- 28, Feb 2020
- All things Paris
- Aysha Ferullo
With spring just around the corner, there’s no better place to greet it than Paris. March is the perfect time to visit, from ballets to exhibitions to sports all nestled in the city centre. Not to mention a plethora of theatre performances dotted around town for all to enjoy. If you’re more of a music lover, March isn’t a month shy of concerts, or if photography is more up your street, there’s the annual Circulations festival for that's sure to get you inspired. Any art lovers out there should be sure to also check out one of the many exhibitions coming to the city, from a Christo and Jeanne-Claude to a Monet, Renoir and Chagall. Enjoy!
For the strings lovers
From March until July, the Holy Chapel will be home to the Sainte-Chapelle Concert Series, an intimate classical concert that will enable you to see this glorious monument in a new light. Immerse yourself in the sounds of cello and violin performing the works of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and many more. If you want to make more of an evening out of your visit, book through the Theatre in Paris box office where you’ll be able to book Champagne & show and Dinner & Show packages.
Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais - 75001
For the theatre lovers
The theatre scene in Paris this coming month is also a sight to behold. Why not take a trip and see the Crazy Horse Cabaret Show. This upbeat number is a sure-fire way to get you and all your friends through the changing seasons. But don’t stop there – if you book through the Theatre in Paris box office, you’ll be able to benefit from the Champagne & Show package, giving you a bottle of bubbly and appetizers to accompany you through the delightful evening, as well as a chance to experience an exclusive backstage tour.
Address: 12 Avenue George V 75008
For the music lovers
There are always great gigs in and around the city, and our pick for March’s unmissable music event is Carte blanche to Rone. The French electro artist will be performing nine concerts from 5th-14th March at the Theatre du Chatelet. Celebrate his ten-year music career with the man himself by hopping over and having a boogie!
Address: Rue de Édouard Colonne 75001
For the ballet lovers
Another spectacle to sweep you off your feet is the George Balanchine ballet show, gracing the Opera Bastille’s stage for the whole of March. The scintillating performance recreates the ambience of the baroque period, so become immersed in a different time and treat yourself to a trip to the ballet!
Address: Place de la Bastille 75012
For the art lovers
You can’t visit a city so motivated by art without paying a visit to a few exhibitions during your stay. One of our top picks is the exhibition dedicated to Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Centre Pompidou, taking place from 18th March-15th June. This event will showcase works created by the couple during their early years together, as well as a more specific focus on their iconic wrapping of the Pont-Neuf in 1985. It’s certainly a must-see for any art lovers passing through Paris this spring!
Address: Place Georges-Pompidou 75004
If you’re wanting to immerse yourself deeper in European culture, why not have a wander through Atelier des Lumiere’s Monet, Renoir… Chagall. Journeys around the Mediterranean. You’ll be spoiled for choice here, with works from the likes of Matisse, Derain, Pissaro and many more. Alternate between artistic movements, from Pointillism to Fauvism to Impressionism. This experience is a guaranteed way of enriching your cultural palette!
Address: 38 Rue Saint Maur 75011
For the photography lovers
2020 marks the tenth year of the Circulations festival, dedicated to the work of young photographers from Europe. This non-profit organisation strives to promote and support the works of a new generation of photographers in a friendly and fun atmosphere, consisting of over 40 series of photos, offering something for everybody to enjoy! Starting on the 14th of March and running for a two-month period, clear an afternoon in your agenda to show your support for this great cause!
Address: 5 Rue Curial 75019
For the landmark lovers
Nothing seems more Parisian than the Eiffel Tower, which is why our final pick for what to do in March is seeing Sky’s The Limit: The Eiffel Tower Story, running until the end of the month. This French comedy will provide a true insight into how this iconic monument came to be, and have you chuckling through its entirety. There’s little that will make you feel more connected with the culture of the city – a must-see!
Address: 10 Rue Pierre Fontaine 75009
For the sports lovers
If you’re a martial arts fan, Paris in March is the place for you! This month is home to the anniversary of the festival des arts martiaux; Paris’ largest martial arts festival, with 2020 marking its 35th year. The aim of the spectacle is to unite the greatest martial arts masters from across the globe and offer a gripping unification of acrobatics. This merging of cultures and ancient traditions will truly be a sight to behold, in fact, it’s the biggest martial arts festival in the world. This year, there will be masters form France, Belgium, Denmark, Japan, the United States, Russia and more in attendance. So keep the 21st March free and pop on over – tickets on sale now!
Address: Avenue Jules Rimet - 93200
If you prefer something a little more muddy, the final match of the Six Nations Championship takes place mid-month. The highly anticipated event will take place between France and Ireland at the Stade de France, so pick a team, grab a flag and head on down for an entertaining day of sport. What could be better?
Address: 20 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris