Paris Update Events 25.03.2024

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through March 26

Cheap films

For the three days of Printemps du Cinéma, films cost only €5 in participating cinemas

Various cinemas, France

March 28

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Successeur, directed by Laurent Rodriguez.

Luminor, Paris

March 30

Mass dictation

Test your knowledge of written French at the Grande Dictée du Sport. Open to everyone. Free admission. Reserve online.

La Sorbonne, Paris

Through March 31

Cotonou in Paris

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

Various locations, Paris

Through March 31

Half off your meal

One thousand restaurants in Paris and around France, some with Michelin stars, offer special meals at a 50 percent reduction for the Festival TheFork

Various locations, France

March 22–31

International Documentary Film Festival

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

Various venues, Paris

April 4-7

Art fair

Art Paris, celebrating its 25th anniversary, brings together 134 galleries from 25 different countries. Pictured above: “Métaphore sur Tapis Bleu” (2023), by Ibrahim Ballo.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

April 5-7

Cutting-edge design

PAD, the world’s first design fair when founded in 1998, is still going strong. Pictured above: Remix Gallery of Paris will show at the fair.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

April 12-14

Massive book fair

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

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

April 20

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on April 16 at noon.

Académie du Climat, Paris

March 29–April 28

Cutting-edge creativity

Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.

La Villette, Paris

April 6-June 2

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 2

Indoor/outdoor street art

The Colors festival invites street artists to decorate an abandoned house, this one in a Paris suburb. Reserve online.

37, ave. Roger Salengro, Champigny-sur-Marne

June 2-7

Literary lessons

This year’s weeklong Paris Writers Workshop will feature masterclasses and more led by Lan Samantha Chang (director of the Iowa Writers Workshop), Jennifer Lauck, Kevin Brockmeier, Diane Lake, Heather Hartley and Don George. Early-bird registration is now open.

Reid Hall, Paris

March 20-June 21

Drawing season

Le Printemps du Dessin presents exhibitions and workshops highlighting this accessible art form across the country.

Various venues, France

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