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Pink tulips in the Square Frédéric Lemaître. © Paris Update
What's Happening in Paris This Week
For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Please note that all of the following events are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of the official restrictions on public activities.
Drawings are the art of the month, with exhibitions and workshops taking place for Le Mois du Dessin.
Various locations, France
Save the environment: Le Giant Free Troc Party is a huge sale where people can swap second-hand items. Registration required in advance.
Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable, Paris
Through June 7
Photographs taken by fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler line the walls of Bercy Village.
Bercy Village, Paris
Over 30 events explore Paris through the eyes of the iconic French author in Le Paris Retrouvé de Marcel Proust.
Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris
Cinéma du Réel presents a diverse range of films and includes two competitions. Above: a shot from Babette Mangolte’s Calamity Jane & Delphine Seyrig, A Story, which will be screened at Forum des images as part of the festival. Image: Forum des images.
Various locations, Paris
Find unique antiques and attend collectors’ events at this 98th edition of the Foire de Chatou.
The work of prolific filmmaker Jean-Daniel Pollet is celebrated in an expansive retrospective.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
The Festival du Cinéma Israelien presents features, short films, classics and more.
Cinéma Majestic Passy, Paris
Through May 10
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through March 31
Every Tuesday: yoga classes at the top of the Montparnasse Tower.
Tour Montparnasse, Paris
Through July 12
Forty works of art showcasing the heart as a visual symbol of romance are exhibited for Coeurs du Romantisme dans l’Art Contemporain.
Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris
Through March 24
The city of lights becomes the city of laughs as all kinds of comedy are exhibited around the city for the Festival d’Humour de Paris.
Various venues, Paris
For the three days of Printemps du Cinéma, films cost only €4 in participating cinemas