Paris Update Events 16.03.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through April 3

Painting en plein air

Only a few weeks left to see “Sur le Motif,” a wonderful exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century open-air paintings, accompanied by an inspiring show of the work of contemporary printmaker Charles Donker. Above: “Grotte dans un paysage rocheux,” by Louise-Joséphine Sarazin de Belmont.

Fondation Custodia, Paris

Through March 31

Spotlight on Mali

This year’s Africapitales Festival focuses on Malian artists working in various disciplines.

Various locations, Paris

Through March 20

Women behind the movie camera

The theme of the Festival International du Film de Femmes de Créteil, whose guest of honor this year is director Claire Simon, is À Nos Amours (To Our Lovers).

Various venues, Paris & Créteil & online

Through March 20

International documentary film festival

Cinéma du Réel presents a diverse range of films and includes two competitions.

Various venues, Paris

Through March 20

St Patrick’s Day celebrations

A range of events at the Irish Cultural Centre celebrates Ireland’s patron saint.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

March 18-21

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants. Click here to get free entry.

Espace Chamerret, Paris

March 19-26

World cinema

Films from across the globe, selected by Paris’s cultural institutes, are on show during the Festival du Cinéma du Monde.

Les 3 Luxembourgs, Paris

March 17-27

Music festival

Live concerts all over the town of Beauvais, many of them free, for the 27th Festival Blues Autour de Zinc. 

Various venues, Beauvais

Through April 5

Ukrainian cinema

In solidarity with Ukraine, La Cinémathèque Française presents The Long Farewell (Dolgie Provody, 1971), a melancholy film about a son leaving home by the late Soviet-Ukrainian director Kira Muratova.


March 17-20

Calling lovers of the great outdoors

The Salon Destinations Nature is a three-day fair showcasing outdoor adventure destinations around the world.

Paris Expo3, Paris

Through April 4

The Joy of Life

Works by Matisse, de Kooning and other art world luminaries are on show in the exhibtion “Le Bonheur de Vivre” at this new Paris gallery.

Forma, Paris

Through March 20

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

March 20-22

Cheap films

For the three days of Printemps du Cinéma, films cost only €4 in participating cinemas

Various cinemas, France

March 20-June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

March 30-April 3

Restored film festival

The latest edition of Toute la Mémoire du Monde brings to light the work of archivists, studios and laboratories to preserve film footage from the past.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

March 22-May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Through March 28

Howard Hawks

A retrospective of the renowned director’s œuvre. 

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

April 7

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on March 31 at noon.

Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable, Paris

April 22-24

Massive book fair

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

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

April 2-May 29

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of events.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

March 20

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Un Peuple, directed by Emmanuel Gras, introduced by sociologist Valentin Thomas.

Luminor, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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