First long weekend since the return of the summer vacations, if you are not part of the lucky ones to have gone on vacations or on weekend, this blogpost is for you.

I propose you some ideas to enjoy these three days off weekend.

Chocolate temptation

As every year for the gourmands the famous Salon du chocolat is happening since October 28th and until November 1st at the Porte de Versailles. Personally I have never been there, I admit that I hesitate because of the crowd, the queues and then the temptation! But I promise that very soon I will propose you an article about my favorite chocolate makers in Paris.

After all this chocolates temptation I suggest you to go and admire some Sunday sportsmen challenging an Olympic champion of the marathon.


The “Marie de Paris” organizes on the occasion of the DDay-1000 before the opening of the Olympic Games 2024 a race of 5km which will allow 2000 amateur runners to win their place for the general public marathon which will take place during the games on the same course as the Olympic race.

The challenge to win the latter is : not to be overtaken by the double Olympic medalist of the Marathon Eliud Kipchoge, who of course will leave after everyone else on a course of 5km on the Champs Élysées.

For the occasion, exceptionally, the Champs Elysees will be closed to traffic this Sunday from 8am to 6pm, even if it’s not the first Sunday of the month !!!

Halloween or not Halloween

This Sunday Halloween will be celebrated in the US, but this year there’s a strong comeback of this US tradition in Paris, pumpkins are everywhere and a lot of events are in preparation, TimeOut offers you its best off.

Enlarge your Paris,  offers you original ideas for all ages.

My cultural recommendations

If you read this blog regularly and follow my instagram account,  you know by now that I’m a fan of exhibitions and that’s also one of the reasons I enjoy my city so much, there’s such a large offer.

This week I went to see David Hockney’s exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie.

He took advantage of the lockdown and forced stay in Normandy to paint on his Ipad nature in all its splendor. The 90m long fresco depicts nature throughout the 4 seasons and especially the life cycle of the Apple trees.

As a native of Normandy, I was born in Honfleur, I could not remain insensitive to this work and I recognize the familiar landscapes.

My other favorite, very colorful, is the exhibition of Jean MIchel Othoniel at the Petit Palais. A big fan of the Kiosque des Noctanbules at the Palais Royal, I found there the beauty of Murano glass and the magic of reflections.

For photography fans, the exhibition not to be missed is Vivian Maier at the Musée du Luxembourg. I also recommend [the documentary on Arte about her work in New York.

I hope my suggestions will inspire you and of course I would love to read your comments and feedback if you follow any of my recommendations.

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