What to do in September in Paris

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As autumn arrives in Paris, the sunny days continue on the barges and terraces of Parisian cafés, and summer continues with music festivals, cruises and outdoor activities... The canals of Paris remain lively throughout September!

September tours in Paris

September is ideal for guided tours in Paris: the weather is still summery and all the sites have reopened following the summer vacations. Don't miss the Journées du Patrimoine and Journées du Matrimoine weekends, and all the other September outings.

Croisière du Vieux Paris sur le Canal Saint-Martin
Croisière du Vieux Paris sur le Canal Saint-Martin
Sunday 1st September 2024 (and 17 other dates)

Cruise from the Saint-Martin canal to the Seine : best of both worlds
Cruise from the Saint-Martin canal to the Seine : best of both worlds
Sunday 1st September 2024 (and 51 other dates)

Occupation and Liberation of Paris, from 1940 to 1944
Occupation and Liberation of Paris, from 1940 to 1944
Monday 2nd September 2024 (and 20 other dates)

Sing'In Montmartre
Sing'In Montmartre
Monday 2nd September 2024 (and 20 other dates)

Guided tours in September

September concerts and festivals in Paris

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Jazz à la Villette 

Jazz music takes over the Parc de la Villette for the first 10 days of September. A not-to-be-missed event at the end of summer, Jazz à la Villette presents all the nuances of jazz, crossing styles and trends to offer a panorama of a music in full effervescence.

Like every year, the 2023 edition will be full of surprises, bringing together some of the biggest names in pop, funk, rock, soul and jazz over the 10 days of the festival.

Dream Nation Festival

The Dream Nation electronic music festival, after the Techno Parade, celebrates its 10th anniversary in Villepinte on September 14 and 15, 2023.

La plage du 6b - Fabrique à rêves (dream factory)

Le 6b offers events every weekend until mid-September. Check out the summer program at 6B - la Fabrique à rêves!

Many other festive Parisian wastelands remain open in September: La Halle Papin, La Cité Fertile...

September in Paris, waterside activities 

Cruises on the Parisian waterways in September 

Take advantage of the Indian summer to visit Seine-Saint-Denis and Paris by boat. Treat yourself to a dinner on the Seine and Canal Saint-Martin, take a day trip from Paris by boat or take a themed cruise on the Canal de l'Ourcq.

The Ourcq canal on foot, by bike or by boat

Discover the banks and landscapes of the Ourcq canal at your own pace by electric boat, on foot, walking or running and even by bike.

Take advantage of your stroll along the Ourcq to see the monumental works of the street-art trail P(H)arcourt which runs from the Bassin de la Villette to the Pont de Bondy.

The Antipode barge

You will be able to take full advantage of the cultural program of the Antipode barge, as well as its year-round cafe-restaurant.

All the Parisian barges.

Swimming in the basin of La Villette

Don't miss the chance to cheer on the Aqua Challenge swimmers at the Bassin de La Villette on September 16 and 17, 2023.

L'Odyssée Seine

L'Odyssée is a cultural and festive event on the Seine, that takes place in several locations around Paris in mid-September. Take part in shipyards, boat races, cruises, parades...

The Guinguette de l'Odyssée marks the closing of the Fabrique à Rêves at 6b. On Saturday September 16, 2023 from 11am to 1am, dance and watch the launch of the UFOs. See the full program for La Guinguette de l'Odyssée.

Back to school

In September, many activities promise open doors or events to discover a practice or sport.

Now's the time to sign up for a workshop at the Maison Populaire or the Centre culturel Jean Cocteau in Les Lilas.

Bring your children to the Circuit Carole discovery day in Tremblay-en-France on September 9, 2023.

September exhibitions in Paris

Discover the exhibitions in Paris this September:

All September events in Paris

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