What's on in Paris - March 2019

  • 28, Feb 2019
  • All things Paris
  • Amanda Mehtala

March is a very busy month in Paris, with a whole collection of new and exciting options to choose from. The weather is starting to be a little warmer and the prospect of spring in Paris puts everyone, Parisians included, in a good mood. Here's the latest in our monthly Paris events calendar, all the events, shows, expositions and more you can't miss in Paris in March 2019.

showtime in paris march 2019

Showtime in Paris, the best shows in Paris all Buy One Get One Free!

Feb 25 - March 10

Every year, the Paris tourism office partners with venues all around the city to showcase French performances of all varieties. Even better, all shows come with the guarantee of being understandable even if you don’t speak French, and tickets are buy one get one free! Shows include concerts and cabarets, circus and musicals, theatre and comedy and more! Details and tickets here

paris semi marathon march 2019

Paris Semi-Marathon

Sunday March 10

Each year runners from all over the world gather to run the Paris half-marathon. The lovely course takes runners from the center of the city, along the Seine riverbanks, and around the Bois de Vincennes before returning to the city center. Registrations are still open with limited spaces for anyone wanting to tackle the scenic Parisian route. If not, head outside and cheer on the participants! Details here

eiffel tower climb verticale march

La Verticale - Eiffel Tower stair climb

Wednesday March 13

This March, 130 lucky participants will compete in the annual Eiffel Tower climb! The Eiffel Tower is a unique stair climb race because the entire structure is out in the open, perfect for spectators to see the runners take on every step. Last year, winners made the 300 metre climb to the top in just under 8 minutes, will the record be broken this year? Details here

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Salon du livre - European literary salon

March 15-18

A must-attend event in the European literary scene, Livre Paris is a creative literary event that invites big names of today's literacy and highlights tomorrow's authors and actors. Taking place at Paris’ largest exhibition center at the Porte de Versaille. At Livre Paris, you’ll not only get a chance to meet European author and discover new works, but also to listen to a rigorous program of debates and talks. Details here

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The Picture of Dorian Gray playing at the Théâtre Ranelagh

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in March

Young aristocrat, Dorian Gray, is given a portrait of himself by celebrated artist. Yet after climbing ever-higher through London's decadent Victorian social circles and a world of infinite pleasures, Dorian starts sinking into a cruel, hedonistic existence. Diving deeper into a life of vanity, the gifted portrait begins to reflect the consequences of his vanity, but just how far will Dorian go to save his lifestyle and physical appearance? This particular troupe has performed the Oscar Wilde classic over 600 times, and now returns to the City of Lights to take over the stage of the historic Ranelagh Theatre.

Playing Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with English subtitles.

Details & tickets

printemps cinema paris march

Printemps du cinéma - cinematic celebration with discounted tickets

March 17-19

For the annual Printemps du Cinéma, participating cinemas and movie theatres throughout Paris offer 4€ movie tickets for all kinds of film showings. 2019 marks the 20th edition of this annual springtime celebration of cinema, and is an annual favorite of Parisians and visitors alike, in 2018 over 3 million people flocked to Parisian cinemas to participate in the event!

Whether you see an old French classic, or a new Hollywood film, a movie night in Paris is perfect for a rainy evening in March. Details

hermes equestrian event paris march

Saut Hermès equestrian jumping competition at the Grand Palais

March 22-24

The tenth Saut Hermès au Grand Palais will take place on 22, 23 and 24 March, 2019. Over the three-day event, the world’s greatest riders will come together in the nave of the Grand Palais to take part in these CSI 5* show jumping trials organised by Hermès. Reserved for the best riders in the world, as well as rising stars under the age of 25, the Saut Hermès is also a meeting place for the horse-riding world, with a succession of unique events and a special equestrian show. A world-class equestrian event in Paris’ astounding Grand Palais? A can’t miss March event in Paris! Details

egyptian exhibition villette paris

Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh- an Egyptian exhibition at La Villette

Starting March 23 through September

A brand new exhibition begins in Paris this March, revealing the treasures of Egypt’s past. Featuring over 150 pieces and artifacts from one of the world’s greatest archeological discoveries, the tomb of Tutankhamun, some of which are leaving Egypt for the first time! This unique expo will be available for a few short months in Paris, before permanently settling in Cairo. Details

garden party show paris theatre antoine

Garden Party at the Théâtre Antoine

Wednesday through Saturday evenings in March

A deliciously twisted mockery of the monsters of high society, all about champagne, botox, and the contemporary clowns of aristocracy; an aristo-punk frenzy as fantastical as it is thought-provoking! A hilariously poetic cocktail of opera, farce, and circus, this will be the first time this unique spectacle is performed indoors on a stage. Just how far will society's elite go to ignore the harsh realities of life?
This hilariously absurd show has no dialogue at all, and is easily understand and enjoyed by all audiences. Garden Party is playing every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at the legendary Théâtre Antoine in the heart of the Paris theatre district.

Details & tickets

paris martial arts festival

Martial Arts Festival at Accor Arena

Saturday March 25

For those interested in the martial arts, or even for the curious at heart, this March marks the 34th annual Martial Arts Festival in Paris, at the Accor Hotels Arena. Each year, the grand masters of martial arts and combat sports from all over the world gather to reveal their secrets and demonstrate their ancient traditions and techniques. A unique event that is as much a performance as it is a combat!


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