What To Do in Paris in April

April is the perfect time in Paris to enjoy the outdoors. Cheer on runners in the Paris Marathon, stroll through a park or stop by the Foire du Trone, Paris' own family-friendly country fair.

What To Do in Paris in April

Paris bursts to life with spring blossoms in April, and Parisians head outdoors to enjoy the parks and gardens and to soak up the sun at a café. Enjoy the warmer weather while cheering on the runners in the Paris Marathon, stroll through the park on the way to check out a spring art exhibition or take the family to the Foire du Trone fair that brings the rides, carousels and fun of a country fair to Paris.

Easter in Paris

21 April 2019

Celebrating Easter in Paris with your family and friends is a memorable and fun experience! Enjoy easter mass at Notre Dame Cathedral or a concert at Sainte Chapelle surrounded by the magnificent stained glass and enjoy an unforgettable Easter dinner in your beautiful Paris Perfect apartment. Don't forget the delicious chocolate Easter eggs and desserts in Paris, too!

Paris Marathon

14 April 2019

Runners, lace up your shoes for the 43rd Paris Marathon, which will take over the streets of Paris on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The route offers plenty of fine sights along the way as it passes through the Place de la Concorde, along the Tuileries, around Place de la Bastille, down to the beautiful Bois de Vincennes, along the Seine past Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower, through the Bois de Boulogne and to the finish line near the Arc de Triomphe. What a triumph indeed!

Website: http://www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com/

International Rare Book & Autograph Fair

11 – 14 April 2019

Held in the Grand Palais, this annual book fair is an excellent event for all lovers of the written word. Rare and antique books are on sale alongside documents featuring the most elegant of Parisian handwriting. Amongst this literary treasure trove you may also come across rare prints, autographs and manuscripts.

Website: https://www.salondulivrerare.paris/2-accueil.html

Galloping Sundays

April 2019 (Dates to be announced)

Spend a day at the races where there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Kids can take part in the treasure hunt and ride the beautiful carousel while adults will enjoy the fine cuisine of the restaurants and the excitement of the races that have entertained Parisians for centuries. For the more adventurous there’s even a horse-racing simulator to provide a fun challenge. Entrance is free for those under 18, with tickets starting at €5 for adults.

Website: http://www.dimanchesaugalop.com/

Foire du Trone

April 2019 (Dates to be announced)

The Foire du Trone is a massive fun fair with a history dating back to the 12th century. Now one of Europe’s largest temporary fun fairs, the Foire du Trone draws about five million visitors every year. Located in Pelouse de Reuilly in the Bois de Vincennes park southeast of central Paris, the fair has rides, live entertainment, circus shows and lots of unexpected fun.

Website: http://www.foiredutrone.com

Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival

April 2019 (Dates to be announced)

The 36th annual Banlieues Bleues jazz festival kicks off in March with concerts held in several locations in the Seine-Saint-Denis area northeast of Paris. This festival attracts musicians from around the world and is a staple of the springtime for jazz enthusiasts in Paris. Check the website (only in French) for the concert schedule and booking information.

Website: http://www.banlieuesbleues.org/

International Pillow Fight Day

6 April 2019

If you're in Paris this weekend in April you can take part in the International Pillow Fight Day at the Place de la République. Updates for the event are posted on their facebook. Grab your pillow and take part in one of the city's most enjoyable events of the year!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/fmpparis

Art Paris Art Fair

4 - 7 April 2019

The much-anticipated Art Paris art fair takes place each year under the soaring glass dome of the Grand Palais. At Art Paris you’ll find work by well-established artists alongside pieces by up and coming or new talents from around the world.

Website: http://www.artparis.fr

Pad Paris - Art + Design

3 -7 April 2019

This annual exhibition of art and design showcases an eclectic sampling of the most internationally renowned collectors. Step into the intimate worlds they have created with their passion and skill in the decorative arts. The event takes place at the Tuileries Garden from 11am to 6pm.

Website: http://www.pad-fairs.com/paris/

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