Springtime in Paris – The Best Things To Do In March, 2024

The Best Things To Do In Paris – March 2024

Paris in March is a special time. (We know, we know; we say that about every month in Paris!) Flowers will be blossoming in a riot of color and the views from the Eiffel Tower will be majestic – especially from Madame Brasserie bistro. And don't miss classical music in Paris, including a special performance of the ballet La Fille Mal Gardée, at the spectacular Palais Garnier. Easter falls at the end of March, so check our most popular events for Easter in Paris.

Esprit de Paris – The Top Experiences

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Bateaux Parisiens VIP Dinner Cruise

Christmas Dinner Cruise

Paris looks great from dry land, but we think it looks even better from a boat cruising down the city's famous river. On this relaxing evening dinner cruise you see Paris from a different perspective, with all the famous landmarks lit up for your viewing pleasure as you enjoy a multi-course French meal with wine. Choose the Service Premier option for the best seating, the best meal, and champagne — the ultimate experience.

Maxim's of Paris Seine Dinner Cruise

Maxim's of Paris

Historic restaurant Maxim's of Paris presents a VIP dinner cruise. Marvel at the magical scenery as you cruise along the iconic Seine River with the nighttime lights of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre outside your window table. Dine on lobster, sip champagne in an unforgettable romantic atmosphere. Did we mention the live music?

Masterpieces of the Louvre

Skip the Lines at the Louvre

Don't spend your precious time in Paris waiting in the long line-ups at the Louvre. A small-group tour gets you ahead of the lines and into the world's largest & most popular museum. Highlights include the Venus de Milo, the Winged Nike of Samothrace and of course Mona. Group size is limited to six, which makes this perhaps the ultimate Louvre experience.

Eiffel Tower Priority Access

Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Tour

Because it's so very popular you can always expect to find long lines at the Eiffel Tower. So, we look for ways to skip the queues by booking an Eiffel Tower activity that bypasses the lines. Luckily, we've found quite a few of those. Since the ET is so popular, tours tend to sell out, so book as soon as you can.

Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise + Live Music

Dinner Cruise + Live Music

Here's another way to indulge your inner romantic on a magical evening cruise along the Seine, viewing the City of Lights at its best. While you dine on a decadent 4-course classic French dinner, accompanied by live music on-board, your bateau floats past illuminated landmarks like the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower.

Classical Music Concerts

Classical Music in Paris

One of the very best things to do in Paris is to attend a classical music concert. We love to hear favorites by Mozart, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Satie, and other master composers performed in the city's ancient churches. It's spine-tingling to attend a ballet or opera at Palais Garnier and Opera Bastille.

Dinner + Cabaret at the Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge Dinner + Roundtrip Hotel Transportation

Dine at the Moulin Rouge and marvel at the number-one rated cabaret in Europe. Take in the amazing spectacle, sipping champagne as you marvel at the costumes, sets, and dancers. Truly a night to remember. Moulin Rouge regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Champagne Cruise Along the Seine

Champagne Cruise Along the Seine

The beginning of spring seems to us the perfect time for a relaxed, champagne-fueled boat ride down the Seine. There's nothing for you to do except 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 from a bateaux.

Musée d'Orsay Impressionism Tour

Orsay Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

Marvel at the world's greatest collection of Impressionist works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Renoir on this skip-the-line tour of Musée d'Orsay led by an art expert guide. The small-group size ensures personal attention. Since the lines are always long, the best way to see the art is on this priority-access tour. Once the tour finishes, you're free to spend as much time as you want perusing the masterpieces.

Paris in One Day: Eiffel Tower Lunch + Cruise + Louvre

Paris in One Day

This action-packed tour takes you to the best of Paris with skip-the-line access bypassing the crowds. You have priority-access at the Eiffel Tower for lunch overlooking the sights of Paris. Then, hop on a boat at the banks of the Seine River to see the best of Paris landmarks, riverside. It's not over yet! Visit the Louvre for a guided tour of the world's most famous museum. Whew!

Night Bike Ride + River Cruise

Paris Night Bike Tour

Spring arrives this month, and it's a good time for a fun-filled guided cycling tour around the city's most famous monuments and landmarks. You'll cruise around the ancient streets of the Islands and then, at the end of the tour, hop on a river boat for a nighttime cruise on the Seine. A glass of wine is included, bien sûr!

