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What's On This Month In Paris | March 2016

What's On This Month In Paris | March 2016

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Updated: 29 March 2016
Say au revoir to grumpy, barren February and bonjour to beautiful March, as we welcome the first leaves back to the trees and flowers begin to peek out of their winter hiding places. Even the famously moody Parisians are smiling. Want to know what’s getting us so excited about March in Paris? Read on, and tap in to the most exciting events, exhibits, and foods that are bringing life back to the City of Lights!


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FOOD  |   Season Restaurant

Thurs 3rd March 

A fine mélange between beautiful scandinavian design and a distinctively healthy menu, Season is the-place-to-be for the trendy crowd!

MUSIC   |   Grimes + HANA at Le Trianon

Fri 4th March

Throw up your hands and move to Grimes, ethereal electro-fairy and queen of misfit pop, at Le Trianon.

FESTIVAL   |   Le Salon de l’Agriculture

Ends Sun 6th March

Sample the rustic foodstuffs of your dreams, straight from the French countryside, at one of the world’s largest agricultural shows!

DANCE   |   Rosas

Tues 1st – Sun 6th March

Can a choreography be an exhibition or, are exhibitions purely static? Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker explores contemporary dance off the stage and in a completely different environment: the museum.

POETRY   |   L’ivresse poétique

Sat 5th March

This event marks the opening of the festival Le Printemps des Poetes 2016 at the Maison de la Poésie. Test your French skills and see how well you can follow along!

HISTORY   |  L’antiquité Secrete d’Eugène Delacroix Exhibition

Ends Mon 7th March

Step inside famed painter Eugène Delacroix’s Parisian apartment and discover the treasures he kept there.


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© Mark B. Schlemmer / Courtesy of Heymann-Renoult / Courtesy of Papillon / © Clara Giraud

PHOTOGRAPHY   |   La Boîte de Pandore at M.A.M.

Mon 7th Jan

Head to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris for this exhibition that examines photography from its beginnings to its realization into a true art form.

ART   |   Picasso.Sculptures at the Musée Picasso

Begins Tues 8th March

Check out this new exhibition that claims to shed light on the lesser known sculptural works of Pablo Picasso.

DANCE   |   Vacuum/Neons

Wed 9th March

Explore a new aspect of your sensory perception through a performance that combines movement and optical illusion.

FOOD   |   Papillon

Thurs 10th March

A laid back atmosphere, a fine decor and an exquisite cuisine by Michelin-starred chef, Christophe Santaigne – Your Thursday evening could not get any better!

MUSIC   |  Cabaret Tam Tam

Fri 11th March

Channeling dreams of an exotic North Africa and memories of the cabarets that thrilled 1940s Paris, the Cabaret Sauvage presents its exotic new show: Cabaret Tam Tam!

VINTAGE   |  Vide Greniers

Sat 12th march

Rummage for treasure, vintage and bargains at Paris’ neighborhood vide greniers, or neighborhood garage sales! Big events this Saturday in the 12ème, 15ème, and 16ème.


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Courtesy Petit Palais / © Jaqcques Lameloise / Courtesy Théâtre du Châtelet / Courtesy Claudine Colin

ART   |   George Desvallières at the Petit Palais

Begins Tues 15th March

Head to the Petit Palais to discover the first retrospective ever held on French artist George Desvallières.

FOOD   |   Petits Plats

Wed 16th March

Petits Plats offers acclaimed, stylish gastronomical dining with an accessible twist: surprising menus for a variety of occasions!

MUSICAL   |   Passion

Tues 16th – Thurs 24th March

A musical without music, Passion is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most evocative creations. Thrilling and unexpected, Passion is an intense story with a highly dramatic mood!

ART   |   Open Air Studio: The Impressionists In Normandy

Begins Fri 18th March

This exhibition includes works of art by artists Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Boudin, and Gauguin, to name a few. Held at the Musée Jacquemart-André, this is a must-see for all of you Impressionist lovers out there.  

MUSIC   |   Festival Les Femmes S’En Mêlent

Fri 18th March – Sun 2nd Apr

Get ready for women to take the throne – er, stage – as the 19th edition of the independent women in music festival returns to Paris!


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Courtesy of We Are Green / © Steve Wilson / Courtesy of Triplettes / Courtesy of Lavomatic

MUSIC   |   We Are Green Music Playlists

Mon 21st March

Celebrate the return of spring and get in the mood with playlists from the environmentally-conscious music festival We Are Green (2016

DANCE   |   Ratmansky/Balanchine/Robbins/Peck

Tues 22nd March – Mon 4th Apr

This is a reunion not to miss! Four of today’s most important choreographers come together on one stage, with four outstanding choreographic oeuvres .

ART   |   À l’ombre des frondaisons d’Arcueil: Dessiner un jardin au 18e siècle 

Begins Wed 23rd March

Four artists beautifully interpret the gardens of a castle located in the southern suburb of Paris in the late 18th century. Discover the only drawings that remain of this hidden treasure at the Louvre.

FOOD   |   Triplettes

Thurs 24th March

A bistro by day and a bar by night, Triplettes is the cool restaurant  par excellence. Located in the heart of Paris’ bobo Belleville, Triplettes is the perfect spot if you’re in the mood for chilling out with friends!

DRINK   |   Lavomatic

Fri 25th Mar

Wash your week’s worries away at Paris’ most original speakeasy, hidden behind a functioning laundry!


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Courtesy of Deyrolle / Courtesy of We Are Green / © Hans Hillewaert / Courtesy of Paris Art Fair

BIZARRE   |   Deyrolle

Mon 28th March

Revere the ancient art of taxidermy and marvel at all of nature’s (immaculately preserved) creatures at this legendary Saint Germain curio-parlor.

FOOD   |   Coretta

Tues 29th March

What better combination than amazing design and haute cuisine? We invite you to discover the wondrous world of molecular gastronomy!

MUSIC | We Are Match at La Gaîté Lyrique

Thurs 31st March

Progressive, fusional, and touched with sensitivity, this collective of 25 year-olds brings their warm and dreamy pop to La Gaîté Lyrique.

DANCE   |   Influences of a Closet Chant – Albert Silindokuhle

Thurs 31st March – Sat 2nd April

Between tradition and modernity, this intriguing dancer explores the subjects of sexuality and religion as a reaction to social conventions.

ART   |   Paris Art Fair 2016

Thurs 31st March – Sun 3rd April

The Paris Art Fair brings together close to 200 contemporary artists from around the world into one place, the Grand Palais. Described as one of the most important events in the French art world all year, this is a must-see for art lovers in Paris!