Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

The chapel and grounds of the 19th-century Lariboisère Hospital, near the Gare du Nord. © 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).

March 24

Guns begone

The international March for Our Lives protest calling on U.S. lawmakers to pass common-sense gun safety legislation will take place in Paris on March 24 at 2:30pm. A pre-rally Day of Action will be held at the American Church in Paris on March 22 at 7pm to register Americans to vote, hear from gun control activists, write to legislators, and make posters for the march.

Place du Trocadéro, Paris

March 18-20

Cheap films

For the three days of Printemps du Cinéma, films cost only €4.

Various cinemas, France

March 17, 24, 31

Humanitarian theater project

On Saturday afternoons this month, the Good Chance Theatre presents the freewheeling “Hope Show,” by and for the immigrant community and friends. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by writing to

La Bulle Humanitarian Centre, Porte de la Chapelle, Paris

March 20-April 14

“Transdisciplinary” festival

Étrange Cargo presents original contemporary performances.

Ménagerie de Verre, Paris

Through March 18

St. Patrick’s Festival

The Irish Cultural Center is celebrating for a whole week with various events and concerts, complete with Paris’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade (March 17 at 1pm) and ending on the 18th with a concert by virtuoso accordionist Sharon Shannon.

Irish Cultural Center, Paris

March 16-19

Massive book fair

The Salon du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

March 17-May 6

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through March 31

Jardin Intime

Photographs by Françoise Huguier, exhibited in support of Reporters without Borders.

Galerie VU, Paris

March 23-24

Take home a winemaker

Winemakers from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux come to Paris to offer tastings of their products in wine bars and private homes for the event J’Irai Déguster chez Vous.

Various venues, Paris

March 14-April 1

Louis Malle Festival

The great French director’s films are in the spotlight for two weeks.

Cinémathèque Française

March 13-20

Israeli cinema

The Festival du Cinéma Israelien presents features, short films, classics and more.

Cinéma Majestic Passy, Paris

Through March 18

Antique fair on the Impressionists’ island

The spotlight is on Russian art at this edition of the Foire de Chatou.


Through July 29

100% Doc

All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings.

Forum des Images, Paris

March 8-11

Craftspeople on film

The Festival Internationale du Film sur les Métiers d’Art is a juried festival of the best films on artisanship.

Cinéma Le Méliès, Montreuil

March 16

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Retour Du Héros, directed by Laurent Tirard. Screening at 7pm, comedy show at 8, film at 8:30.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris