet at l'Hôtel du Collectionneur: The prestigious hotel is ready for the winter season. Until March, they have installed a magical chalet in its garden which makes you feel as if you were in a fancy mountain cabin. If you like gourmet food and amazing cocktails you can't miss this opportunity. 

SPORTS:

6 Nations Tournament: If you are a rugby lover you should definitely attend this amazing event. Head to the Stade de France on February 1st to see France vs. Wales game and on February 23rd for France vs. Scotland game. 


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CAN'T-MISS

This is the last month for many exhibitions around Paris including Miró, Retrospective at the Grand Palais (until February 4); Micheal Jackson at the Grand Palais (until February 21); and Cubism at Centre Pompidou (until February 25).