Parisians famously leave the French capital in August and return from holiday a month later, so come September and October the city is more alive than ever. Its cosy café culture is perfect for the cool days and colder nights of autumn and there’s a wealth of museums and galleries in which to spend a rainy day. Those looking to embrace the city’s famous cultural scene will be impressed by the calibre of exhibitions. Fondation Louis Vuitton plays host to the striking Icons of Modern Art The Shchukin Collection from 22 October while fashion lovers are sure to enjoy the Anatomy of a Collection exhibition at Palais Galliera. Paris also sees the opening of some exciting new stores this autumn, which will be perfect for refreshing your winter wardrobe. Take a look at the top things to see and do in Paris in autumn 2016 here.