Things to do in Paris in March
Thinking about visiting Paris next March? Here is a list of things to do in Paris in March, according to a local!
March is a wonderful time of the year to visit Paris. Spring is slowly coming to France, the days are getting longer and the city is slowly coming out of its hibernation! Be careful though: be sure to pack a warm jacket and a few sweaters as the weather might still be a bit chilly (the average temperature is about 7°C/45°F). An umbrella might also be helpful if you ever are confronted with one of our adversaries, which are unexpected showers, that are very usual at this time of year! Apart from these technical concerns, you’ll have a great time visiting Paris at this time. Here is a list of things to do in Paris in March, according to a local!
Attend centuries old celebrations
On March, 3rd, the Paris Carnival will be happening. It is a tradition inherited from the Middle Ages: once a year, the established order was reversed. People disguised themselves, the poor could imitate the Kings, the latter could by treated as a commoner, a parade and a banquet were organized… Don’t miss such a joyful event!
Celebrate with the Irish community in Paris for St Patrick’s day!
Another one of the best things to do in Paris in March if you feel like going out and having a nice time is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. The celebrations are obviously not the same as the ones you will find in Dublin, but you’ll certainly have lots of fun watching places like the Moulin Rouge or the Arc De Triomphe be illuminated with green light for the evening! For nice Irish pubs and bars, try wandering around the sixth arrondissement, where the main ones are situated!
Enjoy Paris’ museums and monuments without queuing!
At this time of year, Paris is not as filled with tourists as it is in the summer, so one of the best things to do in Paris in March is to take advantage of this and visit as many monuments and museums as you like! Going to Le Louvre in summer can be an exhausting experience, as it is so crowded and the air conditioning doesn’t seem to be working that much! You’ll be all the more able to enjoy the quieter alleys of the museum if you come in March!
Seek the spring sunshine by wandering around the Jardin d’Acclimatation
Another one of the nice things to do in Paris in March is to spend some time outside. I know I have said that the temperatures might still be a bit low, but near the end of the month, spring is coming to Paris! So if at some point you see the sun peeking through the clouds, don’t hesitate to go out to one of Paris’ many parks! My top recommendation would be the Jardin d’acclimatation, which includes a little zoo and a lot of activities for children, including puppet shows and carousels.
Vintage shopping in the Paris Flea market
Are you craving for a vintage Chanel purse? A Vuitton wallet or a Hermes scarf? Well, you have two options, you can pay the last model full price at the shop or find the vintage classic bag at a flea market for a much better price. We’re not talking about counterfeit here of course but real authentical items sold by antic dealers. The Paris flea market is located in the North of Paris.
Be aware because it is the biggest permanent flea market in the world. There are more than 2500 shops, some of them are just clothes, some others are about the most amazing antics you can find in Europe. It’s a real maze so you might have a hard time finding the nice spot. We recommend then to ask us for more information or to go with one of our guides.
Go to the Picasso museum
The Picasso Museum is now one of the most modern and comfortable museums of Paris. This Picasso Museum also has the best paintings of the most famous Spanish great artist. For all the museums in Paris, skip-the-line tickets are important if you decide to go there. Located in the heart of the Marais, there are great walks around the museum, whether you care of shopping, nice french food or art galleries.
You now know some of the best things to do in Paris in March! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that it has been useful! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! See you soon in Paris!