Foire du Trône | Now – May 23
Pelouse de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Metro : Liberté (8)

Price : Adult – 25 euro, Child (under 12) – 15 euro
One of the oldest funfairs in France, the Foire du Trône dates back to the year 957 where it was primarily an open-air market. Today, the fair boasts over 350 attractions with over 1,400 workers and is considered the most popular funfair in France for visitors of all ages.


Indoor de France – All Star Wind Games – April 1 & 2
l’AccorHotels Arena de Bercy
8, boulevard de Bercy, 75012
Metro : Bercy (6 , 14)
Price : Between 25 – 65 euro
The indoor windsurfing competition is coming to Paris, thanks to the French Sailing Federation, la Fédération Française de Voile, for two days only this April. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance for this not to be missed event!


International Pillow Fight Day | April 2
Place de la République
Metro : République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Attracting tens of thousands of people each year, the 7th annual pillow fight day is back this weekend and will be taking place in over 100 cities around the world. If you’re in Paris for the day and want to join in on some silly and harmless fun, then get your pillow ready and come down to Place de la République for one big, massive pillow fight!


Veggie World | April 2 & 3
Le Centquatre
5 Rue Curial, 75019
Metro : Riquet (7)
Price : 8 euro
Veggie World, a consumer exhibition and trade fair for vegan lifestyle, is taking place in Paris at the beginning of April for the first time ever! Expect to learn about all things vegan, raw, organic, sustainable, and fair trade, whilst having the opportunity to talk and listen to over 80 different exhibitors who are experts in their domain. 


Drawing Now Paris – Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain | Now – April 3
Le Carreau du Temple 
4 Rue Eugène Spuller, 75003
Metro : Temple (3) Filles du Calvaire (8)
Price : 16 euro, Reduced – 9 euro
For the first few days of April, the Festival of Modern Design will take over the six-storey building in the 3rd arrondissement, featuring over 70 different galleries from France and all around the world. The festival will provide visitors with a full introduction to the diversity of 50 years of contemporary drawing.


Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris | April 3
It’s that time of the year again where many brave athletes take over the streets of Paris to complete the 40th Paris Marathon. Given that Paris is such a beautiful city, the route is one of the most scenic and will take you past all the most famous monuments in Paris including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Bois de Boulogne, and the list goes on! If running isn’t your thing, cheer from the sidelines to show these courageous people some support!


Festival Chorus des Hauts-de-Seine | April 1 – 10
Village du Festival Chorus, La Défense 
Metro : La Défense (1, RER A)
Price : Week pass – 60 euro, I night pass – 25 euro, Reduced – 20 euro
The 10 day music festival will feature 120 artists who’ll be performing both at La Défense and at partner venues in the Hauts-de-Seine region. Whatever music you’re into, this festival has something for everyone! Get your tickets now online and go enjoy the festival!


Salon des Seniors | April 7 – 10
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
A special exhibition dedicated to the seniors in Paris, over 70 conferences and 300 exhibitors await you. Covering all areas of life including; rights, pensions, health, technology, tourism, home, leisure, culture etc, you’ll be able to learn and ask questions to specialist as well as joining in on some workshops. Check out the link above for a full itinerary of the exhibition.


ÉCU Film Festival | April 8 – 10
Cinema les 7 Parnassiens
The European Independent Film Festival
108 rue Damremont, 75018
Metro : Jules Joffrin (12)

Price : VIP pass – 100 euro, Tickets vary from 10 – 25 euro (see link above for full pricing)
The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The 3 day festival provides a unique platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible. Check out the website to see a detailed list of all the films and events happening throughout the festival.


No Finish Line | April 9 – 13
2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007
Metro : École-Militaire (8), Bir-Hakeim (6)
Price : 120 euro per person
The second edition of the Paris No Finish Line will hold a 5 day running event for up to 100 runners to run for charity. Running as many laps as possible of the Champ-de-Mars during the 5 day and 4 night competition will mean making more money for the Children & Future charity, so join if you can, and if you can’t then support those who participate!


Salon Chiens Chats | April 16 & 17
Espace Champerret
6 Rue Jean Oestreicher, 75017
Metro : Louis Michel (3), Porte de Champerret (3)

Price : 13 euro, 6-12 years old – 7 euro, Under 6 – free
Attracting over 25,000 visitors each year, the 5th edition of the Dogs and Cats salon is returning to Paris and bringing with it 500 dogs and 400 cats! If you’re looking for a new pet, or want to learn about the services available for your little pooch then this is the festival for you. Learn about the latest trends, products and services available to you and your pet!


The Colour Run | April 17
Hotel de Ville
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004
Metro : Hôtel de Ville (1)
Price : See link for various pricing
The most colourful run in the world, the 5km Colour Run, has returned to Paris once again! Even if running isn’t your thing, this is a chance to let loose, enjoy the beautiful city of Paris and fill yourselves with colour! Surrounded by thousands of other athletes and non-athletes, this will be a day that you will never forget!


