FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS

 

Salon International de l’agriculture | February 27 – March 6
Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Metro : Porte de Versaille (12)

Price : Adult – 13 euro, 6-12 years – 6 euro
The biggest agricultural trade show in France is returning for it’s annual fair dedicated to agricultural services and professions. The 4 sectors which can be enjoyed at the trade show are livestock breeding, culinary products, crops and plant and agricultural services and professions. Pre-book your tickets online and take the family with you for a fun and educational day out!

 

Fast and Food Week | March 2 – 9
66 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003
Metro : Strasbourg Saint-Denis (4, 8, 9)
Price : Varies
For the second year running, Fast and Food week is returning to Paris during fashion week to satisfy all of our guilty street food pleasures! The pop up FFW location welcomes 7 new Parisian street food participants such as Rachel’s, Classico Argentino & Distrito Frances. For 7 days only, go grab some of your favourite street food on the go to re-energise during PFW.

 

Paris Fashion Week | March 2 – 9
Paris
Unless your a journalist, a buyer or a celebrity there’s not much chance that you’re getting into any of the main fashion shows, unfortunately! However, it is still a great time of the year to be in the streets of Paris observing the fashion in the city and feeling that real “fashion week” buzz everywhere you go. With fashion week comes other events, both night and day, which we may all have more of a chance getting into! Keep your eyes open for what’s happening in the city!

 

Le Printemps des Poètes | March 5 – 20
Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal
1 rue de Sully, 75004 Paris
Metro : Sully-Morland (7)
One of the major literary events of the year is the Printemps de Poètes which showcases poetry from over 65 different countries, who participate each year. Readings, signings, interviews and shows will take place at the poetry centre in the library where you can mingle, and learn from over 15,000 different writers.

 

Fitbit Semi de Paris | March 6
Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, 75012
Metro : Château de Vincennes (1)
Looking to complete a life goal of running a half marathon in one of the world’s most beautiful capitals? The Paris Half Marathon is taking place on March 6 and will take you on a beautiful scenic route of the city, passing all the best sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame and many more. If the 21km route isn’t your thing then you can always watch from the sidelines!

 

Carnaval des Femmes | March 6
Place du Châtelet
Metro : Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)

The festival of women dates back to the 18th century when the washer women would crown one of their own as Queen for the day, and they would celebrate and dance until the crack of dawn. This vibrant and colourful festival will start at 1pm at Place du Châtelet and will parade through the streets of Paris, ending back at Place du Châtelet at 6pm. Men are welcome to join, but female costumes are mandatory! See the link above to find out more!

 

La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel | March 17
Tour Eiffel
Champs de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole, 75007
Metro : Bir-Hakeim (6), Trocadero (6, 9)
On March 17, 100 athletes, both professionals and experienced amateurs, will brave the 1,665 step climb to the top of the eiffel tower in a vertical race, running against the clock! The record is set at 7 mins & 50.93 seconds from 2014’s event, so let’s see if anyone can beat the record this year. Go and support the athletes by going down to the tower this year to cheer them on!

 

Saint Patrick’s Day | March 17
Paris
Saint Patrick’s day can be a memorable experience in Paris due to it’s lively Irish community. Check out the link above to see how best to celebrate the little green man in Paris!

 

Salon du Livre | March 17 – 20
Porte de Versailles Paris Expo
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : Adults – 12 euro, Under 18 – free
The annual Salon du Livre is returning to Paris next month to showcase all the latest trends in literature. As the most important book fair in France all year, book lovers, authors, editors and publishers from all over the world attend the event and take part in interviews, debates and book signings.

 

Les Salon du Tourisme 2016 | March 17 – 20
Porte de Versailles Paris Expo
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : 10 euro, Under 12 – free
If you love to travel, or work in the travel industry, then you’ll want to visit the upcoming International Tourism fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. It’s the largest travel fair in France which expects to receive over 100,00 visitors this year. Book your ticket now to go and experience the annual event!

 

Saut Hermès au Grand Palais | March 18 – 20
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Metro : Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 60 – 110 euro per ticket
If you’re a fan of equestrian events then mark this international show jumping competition in your calendars. See some of the worlds best riders in action, including young riders under 25, in the beautiful setting of the Grand Palais which has not hosted an equestrian event since 1957!

