Because of a second wave of Covid-19 cases, France returned to confinement through December 1st; all public events in November have been canceled. In light of the circumstances, we’ll be posting a selection of “virtual” events that are online.
November 1st La Toussaint
All Saints’ Day; cemeteries in Paris remain open normal hours (8am-6pm)
November 10th Live YouTube Concerts at the Louvre
Live broadcast of the “Airs de cour et de ballets du Grand Siècle” performed by the L’Ensemble Correspondances at the Louvre Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Click on the link to watch for free.
November 11th Armistice Day (Bank holiday)
Armistice Day commemorating the end of WWI.
November 13th Anniversary of the Bataclan Terrorist Attacks
The Paris Philharmonic website will be broadcasting a free concert live online paying tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13, 2015. Inspired by the Symphony n ° 31 “Paris” by Mozart, which celebrates the City of Light, this creation by the French-Lebanese composer and poet Bechara El-Khoury was commissioned by parents of one of the people killed at the Bataclan. “The challenge of this commission lies in the difficulty of apprehending through a musical form the question of memory, of the impossible mourning, of the unthinkable that has taken place, but also of paying homage by considering both the dimension societal and specific pain. How to reconcile collective harm and intimacy? How to translate, through a new work, the request of a mother and a common catastrophe in Paris? This creation by Bechara El-Khoury responds to it both in the singular and in the plural.” Watch at 8:30pm Paris time at this link.
November 14th European Night of Museums
The 16th annual Nuit des Musées will be digital — Covid confinement oblige — but that just means you can see what’s happening in museums all over France from the comfort of your home computer. 😉 Here’s the official program auto-translated. You can find the events of Paris municipal museums here.
November 19th Beaujolais Nouveau
November 21-22, 26, and 28
La Cuisine Cooking School in Paris is hosting live French Cuisine Camp online for €39 each. Just a few spots left for November!
Caroline Conner of Wine Dine Caroline is hosting four days of free online workshops “Holiday Hosting Hacks”. Learn all about “hosting tips to make the most out of this festive season!” Sign up here: https://www.winedinecaroline.com/holiday-hosting-hacks-registration/
November 22nd Holiday Lights on the Champs Elysées
Since we’re all still confined, the public is invited to attend the annual lighting ceremony for the Avenue des Champs Elysées live online tonight at 7:05pm. To participate, you can submit a special holiday wish for a loved one corresponding to a specific bulb, and then watch them online starting tonight (the messages will scroll continuously across the screen), then online live each night during confinement (and in the “real world” through January 6th). Sign up here.