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Paris in March – what’s on?

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With the arrival of Spring, Paris in March is the perfect time for a fresh start. Why not begin with some new gastronomical, oenological and creative cultural learning experiences?

March seems to be the month of les salons, so there is sure to be something to inspire you. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite salons, plus some other activities to get you out and about and enjoying Paris in March

Something to sink your teeth into

MyFrenchLife™-Paris in March-omnivore

The 11th annual Omnivore World Tour Paris edition is taking place from 6-8 March. Curiosity, open-mindedness and generosity being the key values of the festival, Omnivore has put together a generous program this year, showcasing some of the most inspiring chefs of the moment.

A one day pass is 39 euros and the three day pass 99 euros. This is your chance to discover the future of gastronomie.

When: 6-8 March
Where: 24 rue Saint Victor 75005
Métro: Cardinal Lemoine

 

Take a walk through France’s independent viticulture scene

The Salons des vins des Vignerons Indépendants comes to Paris in March. Here you can meet independent wine makers who will each tell you about their story, wine and work. Each wine maker creates his or her wine from seed to bottle and the wines are as varied as the accents you will hear.

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A glass of wine is offered upon entry and the wine makers will host you as if you were in their own home. If you feel a little out of your depth at such a large wine fair, here are our tips to help you feel like un vrai connoisseur.

When: 18-21 March
Where: Espace Champerret, Place de la Porte de Champerret 75017
Métro: Porte de Champerret

It’s all in the pencil

MyFrenchLife™-Paris in March-salon du dessin

The Salon du Dessin presented by Louis de Bayser is a unique exhibition that is internationally renowned in the world of drawing and collecting. Experts, conservators, collectors, and amateurs will come from all around the world to Paris in March, to participate in this celebration of drawing.

This year the salon will host 39 galleries specialising in ancient, contemporary, and modern drawings. There will be over 1000 drawings in the Palais Brongiant, tout pour le plasir de vos yeux.

When: 30 March – 4 April
Where: Palais Brongiant, Place de la Bourse 75002
Métro: Bourse

If you still haven’t had your fill of art…. 

For it’s 16th edition, the Paris Art Fair combines with international galleries to pay homage to contemporary and modern art. ‘Solo show’ showcases the work of individual artists and ‘Promise’ that of young artists and emerging galleries.

With South Korea as the guest of honour this year, the art fair continues to promote and provide insight into the contemporary Asian art scene.

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When: 31 March – 3 April
Where: Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Métro: Champs Elysées – Clemenceau

Dive into a retro universe

Returning for its 19th edition, Le Salon du Vintage invites you to come and discover la crème de la crème of vintage world. A veritable smorgasbord of vintage delights, you will discover clothing, accessories, and a huge array of vinyl.

MyFrenchLife™-Paris in March-Salon du vintage

The programme this year pays homage to the futuristic visions of the designers of the 60s and 70s and the couturier André Courrèges. If you’re an ongoing vintage accro see also our list of the best vintage boutiques in Paris.

When: 12-13 March
Where: 4 Rue Eugène Spuller 75003
Métro: Temple

One salon for all your outdoor adventure needs

Paris in March brings a space to meet all those amoureux with nature and the great outdoors. Le salon des nouvelles randonnées, is organised around four themed villages; Village ecotrail, Village Bio et au Naturel, Village Montagne, Village to Nature.

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Discover all there is know about everything outdoor related, plan your next adventure or learn about bio products and mountain life. The sky is genuinely the limit in this salon.

When: 17-20 March
Where: Place de la Porte de Versailles
Métro: Porte de Versailles

Shake up your morning routine

MyFrenchLife™-Paris in March-morning sketches

Morning sketches’ by Ondeone who transforms his morning routine by drawing whilst drinking his coffee. Each morning, one coffee, one morning sketch. Grumpy snowmen annoyed by Monday, disillusioned superheros and hilarious bearded men. From 19 March they can be found covering the walls of the Lacroix Gallery, and you’re guaranteed to love each one.

When: 19 March – 30 April
Where: Galerie Lacroix, 19 Rue Lesage 75020
Métro: Belleview  

What events are you most looking forward to in Paris this month? Let us know in the comments below


Image credits:
1. The Eiffel tower in spring by Jorge Royan, via wikimedia
2. Omnivore world tour Paris, via the official site
3. Salon des vignerons indépendants 2013 by Xfigpower, via wikimedia
4. Salon du Dessin, via the official site
5. Paris Art Fair, via the official site
6. Salon du Vintage, via the official site
7. © Maddie Forbes
8. Morning Sketch by Ondeone, via the artists site


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