Private Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer

Here's another great Insiders tip. Once you finally land in Paris you still have to find your way into the city. If you're like us, you don't like waiting in taxi lines. Instead, book a private transfer in advance. Your driver will be there to meet you on your arrival, ready to grab your baggage and whisk you directly to your Paris hotel. Start your vacation with a touch of luxury… and relaxation.

The Top 10 Left Bank Hotels

Top Left Bank Hotels

Who doesn't dream of roaming the Left Bank of Paris in the footsteps of Hemingway and other Jazz Age artists? The Saint-Germain neighborhood is charming, and so are the best of the hotels in the quartier. We've chosen and reviewed the best of the Left Bank hotels to help you find your home in Paris.

The Glories of Versailles

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Best of Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens

Best of Versailles

Don't waste your time and energy getting to Versailles just to wait in line. Instead, go the royal route on this tour with round-trip transportation, entrance fees, a guided tour of the palace, as well as time in the spectacular gardens. Of course you'll see the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors!

Half-Day Tour of Versailles

VIP Versailles

The first thing you'll learn at Versailles is that the estate is vast and the lines are long. Instead of waiting, go the royal route on this small-group tour. A luxury eurovan will transport you there and a professional guide will walk you through the Versailles experience. It's an ideal way to visit the royal estate.

Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance

More fun than walking is pedaling your way around the magnificent garden and chateau. This is a 2-in-1 tour that starts out with you cycle-cruising the countryside. Your guide takes you to the local market and then on to the gardens of Versailles to visit the historic buildings. Afterwards, use your passes to explore the Chateau de Versailles as long as you like.

Private Tour of Versailles

VIP Versailles

Treat yourself to a royal experience with this private tour of Versailles. It begins at your Paris address, whence a private driver whisks you to the estate. It's a perfect day of luxury for just you and your party. Read the reviews — travelers are raving about the knowledgeable guides and personal attention.

Memorable Food & Wine Experiences

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar

Cheese & Wine Tasting

In the cheese-aging cellar of a Paris fromagerie learn about one of the most important foods in France. Here, your own private cheesemonger introduces you to seven classic French cheeses along with wines that pair with them. The small group is limited to 10 to ensure there's more tastings for you!

A Taste of Montmartre Food & Wine Tour

Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Tour

Montmartre, the quartier on the hill is famous for its cobblestone streets, café and terraces, and also for the bohemian crowd who once lived here. Today, it's also famous for its food shops. Join a food-expert guide for a walking tour of the historic district to taste some of the best of French cuisine — cheeses, charcuterie, wine, pastries, and chocolate paired with French wine. Be sure to spend some time to view Paris from its highest point.

Lunch on the Eiffel Tower

It's one thing to visit the Eiffel Tower; it's another thing to book a reservation on the Iron Lady. The views from Madame Brasserie, 200 feet above Paris, are hard to beat. What a day: you skip the Eiffel Tower line, admire the city from above, and dine on an elegant & classic multi-course meal prepared by Michelin chef Thierry Marx.

The Food & Wine of the Marais

Food & Wine of the Marais

This is a glorious food tour that visitors are loving — and rewarding with 5-star reviews. It takes you around the historic Marais neighborhood to visit the top food & wine shops. What do you taste? The best food of France, like cheese, charcuterie, baguettes, chocolate, and the most famous wines. And it all starts out at the oldest food market in Paris.

Bateaux Parisiens Gourmet Lunch Cruise

Seine River Gourmet Lunch

After a busy morning sightseeing, hop on a bateau for a relaxing, casual, and affordable 3-hour lunch cruise. A Seine river cruise is an essential activity, so why not combine it with a leisurely lunch. Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the monuments of Paris drift by — from the Louvre to Île de la Cité.

Wine Tasting in the Heart of Paris

Wine Tasting in the Heart of Paris

These fun wine tastings cover a lot of wine territory. Professional French sommeliers deliver (in English) an extensive tasting of award-winning wines — from Champagne to Sancerre, from Bordeaux to Burgundy, from Alsace to the Rhône. It all takes place in a wine bar steps away from the Louvre.

