Event Calendar

FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS

 

Paris Fashion Week | March 1 – 8
Paris
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 3- 5
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 2017 edition will be full with delicious food trucks, amazing art installations, and great music!

 

Banlieue Bleues Paris Jazz Festival | March 3 – 31
Northern Paris
Price :Varies depending on concert
The 34th 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!

 

Le Printemps des Poètes | March 4 – 19
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.

 

Salon International de l’agriculture | Now – March 5
Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Metro : Porte de Versaille (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 5
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 5 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!

 

Le Carneval des Femmes | March 6
Place Gambetta, 75020
Metro : Gambetta (3, 3bis)
Price : Free
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 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, and if you really want to get into the spirit of it all then be sure to come in costume for the them, fruits and vegetables of the world!

 

Big Data Paris | March 6 & 7
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.

 

Grand Salon de la Généalogie | March 10 – 11
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. 

 

La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel | March 16
Tour Eiffel
Champs de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole, 75007
Metro : Bir-Hakeim (6), Trocadero (6, 9)
On March 16, 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! 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.

 

Les Salon du Tourisme 2016 | March 16 – 19
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. 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,

 

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 Body Fitness | March 17 – 19
Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versaille 
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
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 in 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! 

 

Six Nations Championship | March 18
Stade de France
93216 Saint-Denis
Metro : Saint Denis – Porte de Paris (13),  Gare de la Plaine Stade de France (RER B)
Price : From 134 euros
For all the rugby fans out there, this will be a big day for France. France haven’t won against Wales in the Tournament since 2011, so let’s see if Les Bleus have it in them to succeed this year. Get online now for last minute tickets to watch the match live!

 

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 23 – 26
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. 

 

Salon du Livre | March 24 – 27
Porte de Versailles Paris Expo
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
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. Get your tickets now by clicking on the link above!


ECU Launch Party
| March 29
1 Rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris
Metro: St Germain de Pres, Mabilon (8)
Come celebrate the launch of the European Film Festival. It will be held at Rive Gauche from 19h30 with a bar, some great music, free entry and a chance to meet and network with some of the best in the independent film community!


Cinéma du Réel
| March 24 – April 4
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 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.

 

 

SHOWS

 

Olivier Giraud “How to become a Parisian in one hour” | March 2017
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009
Metro : Grands Boulevard (8, 9)

Price : 24-50 euro depending on ticket
The famous one man comedic show has been going for years now in Paris and has become hugely popular. All those typical “Parisianisms” and French ways of life are brought to the forefront on stage by Olivier Giraud in way that will have you laughing so hard that you’ll be falling off the edge of your seats! Allow Olivier Giraud to teach you about the French in just one hour and we promise it’ll be totally worth your time! Book tickets now online throughout March on from Thursdays – Sundays.

 

Rock the Ballet | Now – April 8
Location varies according to date of show
16 Rue de Clichy, 75009
Metro : Trinité-d’Estienne d’Orves (12),  Liege (13)

Price : From 38 – 66 euro (see link for full pricing)
Rock the Ballet is returning to Paris for it’s new incredible show featuring the Bad Boys of Dance and the Pretty Girls of Dance. Watch the ballet dancers electrify the room with classical dance, jazz, hip hop, tap, and even martial arts dancing to the sounds of Coldplay, Kanye West, Aerosmith, Maroon 5 and many more! Check out the schedule and book your tickets now for the show of a life time!

Les Trois Mousquetaires | Now – July 2017
Dôme des Paris – Palais des Sports
34 Boulevard Victor, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : From 39 euros
Everyone knows the story of the Three Musketeers and we are so excited that it’s coming to Paris! Reserve your spaces now online and go and watch the fantastic performance of the three musketeers protecting the kingdom!

 

Les Misérables | March 3 – 5
Le Palais des Congres de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017
Metro : Porte Maillot (1, RER C)
Price : From 39 euros
The sensational, and universally known, musical, Les Misérables, will be performed on stage for 3 days only at the Palais des Congres de Paris, before touring the rest of France. There’s still plenty of tickets available online so make sure you book them fast before they sell out. This is a show that is not to be missed!

 

Carmen | March 7 – July 16
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : From €120 (limited tickets left)
Immediately considered a masterpiece all over Europe, Carmen took a long time to impose itself in Paris where its creation in 1875 enjoys a contrasting reception. Composed on a libretto by Meilhac and Halevy, opera abolishes the boundary between tragic and comic with a modernity that at the time caused scandal. The beauty of Bizet’s music, which unites the unforgettable tunes, will make it, from year to year, the lyrical work most played in the world. Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to book yours now to guarantee a place.

 

Le Songe d’Une Nuit d’Été | March 9 – 29
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : From 70 euros
One of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix, so you can expect to see not only a beautiful opéra, but incredible design and visuals. 

 

Drake | March 12 – 14
Paris Bercy – AccorHotels Arena
8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012
Metro : Bercy (6, 14)
Price : From 86,20 euro
Drake is returning to Paris once again for The Boy Meets World tour 2017. If you’re a fan of Drake and want to see him live at the Bercy stadium, then book tickets now before they all set out!

