Event Calendar – March 2018



Salon International de l’agriculture | Now – March 4
Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)

Price : Adult – 14 euro, 6-12 years – 7 euro, Under 6 – Free
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!


Fitbit Semi de Paris | March 4
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 4 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 and cheer on the runners.


Paris Fashion Week | Now – March 6
Unless you’re 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.


Mondial du Tatouage | March 9 – 11
Grande Halle de la Villette 
Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : 1 day pass – 30 euro, 3 day pass – 60 euro (prices vary depending on day)
The Mondial du Tatouage is back! After record breaking attendance levels each year, this tattoo convention is fast becoming the most prestigious in the world. The event will showcase the world’s greatest tattoo artists and this year you can expect to see 420 artists attending. Each year the entertainment side of the convention seeks to improve so you can be sure that the 2018 edition will be full with delicious food trucks, amazing art installations, and great music!


Le Carnaval des Femmes | March 11
Place Gambetta, 75020
Metro : Gambetta (3, 3bis)
Price : Free
The Carnaval des Femmes 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 colorful festival will start at 2pm at Place Gambetta and will parade through the streets of Paris, ending back at rue du Faubourg du Temple for a few hours of partying and celebrations!  Men are welcome to join too, of course.


Big Data Paris | March 12 & 13
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017
Metro : Porte Maillot (1)

Price : Full pass 1 day – 550 euro, 2 days 790 euro, Pass Salon – Free
The Big Data Paris is the leading event for all those who want to make data a major growth driver for their company. The two-day event will host speakers including directors, engineers, and leaders of digital transformation and data management companies to share their words of wisdom. Check out the link above for more details on the event.


La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel | March 15
Tour Eiffel
Champs de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole, 75007
Metro : Bir-Hakeim (6), Trocadero (6, 9)
On March 15, 100 athletes, both professionals and amateurs, will brave the 1,665 step climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower in a vertical race, running against the clock! What better place to do the new original sport that seems to be growing dramatically around the world, than the Eiffel Tower? Go and support the athletes by going down to the tower this year to cheer them on.


Grand Salon de la Généalogie | March 15 – 17
La Salle des Fêtes – Marie 15e
31 Rue Peclet, 75015
Metro : Vaugirard (12)
Price : Free
Are you interested in tracing your family’s history? Learning about your ancestors? This is the event for you. The Genealogy exposition will allow you to learn about your family past whether it’s in France, or anywhere in the world, dating back centuries. Check out the link above to find out more details of the event.


Les Salon du Tourisme 2018 | March 15 – 18
Porte de Versailles Paris Expo
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
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 and expects to receive over 100,00 visitors this year. Speak to travel experts and be inspired for your next vacation for an unforgettable experience! Book your ticket now to go and experience the annual event.


Saut Hermès | March 16 – 18
Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 60-90 euro
Save the date in March to see the elite of international show-jumping, in the nave of the Grand at the Saut Hermès event. This high-level competition, established by Hermès, is rated CSI 5 * by the International Equestrian Federation. Taking place in the Grand Palais, the event offers visitors the chance to see the world’s top show-jumpers. Different events take place over the day (9 in total). The Grand Prix Hermès takes place on Sunday afternoon. The height of the obstacles and technical requirements make it one of the most difficult competitions on the circuit. In the evening and on Sunday afternoon, there is an equestrian show for the public.


Salon Body Fitness | March 16 – 18
Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles 
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : 1 day – 9 euro, 3 day – 22 euro (online prices) 13 euro 1 day pass on the door
Every year, all fitness enthusiasts meet for 3 days at the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. On more than 24 000 m² of exhibition, Body Fitness Paris allows you to take a look at all the new technical, technological, and practical innovations in terms of fitness, wellness, strength training, muscular strengthening, dance, coaching, pilates, and more!


Salon du Livre | March 16 – 19
Porte de Versailles Paris Expo
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : Week day – 8 euro, Reduced – 6, Weekend – 10 euro
The annual Salon du Livre is returning to Paris at the end of the 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.


Banlieue Bleues Paris Jazz Festival | March 16 – April 13
Northern Paris
Price :Varies depending on concert
The 35th edition of the suburban jazz festival is returning to the northern banlieues of Paris in March. Over 40 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!


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


Roland Garros | March 22
Order Tickets Online or through us at Savoir Faire Paris
Ticket sales to the public begin on March 22nd 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 a few weeks in advance so that we can organise that for you.


Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain | March 22 – 25
Le Carreau du Temple
4 Rue Eugène Spuller, 75003
Metro : République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11) Temple (3)
Price : 16 euros, Reduced – 9 euros, Under 18 – free
Over the course of four days, collectors, professionals, and art enthusiasts alike are invited to experience the contemporary art scene through drawings. 72 international galleries, have been selected by an independent selection committee and will present over 400 artists and more than 2 000 artworks. After the success of the 10th edition of the Drawing Now Paris festival, it’s back again this year with a bang and to share the diversity of drawing from over 50 years of contemporary artwork.


