What's on in Paris in February & March?

15 February 2019 | by Le Connoisseur

What's on in Paris in February and March?

See Le Connoisseur's picks for events in Paris this month.

After the glow of the celebratory period has faded (and the temperatures are heading back to the double digits) we think it's the perfect opportunity to shift our focus to the future and the incoming spring! The next two or three months are - we think - the best time to visit the city, or to get out and about if you live here. The weather is getting a little less bitingly cold, but the summer queues have yet to appear. Scroll down, and let us inspire you with some fabulous events taking place in Paris this month.

Iceskating on Montparnasse Tower or the AccorHotels Arena Paris (16 February)

Here are two new temporary ice rinks to slip into your calendar before the weather warms up.
From 16 February to 10 March, get your skates on to the highest rink in Paris, perched atop Montparnasse Tower. For a little more room to show off, head to the AccorHotels Arena on 16 February from 8:30 to 11:30pm. For just one night, this 1800m2 space will be turned into an enormous ice rink. 

Swan Lake at the Opéra Bastille (16 February to 19 March)

The final seats are available at the performance of Swan Lake at the Opera Bastille this weekend and through March. 

Vasarely Exhibition at Centre Pompidou (6 February to 6 May)
The first major French retrospective of Victor Vasarely is being held currently at the Centre Pompidou until early May, with 300 works, documents, and objects related to the father of optical art.

Exhibition Calder-Picasso at the Musée National Picasso (19 February - 25 August)

Another wonderful exhibition opening this February is the Calder-Picasso exhibition at Musée National Picasso. Discover how both artists interpreted and represented 'the void', with 120 thematically-curated works to explore.


Paris Carnival (3 March)
Held since the sixteenth century (with an interruption between 1952 and 1997), the Paris Carnival is a yearly event with an ever increasing number of participants and spectators.
The theme this year is « Un pour tous, et tous pour le sport ! » (One for all, and all for sport!). Beginning from the Place Gambetta in the 20th arrondissement, and ending at the Place de la République, this is certainly a party not to be missed. 

Syria Weekend at the Philharmonie de Paris (9-10 March)

On one March weekend, the Philharmonie de Paris will pay tribute to the war-torn country of Syria with a series of shows and concerts - dancing and musical performance - by and inspired by Syrians and Syrian culture.


Travelling to France? Leave it to us to arrange your personalised itinerary enriched with days and evenings out at the latest events. 

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