 

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

 

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection | Now – March 5
Foundation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Metro : Les Sablons (1)
Price: full fare 16 euros
This excellent collection by Russian art connoisseur was such a popular exhibition that the LV Foundation decided to extend it until March. Now that you have the chance, do not lose out on seeing some of the most renowned works of art by Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and more!

 

Le Centre Pompidou: Fetes des 40 Ans | Now – March 5
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro : Rambuteau (ligne 11), Hôtel de Ville (lignes 1 et 11), Châtelet (lignes 1, 4, 7, 11 et 14) RER : Châtelet Les Halles (lignes A, B, D)
This extended birthday celebration will kick off with a weekend of concerts, parades, talks and promised surprises – all free! Following the weekend of February 4th and 5th, there are a variety of special exhibitions surrounding the theme of revival and celebration.

 

L’Art des Studios d’Animation Walt Disney : Le Mouvement par Nature | Now – March 5
Art Ludique – Le Musée
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5,10, RER C)
Price : 16.50 euro, Reduced – 11 euro
The Art Ludique museum has collaborated with the Walt Disney Animation Research Library to write and create this exhibition. With a selection of 350 exceptional art pieces, the presentation will highlight the studio’s modernism and artistry for almost a century.

 

Frédéric Bazille – La Jeunesse de L’impressionnisme| Now – March 5
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Solférino (12) Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro, Under 18 – free
The exhibition invites us to take a look at an artist who, in spite of his early death, was a key figure in the birth of Impressionism. The most recent research and scientific studies in particular shed light on Bazille’s methods of working and his links with Monet and Renoir, and reveal evidence of works that were thought to have disappeared – the missing links in an unusual body of work.

 

Vermeer et Les Maîtres de la Peinture de Genre | Now – May 22
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001
Metro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1)
Price : 17 euros

One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions of 2017 is opening on February 22nd and will continue for 3 months. The exhibition will showcase the excellent work of Vermeer in comparison to his contemporaries. Vermeer appeared to belong to a network of painters who specialised in the depiction of everyday life, but through the dynamic rivalry with other painters we see his individuality come through.

 

Corps en Mouvement. La Danse au Musée | Now – July 3
La Petite Galerie, Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001
Metro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1)
Price : 17 euros
The Petite Galerie at the Louvre is dedicating it’s space to the representation of the “Body in Movement”. This new exhibition looks at artworks ranging from antiquity to the early 20th century and the challenges facing artists in their representation of movement. The focus on movement in this particular exhibition is for dance and here you will have the opportunity to see the ways in which artists have been able to capture dance movements in their work.

 

L’Afrique des Routes | Now – November 17
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Metro : Gare du Pont de L’Alma (RER C), Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 10 euro, Reduced – 7 euro
This exhibition evokes the routes by river, land and sea that contributed to the movement and contact of men, materials and artworks, from the fifth millennium BC to the present day. Ranging from the chariots engraved in caves in the Sahara to the Chinese porcelain of Madagascar, from the Candomblé cults and rituals of South America to the contemporary mixed art of the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, it presents a portrait of a continent at the centre of world history. sculptures, gold and ivory pieces, paintings and other artworks will be on display for you to see and follow the story.

 

Studio Blumenfeld New York 1941-1960 | March 3 – June 4
Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10, RER C)

Price : 5 euros, Reduced – 4 euros
The Cité de la Mode et du Design proposes to discover the artistic journey of the fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, his constant thirst for exploration and his search for an identity through colour photography which, in the 40’s and 50’s, influenced America.

 

Au-delà des Étoilers. Le Paysage Mystique de Monet à Kandinsky | March 14 – June 24
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro, Under 18 – Free
The Mystic Landscape exhibition aims to look at the mystical aspect of the Symbolist landscape and cosmos.  In the West, since the Renaissance, the landscape has been recognised as the pictorial genre that can give expression to inner feelings through form and conveys immediate spiritual experiences that cannot be put into words. The selection of art work on display for this exhibition aims to convey these experiences through art.

 

Balenciaga L’Oeuvre au Noir | March 8 – July 16
Palais Galliera
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera, 75016
Metro : Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 10 euro, Reduced – 7 euro, Under 18 – Free
In tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972), the Palais Galliera presents : Balenciaga, the black work resonating with the black sounds of a sewing alchemist. From the large plaster hall to the contemporary extension of Portzamparc, through the workshops of Bourdelle, the couturier’s pieces establish a sharp, black-and-white dialogue with this great master of sculpture at the turn of the 20th century. If you’re into fashion, then this exhibition is expected to be one of the best in the fashion world this year. 

 

Jardins | March 15 – July 24
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 14 euro, Reduced – 10 euro
Jardins is a modest attempt to echo the words of Foucault, often quoted but no less important for that: «The garden is the smallest part of the world and the whole world at the same time.»
Presented at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, this multidisciplinary assembly of painting, sculptures, photographs, drawings, films and more is neither a comprehensive history of garden art, nor a catalogue with any aspirations to being exhaustive. Related notions such as that of nature, are kept away from an exhibition whose focus remains solely on its subject, which also wants to demonstrate, in the manner of a giant collage, how the garden is a complete work of art, that stimulates all of the senses, asking the central question of representation.

 

 

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