things to do in Paris
March 2014

A Concert at a Historic Church, a Spring Hike
& A Celtic Party on St-Paddy's Day

Things to do in Paris March 2014. Spring is in the air! Flowers in the city parks – Luxembourg, Tuileries and Jardin des Plantes – will be blossoming in a riot of color.

If you're Paris on March 16 or 23 plan on participating in the Paris Spring Hike, which rambles through the Bois de Boulogne, the Chateau de Bagatelle and continues onto the Eiffel Tower.

Spring is also a great time to explore the city and beyond. Versailles, Champagne and the Loire region are all close enough to Paris for an exciting day trip.

Classical music concerts can be heard in the famous Gothic churches of Paris including Saint Ephrem, Eglise des Billettes and La Madeleine. And for you celtic lovers, Paris adores St. Patrick's Day with plenty of celebrations at many of the best Irish pubs in the city.


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Things to Do in Paris – March 2014

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Things to do in Paris March 2014

Private Nighttime Tour + Dinner – NEW!

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Private Nighttime Tour

Our Paris Concierge has created some amazing new evening activities that combine an illuminations tour of the city with dinner in a recommended restaurant. We love it when a private driver picks us up for a 2-hour tour of the city and then whisks us to a fab restaurant where a table has been reserved. There are lots of options to choose from. How about dinner on the Eiffel Tower?
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Seine Cruise, City Illuminations & Dinner on Champs Elysées

Seine River Cruise

Two treats in one package! This popular tour combines the best of Paris. The evening begins with a ride down the Seine to admire the city beautifully lit up at night. You follow the illuminations tour with a dinner reservation at a famous French restaurant on the Champs Elysées.
Seine Cruise, Illuminations Tour & Dinner »

Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Spend an evening experiencing the best of Paris nightlife. You start off at the iconic Eiffel Tower for dinner on the second level. Then take in the lights of Paris, riverside, on an evening cruise on the Seine. Finally, complete the evening at Moulin Rouge for champagne and the hit cabaret, Feeire. The best part is that all the details are taken care of!
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Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tours

A Paris Insiders favourite
Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tours

You don't want to waste your valuable time in Paris standing in line. And the wait at the Eiffel Tower is over two hours! The best way to visit is to book a skip-the-line guided tour. We particularly like the sunset tours. Remember, the Eiffel Tower is one of those things you just can't miss. Put it on your list of must-dos and book a guided tour today.
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Night Cycling Tour of Paris

Night Bike Tour

Bike ride or river cruise? You don't have to choose, this tour is both! Cycle through the Paris spring evening on this fun tour that takes you through the best of the city on a gentle bike ride as you learn about the city. Then hop on a bateau for a relaxing nighttime cruise along the Seine River, with a glass of wine of course!
Night Cycling Tour/River Cruise »

Airport Transfer in Style

A Paris Insiders Secret
Airport Transfer

When we land we call on our Paris pal Manu to take us into the center of the city. We can ride in style and recover from the gruelling flight. There's nothing like seeing our private driver at the arrivals gate who takes care of our luggage, and seats us in comfort inside of his luxurious Mercedes. This Paris Insiders Secret is the only way to travel. Highly recommended.
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Paris City Tour, Seine River Cruise & Eiffel Tower Lunch

Paris City Tour

Combine a city tour with a cruise down the Seine River and top it of with lunch served on the Eiffel Tower. Start with the best of Paris — Place de l'Opera, Concorde, Invalides, Saint-Germain des Prés — before continuing to the Seine River for a cruise. The tour ends at 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant for stunning views and a delightful lunch. Choose from either a morning or afternoon tour.
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Top Day Trips From Paris

Things to do in Paris March 2014

Loire Valley Chateaux Day Trip

Chambord, Cheverny & Chenonceau
Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is close enough to Paris to make for a fine day trip. Known as the Valley of 1000 Chateaux, the Loire is home to some of the most impressive castles in the world. This fun day trip from Paris gets you to the big three — Cheverny, Chenonceau and Chambord.
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Versailles Small-Group Day Trip


The Palace of Versailles is one of the jewels of France. Why waste your time and energy getting there and waiting in line for tickets, when someone else can do the work for you? This private tour includes pick-up from your hotel, entrance fees and a small group tour of the palace and the spectacular gardens. Choose from a half-day or full-day tour.
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Day Trip to the Champagne Region