Chocolate & Patisserie Tour of Saint-Germain

Chocolate and Pastry Walking Tour

On this tour your guide leads you to the iconic chocolate & pastry shops of legendary St-Germain-des-Prés, to learn the secrets and techniques of chocolate making in Paris... while you sample all along the route. It's a small-group tour with hands-on attention, and it goes at a relaxed pace. With only 8 people you get to sample a lot!

Learn to Make Croissants with a Pastry Chef

Learn to Make Croissants with a Pastry Chef

Flaky, buttery croissants are a lasting taste memory from any trip to Paris. While you're here in the City of Food, take the chance to learn how to make croissants in your own kitchen. A professional chef takes you through all the steps to master the iconic French pastry.

Paris Cooking Class & Food Market Tour

Market Tour & Classic French Cooking

Visiting an open-air food market in Paris is a 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 March 2024

Spend a Day in the Champagne Region

Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region

Focus on the bubbles on a posh day trip to the Champagne country, just about an hour from Paris. You are met at your Paris address and driven through the beautiful wine country to famous champagne houses. There's lunch at a boutique winery plus a guided tasting of the Grand Crus of Champagne. Taste as much as you want, you're not driving!

Visit the D-Day Beaches

D-Day Tour

On this small-group day trip from Paris you are driven through the beautiful Normandy countryside to the most important, and most evocative, D-Day sites. The landing beaches themselves, and the nearby cemeteries, can be very emotional experiences. This tour is the best way to experience the beaches, the monuments& the museums of this historic site.

Loire Valley Chateaux + Loire Valley Wines

Chateaux of the Loire Valley Day Tour

Perhaps the most famous historic area of France outside of Paris is the Loire Valley — home to some of the most impressive castles in the world. On this tour you can get from Paris to the splendid chateaux of the Loire and back in one day. It takes you on leisurely visits to the magnificent castles on the banks of the River Loire, and also includes a special tasting session featuring the spectacular wines of the region.

What's On at the Museums

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-Line Tour

Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-Line Tour

Here's an easy & informative way to take in the two most popular Paris museums in one day. Combine the best of both worlds with a tour that covers the classics at the Louvre and the best of the Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay. No lines. No hassles.

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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.

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Henri 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!

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Paris 1874

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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La Collection – Selected Works

On April 8, 1973, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 91, leaving behind thousands of art works. This exhibition brings together a selection of his masterpieces: from paintings & sculpture to drawings & ceramics.

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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

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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.

  • Louvre Museum
  • March 20 to June 17, 2024

The Best Events in Paris

Things to Do in Paris March 2024

Salon du Tourisme

Salon du Tourisme

Join 100,000 travel professionals under one roof to discover the latest trends in the travel industry at this international tourism show. The event is primarily delivered in French, so brush up on those French travel verbs.
• Porte de Versailles
• March 14 to 17, 2024
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Easter In Paris

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Nadia – Chamber Music

Learn about the extraordinary life of Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), a legendary 20th-century French music teacher, conductor and composer. Nadia was the first woman to conduct major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. Marrying chamber music with storytelling, mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala recounts her story. Tickets are available at the door by donation

  • American Church in Paris
  • March 10, 2024
  • 5:30 PM

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Semi de Paris – Paris Half-Marathon

The running event attracts 37,000 runners and starts from the Chateau de Vincennes.

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Cinema du Reel Film Festival

Every year his festival unveils a fresh batch of international documentary and independent films. Still slated to run this year, be sure to check their website for up-to-date information.

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Saut Hermès Grand Palais

The Hermès Horse Jumping Competition is the annual opportunity to watch the world's top show-jumpers competing in a very glamorous competition under the glass roof the Grand Palais. But, things have changed for this year. The Grand Palais is closed for a massive renovation before the 2024 Paris Olympics. No problem! The Grand Palais Éphémère — the temporary Gand Palais — was built on the Champ de Mars to host this and other events.

  • Grand Palais Éphémère, Champ de Mars
  • March 15 to 17, 2024
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Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain

Now in its second decade, the fair presents 72 international galleries with 400 artists and 2,000 artworks.

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Paris Bridal Fair

Planning a wedding? Attend the Paris bridal show to discover the latest trends from cakes to cocktails. We're weren't planning for a wedding, but maybe this show will change our minds!


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