Things are finally looking up in Paris again. The sun has finally returned, flowers are in full bloom, and I think it is safe to say we can officially trade our winter layers for sunglasses, colors and sweaters. Parks and terraces are full of people again which is the perfect sign that spring is finally here and summer is right around the corner. Below you will find a list of exhibits, outdoor activities, and things to do this spring in Paris.
Spring in Paris: Top Things to Do
100% Afriques Festival ( March 23- May 28)- Month long festival celebrating emerging African artist through art, fashion, music, dance, culinary creation, and theatre.
Africa Now ( March 28- June 28) Galeries Lafayettes hey currently has a beautiful art exhibit called Le Jour Qui Vient which showcases different artists from South Africa, Tunisa, Nigeria, as well as France.
Mois de la photo Off – A month of photo exhibits in a wide-ranging amount of galleries throughout Paris
Le Mois de la Photo Grand Paris– during the Month of April: 92 expositions, over 3 intense weekends in and around Paris
Parks- Enjoy a walk in the park and admire all the beautiful flowers. One of my favorites is the little park behind Notre Dame that is full of cherry blossoms.
Les Champs-Elysées réservés aux piétons (April 16, May 14)-One Sunday per month the Champs Elysees will be blocked off just for pedestrians.
Salon du Running (April 6 & 7)
Color Run 5k run (April 16)
10km Pour Elles (May 28th) -10km race 100% for women
Try out the new pizzeria making all the buzz. It is the 5th edition to Big mama group, and it is the go to place for pizza lovers with margarita pizzas starting at 5euros.
You will be happy to know Boot cafe has opened up a second location in Saint Germain. The cozy shoe-box sized cafe is a Parisan favorite, but now you have another option if you want to enjoy a delicious coffee with a little bit more space.
Address: 26 rue des grands augustins 75006
Taste of Paris, May 18-21 at Grand Palais
The theme of this year’s Taste of Paris is spring dishes that are guaranteed to be fresh, seasonal and colorful. You’ll be able to taste some of Paris’ best dishes at the fraction of the cost, no dish is over 12 euros, prices starting at 5 euros.
What are you looking forward to this Spring?