What to Do in Paris in February (2020)

This post lists several fun activities, tours, and events you can enjoy in Paris during the month of February, updated for 2020. 




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 out our what to do in Paris post for additional attractions.

1) See a Concert

February is the perfect time to catch live music in Paris, especially since the evenings will be cold. 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) Attend a Pro Sporting Event

Sports fans can find a few games and tournaments to attend this month.

If you’re a rugby fan, you can see the Six Nations 2020 France vs. England game on Sunday, February 2.



If you’re looking for another sports-related outing that could be fun for the whole family, you can take a guided tour of Stade de France. Admission is included with the Paris Pass!

Find all sporting events in Paris here

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

3) Admire Vintage Cars

If you love old automobiles, head over to the Retromobile car show from February 5 – 9, 2020. The car show has been running for over 40 years and brings out the best exhibitors, collectors, and cars.



You can meet and hear from dealers, restoration specialists, artists, and constructors.

Advance general admission tickets are €19, and €22 on the week of the event.

Find more details on the website.

4) Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

No matter where you’re planning to go this February 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:

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • River Seine Boat Cruise
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Wine Tastings
  • The Louvre

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.

5) Catch a Theatre or Cabaret Show

What would a trip to Paris be without seeing an iconic show at the Moulin Rouge? February is the perfect time to catch one of the most famous cabarets in the world since tickets will be easier to come by during the winter season.



Find opera and ballet productions running at Opera Garnier throughout the month. 

If you’d rather just admire the theatre architecture itself, use the Explorer Pass to get a guided tour of the opera house!

You can find all the theatre productions in Paris here.

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

6) Go Ice Skating 

You can find several ice skating rinks that remain open past the holiday season and into January.

Whether you’re looking for a fun night out or a fun family activity, everyone can participate.



Have fun on the rink located on the first level of the Eiffel Tower through mid-February 2020.

Admission ranges from free to €17, and skate rentals begin at about €3 per person.

If you’re looking for more family fun, take a look at our post covering family-friendly activities in Paris.

7) Celebrate Valentine’s Day

What city could possibly be more romantic than Paris on Valentine’s Day?

You could have a beautiful evening on the River Seine with a romantic, Valentine’s-themed dinner cruise. Admire the lights on the shore while enjoying your meal.



Before or after the dinner cruise, there are countless sweets shops where you can find delicious chocolates. We also suggest dinner with a wine selection or chocolate and pastry tour during the day!

Another romantic activity is to sip champagne on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Panoramic Tower.

8) Take a Sightseeing Tour

Take in the City of Lights with a tour guide and sightseeing tour. There are several hop-on-hop-off bus tours available that feature recorded commentary in multiple languages and make stops at the most popular points of attraction in the city.



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.

Learn about the Parisian food scene and local markets with a tasting and market tour. There aren’t many ways to better get a glimpse at local life in a city than by exploring its markets.

9) Explore the Eiffel Tower

February is a great time to get tickets to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower since it is generally a quieter season, with the exception being Valentine’s Day and that weekend.

Head up the tower for breathtaking views of Paris during the day, and a romantic atmosphere at night. 



Of course, if you’d rather admire the Eiffel Tower itself, you can always bring your own picnic to the park at the base of the tower. 

Find more information on how to get tickets here

10) Paris Carnival

On Sunday, February 23, you can watch the Paris Carnival parade make its way through the city. The parade starts at 13:00 (1:00 pm) at Place Gambetta and finished in Republic Square.



Organizers expect more than 50,000 spectators along the parade route and showing up to watch the live concerts and other entertainment shows going on.

The long-standing tradition goes back to the Middle Ages. Due to its popularity, you’ll need to show up early in the morning if you want a good view of the parade route.

Find more information here.


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