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Things to Do in Paris in April

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This post lists several fun activities, tours, and events you can enjoy in Paris during the month of April, updated for 2022. 


TOP 12 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN PARIS IN APRIL

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

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) See a Concert

April is bringing several great artists to Paris! Find all of the Paris concerts here.

You can find some major touring artists as well as some great regional singers below: 

Find all of the Paris concerts here.


2) Experience the Music of Hans Zimmer

Film buffs will be happy to hear that the composer Hans Zimmer will be performing in Paris this April. Even if you're not immediately familiar with him by name, chances are you've heard a lot of his work.

Here are a few of the more noteworthy film scores you can expect to hear at this event:

  • Inception
  • Interstellar
  • Gladiator
  • The Dark Knight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • And many more!

Purchase Hans Zimmer tickets or learn more.

If you're a fan of these movies and their incredible music, this is one concert you definitely won't want to miss. The concert will be held on April 6th - 7th, 2022. This is also a great idea for a family activity!

For more family-friendly things to do in Paris, check out our full post.


3) See a Theatre Production

If ever there is a time to see a cabaret it’s when you’re in Paris!

The Paradis Latin Cabaret offers dinner and champagne before the main event starts, which includes dancers, singers, and comedians. 

For a more classical performance, Opera Garnier usually has a ballet or opera production running.

Here are a few more options you might want to consider:

We also have full posts where we list more evening activities.


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 really 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) Go to a Live WWE Event

Fans of wrestling will be excited to discover that WWE Live will be held right here in Paris on April 30th, 2022. This is an excellent chance to see some of the best wrestlers in the world perform for a live audience.

This will be one of the events in the weeks following Wrestlemania, so there are sure to be some interesting things happening!

Here are some of the wrestling superstars you can expect to see:

  • Roman Reigns
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Becky Lynch
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Brock Lesnar
  • The Usos
  • And more!

Purchase WWE Live tickets or learn more.


9) Celebrate Easter with Brunch and Egg Hunting

Easter weekend in Paris will mean slightly larger crowds than is normal for the city, and there might be fewer restaurants and attractions open, especially on Monday.

However, several of the restaurants that are open tend to have special Easter brunch or lunch menus!

Popular brunch spots in the city include Echo for gluten-free options, Cafe Mericourt for a more Mediterranean-style spread, and Le Fumoir for its traditional French menu.

If you really want to splurge, the Hotel de Crillon offers a set brunch menu. Reservations are required.

If you're traveling with kids, they'll enjoy the Easter egg hunts!

The Grande Arche transforms its rooftop into a farm with live animals, games, and egg hunting races for Easter weekend.

The Paris Zoo also offers children under 6 the chance to find up to 5 eggs during a 10-minute hunt, included in admission.

NOTE: These events have yet to be confirmed for 2022.


10) PAD Paris Art and Design Fair

The Paris Art and Design event has been running for over 18 years and comes back to the Tuileries Gardens from April 5th - 10th, 2022.

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) 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 to The Louvre.


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.


BONUS: Go to Disneyland Paris

This year (2022) marks the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, so it's an excellent time to visit the amusement park and experience everything they have to offer. If you're looking for a family-friendly activity, there are few opportunities as excellent as this!

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.


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About The Author

Christina

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: March 9th, 2022
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