 

Cinéma du Réel | March 18 – 27
Various locations in Paris
Price : 6 euro, Under 18 – 4 euro
The cinematic annual festival has been around since 1984, showcasing the works of leading filmmakers as well as providing a platform for new directors to establish themselves and show their work to the film industry. This years festival has 41 movies in the competition which will all be screened at various locations in Paris such as the Le Centre Pompidou & the Forum des Images, and for very affordable prices too! See the link above to find out more about which movies will be screened during the festival. 

 

Banlieue Bleues Paris Jazz Festival | March 18 – April 15
Northern Paris
Price :Varies depending on concert
The 33rd edition of the suburban jazz festival is returning to the northern Banlieues of Paris in March. 42 different groups will bring Paris to life with their jazz n blues performances! Expect to see a variation of incredible talent from all over the world, including New Orleans style jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Acid & experimental and much more! Check out the link above to see the full program of events and get your tickets now!

 

Le Printemps du Cinéma | March 20 – 22
Various cinemas in the city
Price : 4 euro per ticket
The popular three day film bonanza is taking place from March 20 – 22 all over France, where the best movies will be screened at various cinemas all over the city. Expect to see a choice of great movies with our favourite actors for the small fee of 4 euros per ticket. Check out the link above to see the selection of movies that will be played.

 

Roland Garros | March 23
Order Tickets Online or through us at Savoir Faire Paris
Ticket sales to the public begin on March 23rd and Savoir Faire Paris can purchase tickets on your behalf. We are more than happy to order the tickets for you, so if you are interested and looking to get tickets please let us know by Friday March 6th and we can organise that for you.

 

Pâques | March 27
Paris
Easter in Paris is a wonderful experience to cherish with your family and loved ones. Enjoy the easter ceremonies at many of the beautiful churches around paris such as the Saint Sulpice or the Saint Chapelle where you can also enjoy a festive night concert. Don’t forget to indulge in some of France’s finest chocolate easter eggs, after all they are not ONLY for children!

 

SHOWS


Il Barbiere di Siviglia | February 2 – March 4
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : Varies from 15 – 180 euro depending on category
The Italian opera has been one of the most long lasting masterpieces of comedy and opera with the story of barber Figaro helping a lovesick nobleman win the woman of his dreams. The opera is performed in Italian with French and English subtitles. Book your tickets now by clicking on the link above.

 

The Nutcracker | March 7 – April 1
Palais Garnier
8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
Metro : Opera (3, 7, 8)
Price : 10 – 240 euro
The Nutcracker is based on a tale by Hoffmann adapted by Alexandre Dumas. Like a two-sided mirror reflecting the dreams of a composer who took refuge in the realms of the imaginary, the Paris Opera is reviving the original diptych. Alain Altinoglu conducts and Dmitri Tcherniakov stages this production that symbolises the link between opera and ballet.

 

Notre-Dame de Paris Concerts  | Now – April 12 2016
Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004
Metro : Cité, Saint-Michel (4), Hôtel de ville (1, 11)
Price : 29 euros, Reduced – 19 euros, Under 15 – 2 euros
If you’re looking for some heart warming classical music to enjoy on cold winter’s night, then Notre-Dame is hosting several classical concerts throughout the month of December. Be sure to book tickets in advance before they all sell out.

 

Romeo and Juliette | March 19 – April 16
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : 15 – 150 euro
Experience the theatrical power of Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and juliette at the Opéra Bastille this month.  With Italian renaissance inspired sets and costumes, the fatal outcome of the two families is foreshadowed from the rich imagery, creating a very powerful performance of the tragic love story.

 

The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
SoGymnase
38 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Sebastian Marx in as American Expat living in Paris. He is a standup comedian and can perform in both English and French. He hosts weekly comedy nights featuring the best of English stand up comedy in Paris, with line ups of international and local comedians. Every so often he has an international headliner who is passing through Paris. Be sure to have a night filled of unforgettable laughter and feel at home amongst the English speakers.

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS 

 

Karl Largerfeld – A Visual Journey | Now – March 20
Pinacothèque de Paris
28 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
Metro : Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Since October 2015, the Pinacothèque de Paris has been showcasing a visual journey of Karl Lagerfeld with photography of model portraits, screen prints and unseen portraits amongst many other area’s of his interest in architecture, Paris itself and fashion photography. Make sure you get to see this wonderful exhibit for it’s last 20 days in March!

