How To Celebrate Bonfire Night in Paris

Although this weekend might have seen the warmest November day EVER (we haven’t checked the stats or anything, but it certainly felt like it), the time is upon us to stop lazing around in the sun by Canal Saint Martin on the weekend with gout-inducing piles of cheese and wine. November is here and we’re heading indoors.

Fortunately, the city is positively buzzing with stuff to do away from the fog and rain. So what’s on this week in Paris? Day of the Dead celebrations continue until the end of the week in Belleville, while if you’re looking for something a little sweeter there’s always the insanely delicious Palais du Chocolat expo, alternatively or the Made in France expo for a patriotic taste of the terroirs. Round up the week by sipping boozy cocktails at Gravity Bar, and it’ll be December before you know it.

Day of the Dead Festival in Belleville

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Halloween may be over but if you’re still in the mood for spooky delights, the Mexican Day of the Dead Festival continues in Belleville until November 11th. Hosted by the Association pour l’Estampe et l’Art Populaire, there’s a Jour des Morts exhibition open daily from 3pm until 8pm.

Where: 49 bis, Rue des Cascades, Paris 75020

 

Made in France Expo

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France is very proud of it’s terroirs and produce, and to celebrate they’ve organised a whole expo dedicated to showcasing French produce to the masses. Now in it’s 4th year and taking place this weekend from 6th – 8th November, the annual Made in France expo offers everything from food to furniture under one roof. It’s the perfect place to pick up some new gastronomical delight from a small producer or even the latest beauty products while remaining steadfastly patriotic to La France.

Where: 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

Cocktails at Gravity Bar

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Treat yourself to a boozy tipple this weekend at new Parisian hotspot Gravity Bar, which has been receiving rave reviews since it opened. Decked out with hip Scandi-Style interiors and inspired by the world of surfing (hence the cool curved bar), it’s rapidly becoming THE place to try out an unusual cocktail in the increasingly bar-heavy 10th arrondissement this autumn – we recommend the spicy rum-based Black Popeye to warm you up on a chilly evening.

Where: 44 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris

Le Palais Du Chocolate at Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

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If you fancy a very sweet day trip out of Paris this weekend, the beautiful Chateau de Vaux-le-Victomte near Melun is hosting their annual Palais Du Chocolat celebration,  which sees internationally renowned chocolatiers displaying (and selling) their wares. Open from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th November, visitors can expect macarons from Frédéric Cassel, patisserie from AOKI and chocolates from Jean-Paul Hevin among others.

Where: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy

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