38 Great Things To Do In Paris In April 2024 – Bienvenue au Printemps!

Springtime in Paris – 38 Great Things To Do In April 2024

April in Paris is so magical they even write songs about it. Springtime here may bring showers, but also days of glorious sunshine. So, let's take a look at four dozen of the best tours, Seine dinner cruises, museum exhibitions, and events in Paris — during a brand new Spring in Paris !

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Things to Do in Paris April 2024

Bateaux Parisiens VIP Dinner Cruise

Christmas Dinner Cruise

Paris looks its best from a bateau cruising down the Seine River. Especially when you're enjoying a classic French meal with wine. Sit back at your private table and relax during this scenic dinner cruise as you see Paris from a different perspective, with all the famous landmarks lit up for your viewing pleasure. We know it costs more, but choose the Service Privilège option for the best seating, the best meal, and champagne — the ultimate experience.

Experience the Magnificence of Versailles

Versailles Guided Tour & Grand Canal Gourmet Lunch

Versailles is a magnificent reminder of the glory of France's royal history. April is an ideal month to take a trip to see the palace, with the gardens coming into bloom. But, do it the easy & leisurely way — with a guided tour from Paris. Your guide takes you right past the long ticket lines and into the palace and gardens, making the past come alive with stories of those bygone days.

Maxim's of Paris Seine Dinner Cruise

Maxim's of Paris

Maxim's of Paris first opened its Art Nouveau doors in 1900 for the Paris Universal Exposition. Now, you can experience the classic dishes made famous at the historic turn-of-the-century brasserie while on a Seine River dinner cruise — think lobster, truffles and fresh seafood. Drift past world-class monuments all aglow at night.

Discover the Masterpieces of the Louvre

Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Guided Tour

The Louvre is very popular, with long line-ups. We recommend a priority-access tour that gets you past the crowds and into the museum. View the most famous works of art — Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and of course, the Mona Lisa. After the tour you have plenty of time to wander at your own pace. Also available as a private tour.

Skip the Lines at the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tour

Choose the easy, priority way to get to the top. There are always long lines at the Eiffel Tower — it is the most popular monument in the world. But, there are ways to avoid standing in line for hours and, luckily, we've found a few. You're in Paris to have fun, not to languish in line, so be sure to book a skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour before you leave home.

Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise + Live Music

Dinner Cruise + Live Music

Indulge your inner romantic when you're in the City of Love. Reserve a table on a bateau for an evening dinner cruise to view the City of Lights at its most magical. While you dine on a 4-course classic French dinner, accompanied by live music on-board, you slowly float past the most famous illuminated landmarks — Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower.

Classical Music in Paris

Classical Music in Paris

One of our best Insiders tips for travelers to Paris is to attend a classical music concert. This April there's a lineup of stellar operas and ballets at Palais Garnier and Opera Bastille. There are also Easter concerts at Sainte Chapelle and other spectacular venues dotted in the Latin Quarter and the Right Bank. Be sure to check out what will be playing when you're in Paris in spring.

Sip Champagne on a Seine River Cruise

Champagne Cruise Along the Seine

Can you guess why this is one of our favorite activities? That's right — it pairs Paris with champagne, the perfect combination. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. And what a scenery it is! Glide past world-famous monuments while sipping bubbly and discovering that perhaps the best way to see the City of Lights is on a bateau.

Musée d'Orsay Impressionism Tour

w"> Orsay Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

It's one thing to wander through Musée d'Orsay, peering randomly at its Impressionist art. It's another thing to be taken on a small-group tour in which an art expert guides you through Europe's most popular Impressionist museum. You'll love the stories and learn so much about the lives and works of van Gogh, Renoir and Monet.

Night Bike Ride + River Cruise

Paris Night Bike Tour

Paris is lovely in spring, making it the perfect time for a bike ride. But, this is a ride with differences. First, it takes place at night, and you ride down ancient streets, cruising past famous monuments when they are all lit up. But that's not all — after your ride you hop on a river boat for a nighttime cruise on the Seine. A glass of wine is included, of course!

