Isn’t Paris amazing during Spring? Join the best Spring events that we’ve selected for you!
You can pound the pavement of the French capital running along its major attractions, taste the French specialties at the Taste of Paris event and discover the David Bowie’s career at the Philharmonie de Paris! Dive into the French culture and join the top events that the City of Light offers!
David Bowie is
When? March – 31st May, 2015
What? A singer, a rocker, an innovator, a pioneer, an actor as well as a fashion icon… David Bowie. “David Bowie is” is a journey through his career in which real music lovers can admire his handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, instruments music videos as well as movies. It is all dedicated to “The Thin White Duke” who introduced a new concept of rock exploiting its mechanisms and distorting its dogmas.
How much? 12€
More Info: David Bowie is
Le Blues Autor Du Zinc
When? 19th – 29th March, 2015
Where? Various venues and bars
What? Ayo, Kyle Eastwood, Otis Taylor, Sallie Ford, Bikini Machine… These are just a few names that will performing on the 20th edition of Le Blues Autor du Zinc. The first edition was held in 1996 with only 6 artists performing. This year more than 40 names will be participating. The event has gained ground over the years becoming one of the most awaited blues festivals in Paris. For its 20th birthday, there will be three “Secret Gigs” that you will discover once you’re in the concert hall.
How much? Depends on the concert
More Info: Le Blues Autour Du Zinc
The Paris Book Fair
When? 20th – 23rd March, 2015
Where? Paris XV – Porte de Versailles – Pavillon 1
What? For three days Paris hosts the “Paris Book Fair”, where the real books addicts can lose themselves in new and old literature. Every year a tribute is paid to another country, this year the guest of honour is Brazil, with 48 authors invited. Join the event and discover more about the Latin American culture. You can visit the guest of honour hall and attend talks about Brazilian culture. Check out the official page to find out the complete exhibitor’s list.
- Friday 20th March 20: 10:00 – 20:00
- Saturday 21st March 21: 10:00 – 20:00
- Sunday 22nd March 22: 10:00 – 20:00
- Monday 23rd March 23: 10:00 – 20:00
In the morning the fair is exclusively open to pre-registered professionals: 9:00 – 13:00
- Public – €12
- Groups – €8,50
- 18 years old – free access
- 65 years old and more – half price
- 26 years old students – half price (with pre-registration on the website)
More Info: The Paris Book Fair
Drawing Now Paris
When? 25th – 29th March, 2015
Where? Carreau du Temple
What? If you are a real drawing lover you can’t miss this event which this year celebrates its 9th birthday at the Carreau du Temple. “Drawing now Paris” is an assemblage of 73 international galleries which have been selected by an independent committee composed by the most important people of the art world. During your visit, you can attend to different conversations as well as interviews (also in English) about various topics. The event will feature a total of 50 years of drawing by over 400 different artists.
How much? From €9 to 22€
More Info: Drawing Now Paris
Art Paris Art Fair
When? 26th – 29th March, 2015
Where? Grand Palais
What? Paris hosts the leading springtime event at the end of March at the Grand Palais. This year “Art Paris Art Fair” wears oriental colours with guests of honour like Singapore and Southeast Asia. Throughout contemporary art and design, the fair will explore the dialogues and connections between the East and West world with a total of 45 galleries from 20 different countries. There will also be a section dedicated to the literary world, called “ArtBooks”. Last year 58.387 visitors attended the fair, with 17.115 taking part in the opening night.
How much? From €12 to €32
More Info: Art Paris Art Fair
FOIRE DU TRÔNE, FUNFAIR
When? 27th March – 25th May, 2015
Where? Pelouse de Reuilly
What? Here’s the most awaited funfair in France! Foire du Trône, held in Pelouse de Reuilly. The funfair is for all ages, with more than 350 attractions and rides distributed over an area of 10 hectares. Paris hosts this event from March to May every day from 12:00 to 24:00, and on Saturday from 12:00 until 1:00.
How much? From €25.90 to €29.90
More Info: FOIRE DU TRÔNE, FUNFAIR
PAD – Paris Art + Design
When? 26th – 29th March, 2015
Where? PAD PARIS
What? The “Paris Art + Design” is the most awaited exhibition by the art and design addicts. Each edition tries to explore the intimate dialogue between contemporary art and historic and contemporary design in a sophisticated and elegant way. This year the fair will highlight the “Primitive Art”. The featured galleries are:
- La Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier, Japanese art
- Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Contemporary Design
- James, 20th Century Decorative Arts
- Sophie Negropontes, Contemporary Design
- 88 – GALLERY, 20th Century Decorative Arts
- SÈVRES, Glass and Ceramic
- MODERNITY, 20th Century Decorative Arts
- Adults €20
- Students €10 (valid student card required)
- Children under 15 are admitted free of charge
More Info: PAD
When? 12th April, 2015
Where? All around Paris
What? Who says that going on vacation means equals gaining weight? Put on your runner shoes and pound the pavement of the French capital running along its major attractions! The Schneider Electric Marathon of Paris is one of the biggest Marathon in the world with a distance of 42.195 km! Run along the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and many other sites, don´t let this opportunity slip away! The race is also beautiful to see with nearly 140 nationalities and 50,000 runners. Register on the website and join the Paris Marathon!
More Info: Paris Marathon
Night of Museums
When? 16th May, 2015
Where? Museums all over Paris
What? The Night of Museums or The Nuit des Musées is the occasion to visit museums by night all over Paris… for free! It is a European initiative in which hundreds museums of various countries will participate. By night everything changes and it particularly happens in the magic City of Light!Change your perspective and take a visit to the greatest Paris museums, such as Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musèe de l’Armée, Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne and many others.
How much? Free entrance
More Info: Night of Museums
Taste of Paris
When? 21st – 24th May, 2015
Where? Gran Palais
What? Here’s one of the most divine events for those who love cooking and… eating! The largest food festival in the world arrives in Paris at the Gran Palais! Leading gourmets as well as food experts will satisfy the public with their creations. You can taste different flavours from 14 different Parisian Chefs whom will work for four days for delighting your palate! In programme there are also seminars, demonstrations and cooking classes! Take a look at the official page and find all the information.
More Info: Taste of Paris
Villette Sonique Festival
When? 21st – 27th May, 2015
Where? Parc de la Villette
What? Read further music lovers! The “Villette Sonique Festival” will return to the Parc de la Villette at the end of May! For one week you can enjoy electronic music, workshops for children and musical master classes! You will have to book your ticket online and select the concert you’re interested in. Here are some artists that will perfom:
- Andy Stott
- Benedikt Frey
How much? Depending on the concert
More Info: Villette Sonique Festival
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