 

La Mode Retrouvée – Les Robes Trésors de la Comtesse Greffulhe | Now – March 20
Palais Galliera – Musée de la mode de la ville de Paris
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera, 75016 Paris
Metro : Iéna, Alma Marceau (9)
This exhibition focuses on the wardrobe of Élizabeth, Countess Greffulhe, whose beauty and elegance was one of the main inspirations for Marcel Proust and the fashion designers of her time. On display at the Palais Galliera there are around fifty models bearing the labels of grands couturiers such as Worth, Fortuny, Babani, and Lanvin. Every item is an invitation to become acquainted with this great figure of Paris Society, who’s image is bound to her wardrobe. 

 

Metamorphoses | Now – March 21
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001
Métro : Louvre – Rivoli (1)
Price : 15 euros
The Metamorphoses of Ovid exhibition is displayed in the glass pavilion of the Louvre. Written at the beginning of the Common Era, Metamorphoses was a poem by Ovid which chronicles the history of the Greco-Roman world. Hi tales of the transformation of gods, heroes and mere mortals describe the beauty of nature and the Mediterranean world.

 

Bettina Rheims | Now – March 27
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Metro : Saint-Paul (1)

Price : 8 euro, Reduced – 4,50 euro
French photographer, Bettina Rheims displays some of her unseen & intimate  work for the first time in France in the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. The hotspot for contemporary photography and visual culture will continue to showcase the 20th century photographer’s work until the end of the month so make sure you plan a visit!

 

Anselm Kiefer : Retrospective | Now – April 16
Centre Georges Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Metro : Rambuteau (11)
Price : 14 euro, Reduced – 11 euro
This retrospective traces the prolific production of the artist born in 1945, from the 60s to the present including stormy landscapes, ruins and flowering fields on show. The Germain artist, haunted by the history of his country, presents a vision which contrasts the view of Adorno;  “To write poetry after Auschwitz is a barbaric act because all culture following Auschwitz is just a bunch of junk.” Yet, Anselm Kiefer uses mythological symbols and poetry to talk about creation and redemption.

 

Dawrin l’Original | Now – August 1
Cite des Sciences et de l’industrie
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019
Metro: Porte de la Villette (7), Corentin Cariou (7)

Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 10 euro
The Science museum of Paris is dedicating an exhibition to the work of Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution. The colourful and poetic exhibition will follow the train of thought of the naturalist, via his work on living species.

 

Picasso Sculptures | March 8 – August 28
Musée Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Metro : Saint-Sébastian – Froissart (8)
Price : 11 euro
The upcoming exhibition of Picasso’s sculptures aims to examine an understudied aspect of Picasso’s sculptural works. This aspect is the diversity of dimensions of the artist’s sculptural work constructed through his series and variations, cast iron creations, prints, and photographic enlargements, realised in a selection of his original sculptures. The exhibition will provide a new look at these cast iron creations by systematically presenting them with their “double” or “variants.” Buy your tickets now in advance from going to the link above.

 

Hubert Robert : Un Peintre Vissionaire | March 10 – May 30
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Métro : Louvre – Rivoli (1)
Price : 15 euros

Hubert Robert was one of the greatest poetic creators of the 18th century, a visionary artist and painter of scenery, ruins and landscapes. Taking place in Paris’ most famous museum, the Louvre, is the first exhibit since 1933 and on display will be a set of 140 pieces of his best work (drawings, paintings, prints, monumental paintings), from the greatest French and foreign property funds.

 

L’Art et L’Enfant | March 10 – July 3
Musée Marmottan Monet 
2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris
Metro : La Muette (9)
Price : 11 euro, Reduced – 6,50 euro
The exhibition of Art and child will present private collections from prestigious French and foreign museums such as work by Le Nain, Champaigne, Fragonard, Chardin, Greuze, Corot, Millet, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and the list goes on. Through a selection of rare paintings, the exhibit traces the evolution of the status of the child from 15th – 20th century and questions the role of childlike drawing of the vanguards of the early last century.

 

Barbie | March 10 – September 18
Musée des Arts Décoratifs 
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Metro : Palais Royale – Musée du Louvre

Price : 13 euro
This is the first time that Barbie has received an invitation by a French museum. Known for its design, fashion, toy and advertising collections, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the ideal venue to pay tribute to this iconic doll, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. 700 Barbie dolls will be on display, next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the Barbie’s lives.
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