Top 7 Things to do this November in Paris

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He is the artist without a face that everyone knows, and now Banksy's world is being showcased at the Espace Lafayette Drouot. The World of Banksy, The Immersive Experience brings together 100 works of the street artist who creates pieces that are instantly recognisable with his signature humour. Satirical, Banksy's street art is an intellectual conversation between politics and art, with the world unaware of when and where his next masterpiece will appear. Showing until the 31st of December, this exhibition is a fun and interesting look into the anonymous artist's world.

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It has been 15 years since Dido has performed in France and this month the singer/songwriter will be performing live at La Seine Musicale. The one-night only event will see Dido sing songs from her fifth studio album, Still on my Mind. 

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For an authentic meal while strolling through the Châtelet neighbourhood, make sure you stop at the Petit Bouillon Pharamond. The listed historical monument is one of Paris’s institutional brasseries where François Mitterrand, Hemingway and Oscar Wilde once dined, and it is where you can dine on traditional French fare including snails, foie gras and beef tartare with fries for under 20 euros. Open non-stop from 12 pm to 12 am.

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Fashion your own hat at Courtois Paris. The high-end milliner organises hat-making ateliers, upon reservation, that are sure to delight hat-loving fashionistas looking for a unique accessory.

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Get into the spirit of Irish dance with the Danceperados of Ireland dance troupe. Dancing their way into the French capital and stepping onto the stage at the Casino de Paris on the 6th of November, the company’s Whiskey You are the Devil show is an energetic celebration of Irish music, song and of course dance. Choreographed by Michael Donnellan, former lead dancer with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, the show sees the 12 dancers take the audience on a dance voyage through the history of Irish whiskey, via illegal pubs in Ireland to the USA’s adoption of the “liquid gold”. 

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Politics, romance and family conflicts are the cornerstone of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo. Playing through to the 23rd of the month at Opéra Bastille, the five-act opera dramatically tells the story of Don Carlo, the son of the King of Spain. Beginning with his chance meeting with Elizabeth, the opera is heartbreaking in telling their story and how war and politics ultimately keep them apart. The opera is performed in Italian with French and English surtitles.

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Spending time in Paris and enjoying a jazz concert is one of the things many people around the world dream of doing, and this month, every Thursday night, the famous Les Deux Magots café will be hosting jazz soirées, creating a magical evening for visiting tourists. From 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, the café will be welcoming guest performers including the Lina Stalyte Trio and the Leslie Lewis Trio, who will transport guests to the heyday of the café when Jean-Paul Sartre was a regular and jazz music was the only sound whispering in the air in the Saint-Germain neighbourhood.

Sandra Iskander
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