Intermat 2016 | April 16 – 21
Paris Nord Villepinte 
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
RER : Parc des Expositions (RER B)

The number one construction and material exhibition in Paris, Intermat. If you are in the construction industry then this is a must for you. The international exhibition allows you to learn about all the latest equipment and techniques within the construction industry.


International Jazz Day | April 30
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Taking place all over the world, a day dedicated to jazz, and jazz only!


Foire de Paris | April 29 – May 8
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : Advanced tickets – 12,50 euro, On the door – 14 euro – see link for full pricing
Discover the latest French decorating trends at the worlds largest home fair, Foire de Paris. Taking place at the large exhibition hall in Porte de Versailles, 3,500 European brands will be attending the fair, showing you the all the latest home and lifestyle trends. Get your tickets early for cheaper prices by clicking on the link above!





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.


Shen Yun | April 15 – 17
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017
Metro : Porte de Maillot (1, RER B)

Price : Starting from 45 euro
For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China.Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture. Through the universal language of music and dance, the show will take you o n a journey of 5000 years of Chinese culture with classically trained dancers and a unique orchestra.


Spectacle de l’École de Danse | April 14 – 18
Palais Garnier 
8 Rue Scribe, 75009
Metro : Opéra (3, 7, 8)
Price : Starting from 25 euro
The Opéra school of dance explores the classical and contemporary repertoire, with both a modern and academic style. 10 young dancers will perform short variations, ending with a ballet of half-human and half-butterfly creatures meeting convicts on the run.


Flashdance | April 28 – 30
Le Dôme de Paris – Palais des Sports
34 Boulevard Victor, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : Starting from 46 euro
In honour of the 30th anniversary of the film Flashdance, the musical comedy is coming to the stage in Paris this April. Make sure to go and watch this spectacle with over 30 different artists inspiring you to sing and dance all night long! Book your tickets now before they sell out!


Rigoletto | April 9 – May 30
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : Starting from 15 euro (see link for full pricing)
The three act melodrama composed by Giuseppe Verdi, is coming to the Opéra Bastille during April and May 2016. Find out the storyline of the music drama from the link above and reserve your seats before they are sold out.


The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
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.




AD Collections à l’Hôtel de la Marine | April 1 – 10
Hôtel de la Marine
2 Place de la Concorde, 75008
Metro : Concorde (1, 8, 12)
Price: 10 euro
AD magazine will present its second ‘AD Collections’ exhibition at the majestic Hotel de la Marine in Paris from April 1 to 10 2016. Don’t miss this stunning display of exceptional furniture by the crème de la crème of both furniture designers and decorators.


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.


Hubert Robert : Un Peintre Vissionaire | Now – 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 | Now – 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.


Seydou Keïta | Now – July 7
Grand Palais 
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 11 euro, Reduced – 8 euro
Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Showing off his subjects to best advantage, his mastery of framing and light and the modernity and inventiveness of his compositions all earned him a huge success. He retired in 1977 after having been the official photographer of a Mali that had become independent. His work constitutes an exceptional testimony to the Malian society of his time. 


Entre Sculpture et Photographie | April 12 – July 17
Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13)
Price : 11,30 euro, Reduced – 8,30 euro
The Musée Rodin continues to explore the fruitful relationship between sculpture and photography. This exhibition is an invitation to look at eight artists from the second half of the 20th century who work directly with sculpture and photography.


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.


Fashion Forward : 3 Siècles de Mode (1715 – 2016) | April 8 – August 14
Musée des Arts Décoratifs 
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Metro : Palais Royale – Musée du Louvre
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its fashion collection from April 7 to August 14, 2016. The exhibition will bring together 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion from the 18thcentury to today, selected from the museum’s collections to provide a novel chronological overview.



Picasso Sculptures | Now – 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.


James Bond 007 L’exposition | April 16 – September 4
Grande Halle de la Villette 
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : 21,99 euro, Under 12 – 16,99 euro
The Grande Halle de la Villette welcomes the James Bond exposition starting April 16th, featuring more than 500 original objects, including aston martin, gadgets, costumes, photo shoots, exclusive pieces and more! This is the exposition of the month and one not to be missed, we can’t ignore the Bond fans inside of us!


Barbie | Now – 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.


Artistes à Montmartre : 1870 -1910 | Now – September 30
Musée de Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018
Metro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)

Price : 9,50 euro, Reduced – 7,50 euro
The exhibition “Artists of Montmartre: 1870-1910” accompanies the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Museum of Montmartre. The exhibition will feature the works of over twenty artists who lived and developed their art in Montmartre in the late 19th century, revealing the transformation of Montmartre as a major centre of art in Paris.



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