Dinner & Cabaret at the Moulin Rouge

ET, dinner cruise, Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is an essential Paris experience. This nighttime extravaganza is the best way to get the total experience, with a classic 4-course dinner, champagne, and a view of the show from some of the best seats in the house. Marvel at the glorious spectacle, the costumes, and the dancers as you sip bubbly. An extraordinary evening you will remember for years to come.

Private Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer

We recommend that you arrange transportation from the airport into central Paris before you leave home. It's nice to know what's going to happen when you arrive. Book a private transfer in advance and your driver will be there to meet you on your arrival, ready to whisk you directly to your Paris hotel. Start your vacation with a touch of luxury… and relaxation.

The Best Left Bank Hotels –

Top Left Bank Hotels

We love the Left Bank of Paris. Since Hemingway and the Jazz Age, the Left Bank has defined the essence of Paris, and it's the best district in the city to call home. The Saint-Germain neighborhood is charming, and so are the best of the hotels in the quartier. In fact, here are our picks of the top 9 Left Bank hotels. Bonne nuit!

The Wonders of Versailles

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Priority-Access Tour of Versailles

VIP Versailles

If you don't have a full day to spend at Versailles, this very popular half-day tour includes priority access. Led by an expert guide, this small-group activity includes transportation from Paris. It's available in the morning and in the afternoon.

Versailles + Claude Monet's Gardens

Monet's Magical Gardens at Giverny

In April the fabulous gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet are back in bloom. Travel through the lovely French countryside to Giverny, where you visit both Monet's home and his gardens, including the famous Japanese bridge. Best of all, the day also includes a guided visit to the chateau and gardens of Versailles.

Versailles En Bicyclette – Day Tour

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

If you're more of a sportif sort of traveler, this is the day tour for you. Cycle through the idyllic countryside near Versailles with your guide leading the way. Shop the local markets for picnic supplies and stop for an impromptu lunch in — you guessed it — the gardens of Versailles! Also explore the palace on this VIP skip-the-line day of exploration.

Your Own Private Versailles

VIP Versailles

Treat yourself to a royal experience with a private tour of Versailles. It all begins right at your Paris address where a private driver whisks you off to the estate. There you meet a professional guide to walk you through the Versailles experience. It's a day of luxury for just you and your party, and perfect if you don't want to spend a full day.

Delectable Food & Wine Experiences

Things to Do in Paris April 2024

Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar

Cheese & Wine Tasting

It's like getting a VIP pass into a cheese cellar in the Marais… with a Master Affineur at your side. In the cheese-aging cave you will sample seven classic French fromages, along with wines, as you discover how cheese became one of the most revered foods of France. The small group is limited to 10 to ensure there's more cheese for you!

A Taste of Montmartre Food & Wine Tour

Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Tour

Join a food-expert guide for a walking tour of historic Montmartre to taste some of the best foods found in France — charcuterie, cheeses, wine, pastries, chocolate, bread. This quartier on the hill is famous for its cobblestone streets, café and terraces, and for the bohemian crowd who once lived here. Don't miss the views of of the rest of the city from its highest point.

Dine on the Eiffel Tower at Madame Brasserie

Dinner on the Eiffel Tower

Tap into the best of Parisian living with dinner or lunch on the Eiffel Tower at the highly-rated Madame Brasserie. With a stellar menu by Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx, you'll marvel at the views as well as the classic French dishes. Choose the Grande Dame – Paris View option for the best views and the best meal.

The Food & Wine of the Marais

Food & Wine of the Marais

This popular food tour through the Marais is garnering high praise from travelers. Walk through the historic Marais neighborhood with your guide to visit the top food & wine shops, tasting the best of French food like cheese, charcuterie, baguettes, chocolate, and wine. You start your tour at the oldest food market in the city.

Bateaux Parisiens Gourmet Lunch Cruise

Seine River Gourmet Lunch

Here's an activity where you don't do anything except eat and drink — unless, that is, you want to look out the window at the fabulous monuments of Paris passing by. A cruise down the Seine on a bateau while being served a 3-course gourmet lunch is fun, casual, as well as delicious. Combine fine dining with a tour of Paris… riverside. Be sure to choose the Service Premier option for the ultimate experience.

Wine Tasting in the Heart of Paris

Wine Tasting in the Heart of Paris

You simply cannot come to Paris without tasting French wine. Not allowed. The professional sommeliers on these fun and informal wine tastings cover a lot of wine territory and deliver an extensive tasting of wines in a charming wine bar smack in the center of Paris. We prefer the 2-hour grand cru wine tasting, but we also like the wine tasting + lunch option.

Chocolate & Patisserie Tour of Saint-Germain

Chocolate and Pastry Walking Tour

Forget love and marriagefor us it's Paris and chocolate that go together. And when you throw in French pastries, we're in heaven. That's just where this Paris guided walking tour takes you. Follow a food-expert guide as you wander between Saint-Germain's iconic chocolate & pastry shops to learn the secrets and techniques of each. Did we mention all the sampling?

Learn to Make Croissants with a Pastry Chef

Learn to Make Croissants with a Pastry Chef

In a kitchen in Paris learn the art of making flaky, buttery croissants, the very epitome of French baking. A professional chef takes you through all the steps to master this iconic pastry. While you're here in the City of Food, take the chance to learn how to make croissants in your own kitchen.

Paris Cooking Class & Food Market Tour

Market Tour & Classic French Cooking

Visiting an open-air food market in Paris is an quintessential French food experience. With an expert chef at your side, meet local merchants and learn all about French specialties. Then, with loaded baskets, it's back to the cooking studio where chef will show you how to create a fabulous 3-course lunch. Then, relax and enjoy your meal. With wine, of course!

Glorious Day Trips From Paris

Things to Do in Paris April 2024

Spend a Day in the Champagne Region

A Day In Champagne

Your driver gathers you from your Paris hotel and whisks you away on an action-packed day in the Land of Bubbly. Visit champagne estates plus the famous underground caves where thousands of bottles are stored. Drive through the vineyards to the village of Hautvilliers, home of Dom Perignon. Sample as much as you want — someone else is driving!

Visit the D-Day Beaches from Paris

D-Day Tour

The landing beaches of Normandy are among the most famous battle sites of World War II, and were an important step to the ending of that conflict. Today the event is remembered with monuments, museums, and dedicated cemeteries, as well as a visit to the beaches themselves. Take a day to step back in time on a day trip that returns you to Paris the same evening.

The Loire Valley – Chateaux & Wines

Chateaux of the Loire Valley Day Tour

The Loire Valley is famous for its Renaissance castles and for its fine wines. This is the day tour to the valley that visitors love most. Could it be because it includes not only tours of the most impressive castles in the world, but also a guided tasting of the equally-famous Loire Valley wines? With an expert guide, it's an easy day trip from Paris.

Monet's House & Gardens in Giverny

Monet's House & Gardens

Available again now that the warm weather of April is here, visit the house & gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. This charming small-group (8 people max) tour includes transportation from Paris and an expert guide. The gardens will be full of the freshness of spring, and the waterlilies will be blooming on the idyllic pond where Monet painted for 43 years. The day also includes a visit to Monet's gravesite.

What's On at the Museums

Things to Do in Paris April 2024

Louvre + Orsay Museums Skip-the-Line Tour

Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-Line Tour

Time is precious when you're in Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line access on this small-group combo tour. You'll get ahead of the long lines at both the enormous Louvre Museum AND at Musée d'Orsay. See the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo at the Louvre, before heading to the d'Orsay to view the Impressionist paintings by Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh. Group size is limited to 8 to ensure a better experience.

Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism

Inventing Impressionism

2024 is the the 150th anniversary of Impressionism! On April 15, 1874, the first exhibition by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne and 28 other painters was held outside of the official Paris Salon exhibition. See 130 works by these legendary artists and discover details about Paris in 1874.
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ends July 14, 2024


1874 – The Immersive Experience

Experience the first Impressionist exhibition through virtual reality. It's Paris, April 15, 1874; 30 painters are presenting 165 of their works, all rejected by the official Paris Salon. Claude Monet, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, and Edgar Degas changed the history of art. This immersive experience brings together architectural plans, aerial photographs, studio archives as well as reviews by journalists and critics of the time


The Paris of Modernity

The Modern Age (1905 to 1925) was a period when Paris exploded with an artistic and cultural energy that continues to dazzle us today. This exhibition explores fashion, cinema, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, design, and architecture from this pivotal era in the history of Paris.


Hector Guimard & the Paris Metro

In 1899 Architect Hector Guimard won the competition held by the Compagnie Générale du Métropolitain to design the entrances to the stations of the brand-new Metro system, le plus modern mode of transportation. His inspired designs set the tone of Paris for the 20th century. Learn about the history of Guimard and see his original drawings exhibited for the first time!


Shaman Visions from the Peruvian Amazon

Art under the influence. Ayahuasca — a hallucinogenic drink used by indigenous societies in the Amazon — was popularization by the Beat Generation of the 1950s. Traditionally administered by a shaman for therapeutic or religious purposes, the psychedelic beverage is also linked to artistic creation. View visionary images created under the influence by indigenous artists and by Beat legends William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg.


Robert Ryman: The Eye in Action

This is American artist Robert Ryman's (1930-2019) first large-scale exhibition in France since 1981. Regarded as the founder of the American Minimalist movement, Ryman’s unique approach focussed on surface, space and light.


Near Eastern Antiquities in Dialogue

See ten ancient artworks from central Asia, Syria, Iran and Mesopotamia on loan from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dating from the 4th millennium BCE to the 5th century CE, this remarkable exhibition pairs ancient sculptures reunited for the first time in modern times.

  • Louvre Museum
  • Ends September 29, 2025


A New Look for Van Eyck

The first exhibition since 2014 to focus on Jan van Eyck's masterpiece, the Madonna of Chancellor Rolin. During the past decade, conservators have removed layers of varnish restoring the oeuvre to its former glory.


Olympism: Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy

Discover the roots of the first modern Olympic Games, and how the sporting competition of ancient Greece was reinvented in modern times. The exhibition will show how history and archaeology came together to create the world's greatest and most-watched sporting event.


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The Top Events in Paris

Things to Do in Paris April 2024

The Annual Paris Marathon

Paris Marathon

The annual Paris Marathon takes runners from Champs-Elysées near the Arc de Triomphe to Bois de Vincennes, ending at the Bois du Boulogne. Take a peek at the map to see the complete route. When the Paris marathon began in 1976 it attracted only a small group of dedicated marathoners. For 2021 the event was moved from spring to fall (October) but in 2024 the marathon will run (no pun intended) in the usual season.
• April 3, 2024

Art Paris – Art Fair

Grand Palais Éphémère

Art Paris brings together 120 international art galleries representing dozens of artists. Normally held under the majestic roof of the spectacular Grand Palais, Art Paris takes place in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ de Mars….

• Grand Palais Éphémère
• April 4 to 7, 2024

Festival du Livre de Paris

Festival du Livre de Paris

It's the biggest book fair in France with 160,000 visitors, 3,000 authors, and 30,000 bookish professionals gathering to share their expertise in the world of writing and publishing.
• Grand Palais Éphémère, 7e
• April 12 to 14, 2024


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Paris-Roubaix Challenge Cycling Race

Amateur cyclists compete in the legendary "Hell of the North" race on three difficult routes.

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