Champagne Region

Spring is the perfect time to head to Champagne country! Taste your way through the region and stop at the top champagne producers of France — Moët & Chandon and Mumm champagne houses. Visit the cathedral in Reims, the countryside of Epernay, and Napoleon's favorite champagne house. Hint: you'll have to go on the tour to find out which one it is.
Go to Champagne Country »

D-Day Tour From Paris – Day Trip

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
D-Day Beaches

Seventy years have passed since the Allied Forces arrived on the beaches of Normandy to begin the end of WWII. Starting and ending in Paris, spend a day exploring the beaches, monuments and museums on a trip that gets you back on the same day. We recommend the small group tour in a minivan, that collects you at your Paris hotel.
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Top Food & Wine Activities

Things to do in Paris March 2014

Wine Tasting in the Heart of Paris

Wine Tasting

You cover a lot of wine territory during this fun and informal wine tasting located in a wine cellar right in the middle of things. Your professional French sommelier (who speaks English) pours a wide tasting of wines from some of the classic French wine regions — Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone.
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Gourmet French Food Walking Tour

Gourmet French Food Walking Tour

Take a stroll through Paris exploring and tasting your way through fromageries, boulangeries and wine shops. Sample traditional French foods and find out about the craftsmanship that is involved in producing them. Morning tours are in the Latin Quarter, afternoon tours are in Montmartre.
Take a Food Walk in Paris »

Chocolate & Pastry Walking Tour

Chocolate & Pastry Walking Tour

Patisseries and chocolatiers are two of the most important Paris food groups, and there are great ones located in all parts of the city. Don't miss the chance to go behind-the-scenes on this VIP walking and tasting tour. Taste regional specialties and find out how all those delectable delights are made.
Chocolate & Pastry Walking Tour »


March 2014 Paris Updates

France begins at the Paris city gates and continues on forever. (Or so it seems.) There's so much of it you can see on day trips from Paris. For example, visit the historic D-Day beaches in Normandy.


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The Best of Paris Events

Things to do in Paris March 2014

Carnaval de Paris

Carnaval de Paris

Party like it's 1411! That's how long the Carnaval has been celebrated (except for a brief break between 1952 and 1997). But it's business as usual with parades and festivities that start at the Place Gambetta and end at the Hôtel de Ville.
• Place Gambetta, Hôtel de Ville
• March 2
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Randonnée Paris du Printemps (Paris Spring Hike)

Paris Spring Hike

Take a promenade through some of the prettiest parks and green spaces of Paris. The 12 km circuit takes you through the Bois de Boulogne and the Chateau de Bagatelle. The longer circuit continues to the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro and the Arc de Triomphe.
• Trocadéro
• March 16 & 23
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The Best of Classical Music

Things to do in Paris March 2014

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Hear Vivaldi's enduring Four Seasons performed by the Orchestre Les Violons at La Madeleine, the famous neo-classical church. The program also includes Ave Maria performed by soprano Cecile Besnard.
• Eglise de la Madeleine
• March 9, 22, 29
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Concerts at Eglise St-Ehprem

St Ehprem

One of the famous gothic churches of Paris, Saint Ephrem is the venue for a number of classical music concerts in March. Bach, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Chopin are among the composers featured.
• Eglise St-Ehprem
• Throughout March
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Paris Opera – The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

If you only ever see one opera in Paris, it should be Mozart's masterpiece: a comedy, a religious mystery, a fable, a work of wonder. Tickets are extremely limited, so you must order right now.
• Opera de la Bastille
• March 14, 17
Don't Miss Out, Order Now! »

What's New at the Museums

Things to do in Paris March 2014

Musée Delacroix

The Legacy of Delacroix. Masterpieces from the Collection of Étienne Moreau-Nélaton

See rare drawings and paintings of Delacroix from the collection of painter and art historian Étienne Moreau-Nélaton. Throughout his life Moreau-Nélaton collected pivotal works by Manet, Pissarro, Sisley and Delacroix.
• Musée Delacroix
• Ends March 17
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• Entrance to the museum is free with The Paris Museum Pass »

Vincent van Gogh/Antonin Artaud – Le Suicidé de la Société


This unusual exhibition brings together the tale of two men who died by their own hand: Vincent van Gogh and Antonin Artaud, French artist, poet, playwright and actor. In 1947 Artaud wrote an award-winning article, Van Gogh Le Suicidé de la Société which challenged the thesis of van Gogh's alienation. That article's rejection by the mainstream caused Artaud to commit suicide. The exhibit features letters, drawings, thirty paintings by van Gogh as well graphic works by Artaud.

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