Cinéma du Réel | March 23 – April 1
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 43 movies in the competition, from 138 different countries, which will all be screened at various locations in Paris such as the 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.


Planète Bière| March 25 – 26
Cité de la Mode et du Design
31 rue de Terres au Curé, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10), Quai de la Gare (6)
Price : 10 euro, Under 12 – free
The fourth edition of this popular beer festival, head to the ultra-trendy Cité de la Mode to taste over 500 beers from over 100 breweries. There will be conferences and talks to shed light on the brewery industry and the creation of beer.


Franglais| Now – March 31
La Nouvelle Eve
25 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009
Metro : Pigalle (2)

Price : From 69 euro
“Franglais” is a stand-up comedy in French and English by Paul Taylor. Paul is a hilarious bilingual Brit who is very confused about his identity. He speaks French but thinks like an English person which is why, in 2015, he quit his job at Apple to take to the stage and find some answers.





Before the Incas | Now – April 1
Musée du quai Branly
37 quai Branly, 75007
Metro : Alma-Marceau (9)

Price : Adult – 10 euro; Reduced – 7 euro
With its exhibition Before the Incas, the Musée du Quai Branly reveals the story of societies now forgotten which inhabited Peru and the Andes Mountains 1,500 years ago. Ceramic and wooden items, gold jewels, ornaments and emblems, over 300 objects are brought together to display the key influence Andean societies had on the following civilizations, including Incas.


Jim Dine -Paris Reconnaissance | Now – April 23
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro : Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11), Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)

Price : Adult – 14 euro; Youth – 11 euro; Under 18 – Free
The Centre Pompidou is now staging an exhibition of Jim Dine. In painting and sculpture of great diversity, Dine has developed over the last sixty years an intensely personal iconography, a highly distinctive voice.


The Dutch in Paris, 1789 – 1914: Van Gogh, Van Dongen, Mondrian| Now – May 13
Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau (1, 13)

Price : Adult – 13 euro; Reduced – 11 euro; Under 18 – Free
From traditional flower paintings to the aesthetic ruptures of modernity, this exhibition highlights the extensive artistic, aesthetic, and amical exchanges between Dutch and French painters from the reign of Napoleon to the beginning of the twentieth century. Starting in the First Empire, and especially from 1850 on, over a thousand Dutch painters left their country to renew their inspiration. Almost all of them settled in Paris, inexorably attracted by the dynamism of artistic life here.


Jean Fautrier | Now – May 20
Musée d’Art Moderne – Palais de Tokyo
11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116
Metro : Alma-Marceau (9)

Price : Adult – 12 euro; Youth – 10 euro; Under 18 – Free
Rarely exhibited, this solitary figure is now considered the most significant precursor of Informal Art in 1928, the inventor of thick impasto in 1940 and a cardinal contributor to the revitalisation of modern art after Cubism.
The exhibition is a reprise of last summer’s retrospective “Jean Fautrier” at the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland, with the addition of works from the Musée d’Art Moderne, other French museums, and private collections.


A Life of Committment: The Companions of the Liberation in the Great War| Now – May 20
Musée de l’Armée – Invalides
129 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Metro : Invalides (8, 13)

Price : 12 euro
WWII under a new light… This is what is offered at the Musée de l’Armée with the exhibition “Une Vie d’engagement: les compagnons de la Libération dans la Grande Guerre“ [A Life of Commitment: The Companions of the Liberation during the Great War] that runs from January 30 to April 1, 2018. An exhibition put together by the Musée de l’Armée and the Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération as part of the centenary of the Great War and, as it name suggests it, takes visitors alongside the Companions of the Liberation.


Meteorites- Gallery of Evolution| Now – June 10
Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle
36 rue Geoffroy Sainte-Hilaire, 75005
Metro : Jussieu (7, 10)

Price : Adult – 11 euro; Reduced – 9
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!


Corot: The Painter and His Models| Now – July 8
Musée Marmottan
2 rue Louis Boilly, 75116
Metro : La Muette (9)

Price : Adult – 11 euro; Reduced – 6,50 euro; Under 18 – Free
From February 8 to July 8, 2018, the Musée Marmottan reveals a hidden facet of Corot’s art: his figures. Exceptionally brought together, over 60 paintings mostly depicting women, a production the painter kept secret comes to tell us more about the impressionist artist’s career.


Martin Margiela| Now – July 15
Palais Galliera
10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116
Metro : Iéna (9)

Price : Adult – 10 euro; Reduced – 8 euro; Under 18 – Free
This exhibition, the first retrospective in Paris devoted to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, traces the career, from spring-summer 1989 to spring-summer 2009, of a designer who not only questioned the structure of garments but also challenged the structure of the fashion system.


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