What to Do in Paris in March

This post lists several fun activities, tours, and events you can enjoy in Paris during the month of March, updated for 2020. Be sure to look at the average weather in March as well.

 

 

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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN PARIS IN MARCH

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

March is bringing several great artists to Paris! Find all of the Paris concerts on StubHub.

 

 

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. Ireland game on March 14.

 

 

If you’re with the family, it can be fun to 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) DRAWING NOW Art Fair

Artists and art appreciators alike will enjoy the Drawing Now Art Fair from March 26 – 29, 2020.

 

 

This 4-day event features art from artists across the globe. It includes 400 artists and almost 2,000 pieces of art.

You’ll even get to enjoy a few live art demonstrations for drawing, painting, and more. 

Find more information here.


4) 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:

  • 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) Madonna Residency

The one and only singer, songwriter, and actress Madonna will be performing at Le Grand Rex for 7 days from Sunday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 11.

 

 

From Vogue and Material Girl to Papa Don’t Preach and Express Yourself, Madonna’s songs have become common pop culture knowledge.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see her perform in person!  


6) Livre Paris Book Fair

From March 20 – 23, 2020, book lovers can join authors, exhibitors, and publishers at the largest book fair in the country.

 

 

There will be author meet and greets with book signing opportunities, awards handed out, and exhibits for various genres and authors.

Just make sure you have room in your luggage for all the books you’ll be tempted to purchase!

Find more information here.


7) Holi Festival of Colors

The 2020 Holi festival is back in Paris on Saturday, March 29, 2020. The famous, colorful Indian festival celebrates the arrival of spring with colored powder everywhere.

There will also be plenty of live music, dancing, henna, and a parade.

 

 

This festival is great for the whole family to attend! Everywhere you turn, there will be something entertaining. It’s also a great way to learn about Indian culture and enjoy Indian food.

Find more information on the website.


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

The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic landmark in the city and offers some of the best views from its top decks.

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) Catch a Theatre or Cabaret Show

What would a trip to Paris be without seeing an iconic show at the Moulin Rouge

 

 

If you’re more into classical performances, you can find an opera or ballet production at Opera Garnier

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!

 


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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.