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What To Do in Paris in March

Your Guide to What’s Happening in Paris this Month
Runners running in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Photo by Marc Caraveo, CC BY 2.0
March 3, 2024
There’s loads happening in Paris this March, including a lot of incredible art exhibitions and some stellar live shows. If you’re not sure where to start when looking at this month’s crowded cultural calendar, scroll down to find our top suggestions.

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Winter’s wrapping up and with that comes an explosion of activities and events in Paris. Our agenda is chock-full this month including an opera, a one-woman comedy show, a music-themed exhibition at a little-known Paris children’s museum, and more. 

Read on for our highlights of what’s happening in Paris this March:

Happening Every March in Paris

Things To Do in Paris, March 2024

Happening Every March in Paris

Races to Run | March 3 – 12, 2024

March in Paris means it’s time to run. As the first days of spring arrive, so do the first big foot races in the French capital!

The 2024 running season starts off with France’s largest half marathon, the Semi de Paris, on March 3. This year’s Paris half-marathon is already full, but you can already pre-register for the 2025 edition.

The following week brings the 10k and half marathon of La Grande Course du Grand Paris (website in French), leading participants from central Paris through the neighboring suburbs of Saint-Denis and Vincennes.

If you’re not up for a race but would still like to get in a workout while in the city, these are some of the best places to go for a run in Paris.

Semi de Paris: March 3, 2024
La Grande Course du Grand Paris: March 12, 2024

Couple of runners in Paris stretching on bridge overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Beginning of Blossom Season in Paris | Mid- Late-March

Come mid- to late-March, all of Paris is in bloom, with beautiful magnolia blossoms, pretty pink cherry blossoms, bright yellow daffodils, and everything in between popping up in all the green spaces around the city.

So be sure to stop by the Jardin des Plantes if you’re in town at the end of the month to catch its Japanese cherry tree and check out our guide to the best of blossom hunting in Paris for more places to enjoy the show nature puts on each spring.

Mount Fuji tree in bloom at the Jardin des Plantes
Photo by Moonik via Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0

Things To Do in Paris, March 2024

Movies with Lost in Frenchlation | March 8 – 28, 2024

Every month, our friends over at Lost in Frenchlation host several screenings of current French movies with English subtitles at cinemas across town. Whether you’re just visiting Paris for a few days or are an anglophone expat who now calls the City of Light home, these movie nights are a great way to immerse yourself in French culture without needing to speak French fluently.

The movies this March celebrate International Women’s Day, International French Language Day, the Oscars:

  • Friday, March 8: Madame de Sévigné + Q&A with the director at L’Arlequin
  • Sunday, March 10: Anatomie d’une Chute + Oscars Night Special at Club de l’Étoile
  • Friday, March 15: The Zone of Interest + Cannes Grand Prix Special at L’Entrepôt
  • Wednesday, March 20: Même si tu vas sur la lune – Premiere in presence of film crew at Luminor
  • Sunday, March 24: Daaaaaaali! + Comedy Night at Le Balzac
  • Thursday, March 28: Le Successeur + Midnight in Paris Movie Tour at Luminor
Schedule of French movies in English in Paris, March 2024

Easter Egg Hunts in Paris | March 31, 2024

If you’ll be in the French capital on Sunday, March 31, why not celebrate Easter in Paris by taking the kids to a chasse aux oeufs?

Easter egg hunts take place in several different locations throughout Paris, including parks, museum gardens, and even some unexpected places.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont’s Great Easter Egg Hunt

The ‘Grande Chasse aux Oeufs’ is free, open to all, and starts at the park’s Pavillon Puebla.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
Metro Buttes Chaumont or Botzaris

Charity Easter Egg Hunt at the Parc André Citroën

The park’s annual ‘Chasse aux Oeufs Solidaire’ is open to children ages 3 -10 years old. A ‘hunting license’ costs 6€, with proceeds going to support the Secours populaire français, a charity helping to fight poverty and social injustice. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, several other kid-friendly activities are proposed for 3€, including face painting!

See the event’s website (French only) to get your ‘hunting license’ or purchase on-site the day of the event.

Sunday, March 31, 2024 | 09:00 – 19:00
Parc André Citroën, 2 Rue Cauchy, 75015 Paris
Metro Lourmel or Javel

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