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Things to Do in Paris in April

Updated: January 1, 2024
 By Christina

This post lists several fun activities, tours, and events you can enjoy in Paris during the month of April, updated for 2024. 


This list will include a variety of different family-friendly, nighttime and free activities for audiences of all ages. 

April weather in Paris proves that spring has arrived.

Temperatures start in the 50s early in the month and are in the low 60s by the end.

Read more about it in our post on April weather in Paris.

If you’re looking for even more ideas, check the following posts:

Don’t forget to check our top activities in Paris post for additional attractions available year-round.

1. Attend a Concert

There are some great concerts in Paris in April 2023.

Find a full list of concerts here.


Check here for even more concerts in Paris in April.

2. Attend the Throne Fair

Paris' Foire du Trone, which takes place in Bois de Vincennes park, dates back to the 17th century.

This is one of the biggest funfairs in Europe and it draws large crowds.

Here you'll find carnival rides, games, food and drink stalls, live entertainment such as clowns and fire eaters, and so much more.

In fact, there are some traditional French treats on tap such as crepes and roasted almonds, in addition to other treats.

This is a great place to take kids for a fun day in the city.

NOTE: Due to construction for the Paris Summer Olympics, the annual Throne Fair will not return until 2025.

3. See a Cabaret Show

If you're looking for something that is a bit more stereotypically Parisian, why not see a cabaret?

The Moulin Rouge is known for its live music, extravagant costumes, and beautiful performers in a luxurious environment.

Performances run regularly year-round, and we recommend getting your tickets a few months in advance as they do tend to sell out.

Here are a few of the best cabaret venues hosting shows in Paris this month:

Note that the Crazy Horse also offers a combo package that includes a backstage experience.

If you’re looking for more evening activities or family-friendly entertainment, we have full posts with more ideas!

4. Take a Sightseeing Tour

Take in the City of Lights with a tour guide and sightseeing tour.

Since April marks the very beginning of springtime weather, it's the perfect time to find a pay-what-you-like walking tour.

If you're looking to cover more ground or have some convenient transportation included, hop-on-hop-off bus tours are available that feature recorded commentary in multiple languages!

They also make stops at Paris's most popular points of interest.

If you want to see the lights, you can take a night bus tour. These tours do not allow you to hop off in the middle, but you’ll get a great overview of Paris.

If you're looking for a tour with a topical focus, Street Art Tours have become quite popular in the last few years.

History buffs will also enjoy a guided tour of the Pere Lachaise cemetery.

It's the largest cemetery in the city and has headstones and mausoleums with many famous names on them, including Moliere, Edith Piaf, and Oscar Wilde.

5. Take a Relaxing Dinner Cruise

Taking a cruise down the River Seine is a beautiful and relaxing way to see the City of Lights!

And if you're looking to indulge a little, why not have dinner or a glass of bubbly during your boat ride?

There are plenty of options to choose from:

Some of these cruises are included with at least one of the Paris Passlib' tourist passes, so that might be a good way to save some money on tickets.

To find more options for a cruise down the Seine River, check out our full post here.

If you're looking for other evening activities, we also have a post about things to do at night in Paris.

6. Taste the Best of Paris on a Food Tour

Paris is known the world over for its cuisine. The delicious pastries, dishes, and drinks are embedded in the Parisian way of life.

So how better to discover local culture and history than through a food tour?

The Secret Food Tour in Paris will take you through the Montmartre district on a 3.5-hour walk.

It features 6 stops with a guide who knows the best foodie spots and the history of the area and the food selections!

You can also upgrade the food tour to include a wine tasting.

Learn more about the Paris Secret Food Tour here.

7. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

No matter where you’re planning to go this March in Paris, you can save some euros using a tourist attraction discount pass.

They don’t just offer discounts – keep in mind that most of these passes offer skip-the-line access at several notable landmarks.

Here are a few of the more popular attractions included with various Paris tourist passes:

Depending on which pass you choose and how you use it, you could save anywhere from 15% – 50% off general admission prices.

For more details, please read our post covering Paris tourist passes.

8. Head to a Festival or Event

There are plenty of festivals and events to attend in Paris in April. Just a few are listed below.

European Days of Crafts | April 2nd-7th | Free and taking place at over 200 locations.

Art Paris | April 4th-7th | The works of almost 1,000 artists are shown at the Grand Palais Éphémère.

The Paris Marathon | April 7th | The race starts at the Champs-Elysees and winds throughout the city past well-known sites.

Salon Du Livre | April 12-14th | An international book festival that includes talks, author readings, signings, and more.

9. Visit the Louvre

The Louvre is the largest art museum in the world and holds paintings, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Antiquities, sculptures, Islamic art, and drawings, among other pieces.

The Louvre is never without a crowd, but visiting in April is preferable to the peak summer months!

If you're in Paris for the first or fifth time, there will still be just as much to see at the Louvre - that's just how huge it is!

Whether you prefer to take a guided tour or wander a bit aimlessly, we can help you plan your visit.

Get more information and find discounts for the Louvre.

10. PAD Paris Art + Design Fair

The Paris Art and Design event has been running for almost 20 years and comes back to the Tuileries Gardens from April 3rd - April 7th,2024

Attendees range from professional designers and collectors to those who just enjoy finding interesting pieces or inspiration for their homes.

You'll find local and international art dealers, jewelry, modern art, sculptures, and indigenous art from nearby regions.

You can find more information on the website.

11. Go to Disneyland Paris

Last year was Disneyland Paris' 30th anniversary!

April is an excellent time to visit this beloved and family-friendly amusement park and experience everything they have to offer.

There will probably be more crowds than usual in April, but it should still be early enough in the spring to avoid the extremely busy season of the summer.

Even if it is busier than usual, there are ways to avoid the long lines and get priority access to certain rides.

To learn more and find out the best ways to save money on tickets, make sure to read our full post covering Disneyland Paris.

12. Explore Montmartre

You’ll find Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris on a steep hill.

It became part of the city in 1860 and was originally the home of vineyards, an abbey, and eventually the stereotypical starving artists of Paris.

The neighborhood is full of old-world Parisian charm.

It’s also home to the famous Sacre Coeur Basilica, famous art history, the Dali Museum, and other great attractions.

If you want to learn more about what you can do in the neighborhood, read our full post here.


About The Author


Christina studied art history and French literature at the Sorbonne for a year in Paris as an undergrad. Now based in Washington, DC, she visits Paris as often as possible and loves introducing family and friends to her favorite places there. She has worked as a travel writer, museum professional, English tutor, and editor, and her favorite French cheese is Pont l'Eveque.
Updated: January 1st, 2024
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