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.
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.
Pad Paris - Art + Design
3 - 7 April 2024
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.
Art Paris Art Fair
4 - 7 April 2024
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.
International Pillow Fight Day
6 April 2024
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!
7 April 2024
Runners, lace up your shoes for the Paris Marathon, which will take over the streets of Paris on Sunday, April 2, 2023. 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!
Foire du Trone
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. This year is the spectacular 60th anniversary of the fair, usually running through May but cut short this year due to the Olympics.
Salon du Livre
12 - 14 April 2024
Book lovers, authors, illustrators, agents and publishers from around the world travel to Paris in March for the annual Salon du Livre, the most important book festival of the year in France. Events include book signings, author readings, conferences, talks and exhibitions of rare items. The Paris Book Fair takes place at the Porte de Versailles Paris Expo. If you love books, this is just the place for you in Paris this March!