events in march in paris

March Events

Discover our selection of good deals for events in March in France.

LE PRINTEMPS DES POÈTES 2017

From Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th March 2017

This festival marks the beginning of March and the beginning of spring in France. It is a national event that has expanded to an international scale due to its great success. This year the festival will focus on the theme of ‘Africa’. Get to grips with the programme of the month HERE

EXPO PHOTO GRATUITE STUDIO BLUMENFELD – Cité de la Mode et du Design

3rd March to the 4th June 2017

The Cité de la Mode et du Design is hosting from the beginning of March a large retrospective of the work of fashion photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld. This exhibition will explore 640 of his photographs under the series ‘New York 1941-1960’. These were some of the most glamorous fashion images of the time. Transport yourself to a different age with these photographs and explore the difficult years of the Second World War and the post-war era.

FÊTE DES GRAND-MÈRES

Sunday 5th March

This national celebration of grand-mothers or ‘Grandmothers’ Day’, as we would say in English, holds particular significance in France. Do not forget to send your grandmother a message on this special day.

For more information check out our previous article on this tradition in France HERE

DICTÉE DU 19EME ARRONDISSEMENT

Saturday 18th March

In keeping with the theme of Language for the month of March, why not test out your French dictée skills. This is a traditional practice in French schools, the teacher will read out a text in French and you have to write it down the best you can. This is a great practice of French grammar and will no doubt improve your written French.

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CARNAVAL DES FEMMES 2017

Sunday 26th March

This “Women’s Carnival”, sometimes also known as la Fête des Blanchisseuses is back this year on Sunday 26th March. This carnival sees women proclaimed as queens and men dressed up as women to support the cause. Every year ‘les blanchisseuses’ would elect a queen from each washhouse and a queen of the community and all of the women would then parade the streets in costume. This festive tradition held significance in previous centuries and still continues today. Make sure to join in with this jovial procession around the Châtelet district.

Find out more here: http://carnaval-des-femmes.org/

BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN DE SAINT-ETIENNE

From 9th March to 9th April 2017

This International Design Biennale hosted by the Ecole regionale des Beaux-Arts and managed by the Cité du Design has been running since 1998 and is a spectacular display of contemporary design. Its aim was to normalise and to make new and innovative design more accessible to the public. Each year takes on a different theme relevant to a societal challenge or issue. There are many exhibitions in halls and places around the city that create a festive atmosphere around the town. With more than 200,000 visitors every year, make sure to check it out!