March in Paris

Bonjour March !

The warmer weather is on the way, Paris is lightening up, and the days begin to grow longer.

The arrival of March means that those lovely first signs of spring are just around the corner in Paris. The trees are blossoming and the colors of spring will be in the air. Crowds are still light in March and visitors can enjoy exhibitions celebrating the arts.

Here, I give you some ideas about activities and unmissable things to do in Paris this month !

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Exhibitions running in Paris in March:

· The paired exhibition Picasso-Rodin, being held simultaneously at the Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Musée Rodin Paris, until 6 March 2022

· In the footsteps of Napoléon I. For the best and for the Empire at the Musée de la Monnaie, until 6 March 2022

· Fantasies for a palace at the Château de Rambouillet until 6 March 2022

· Georg Baselitz. The retrospective at the Pompidou Centre, until 7 March 2022

· A History of Fashion. Collecting and Exhibiting at the Palais Galliera at the Palais Galliera, until 13 March 2022

· Julie Manet. An Impressionist Heritage at the Musée Marmottan-Monet, until 20 March 2022

· The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, until 3 April 2022

· Marcel Proust. A Parisian Novel at the Musée Carnavalet, until 10 april 2022

· Thierry Mugler : couturissime at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, until 24 April 2022

· D’or et d’Orient at the Château de Champs-sur-Marne, until 30 April 2022

· James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), masterpieces from the Frick Collection at the Musée d’Orsay, until 8 May 2022

· The Sensory Odyssey at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, until 4 July 2022

· Sneakers at the Musée de l’Homme, until 25 July 2022

· 20th century Genocides at the Shoah Memorial, until 28 August 2022

. Yves St Laurent exhibitions in 6 museums in Paris until May 15, 2022

1962: the year Yves Saint Laurent was born on rue Spontini, in the 16th arrondissement. 60 years later, to celebrate the birthday of its favorite fashion designer, Paris is dedicating a major exhibition in six of the capital's most prestigious museums. The perfect opportunity to reaffirm the dialogue that has never ceased between art and fashion within the walls of the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, the Orsay and Picasso museums, the MAM and the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

. Paul Cezanne’s fantastic exhibition in Paris, this new journey will immerse you in the intimate turmoil of Paul Cezanne.

and bright colors, bold mix, hypnotizing geometric shapes: Vassily Kandinsky is given pride of place at the Atelier des Lumières where the museum stages the Russian painter’s work in a never-before-seen and short creation.

Atelier des Lumières, Cezanne and Kandinsky until Jan 2023

38 rue Saint-Maur,

75011 Paris

. Molière would have been 400 years old in 2022.

The Espace Richaud, in Versailles, offers an exhibition until April 17 around the most famous French playwright in the world, entitled « Molière, la fabrique d’une gloire nationale« ,

78 Boulevard de la Reine 78000 Versailles

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Paris is a foodie paradise; hence it’s not surprising that you’ll find local food markets and delicacy shops on every corner. There are so many that it’s hard to tell – and to know – which are actually the excellent ones. You really need to know your hood to find the best products and the finest tastes – or you rely on the knowledge of a friendly Parisian to show you where you can find the high quality chocolates or the best cheeses… What about taking a food tour with a guide ? Do not hesitate to ask , I have the best guide in mind !

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Can you imagine Paris without cars or any of their accompanying pollution and noise? You can experience this on Sunday, March 6 - as well as the first Sunday of every month throughout many Paris neighborhoods. Some extend this to include every Sunday - and a few areas go car-free on Saturdays as well.

So get ready to walk or ride your bike down the middle of the busiest Paris streets and avenues, and see the city in a new way!

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Since its opening, Le Collier de la Reine , located in the former premises of Nanashi rue Charlot, has been full. 57 Rue Charlot Paris 75003 What they say about it « Please note: we are at the heart of Parisian cool! You hold “ the ” new address to know to be seen and seen and which promises to be the HQ of the next fashion week. »

A chic guinguette on the banks of the Seine, with a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, lulled by the ripples of the Seine, the restaurant La Plage Parisienne with a guinguette spirit intends to seduce Parisians in search of escape.

Port de Javel

75015 Paris

5 Paris Museum Restaurants Where You Can Experience Michelin Star Cuisine

In the last two years, many Paris museums have updated their cafes and restaurants, inviting some of the top French and Parisian chefs to reinvent and invigorate their culinary offerings.

1. Restaurant Halle Aux Grains At Bourse De Commerce At The Pinault Collection

The Pinault Collection was one of the most anticipated museum openings of 2021.

Father and son chefs Michel and Sebastien Bras were selected to bring their eclectic cuisine to the museum.

The restaurant is located on the top floor of the museum, and the series of intimate dining salons with just four or five tables in each are designed with contemporary decor. The almost floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the handsome 16th-century Saint Eustache Church, Les Halles, and Centre Pompidou Museum.

2. MIMOSA Restaurant At Hotel De La Marine

A grand 17th-century building on the historic Place de la Concorde, Hotel de la Marine has recently been transformed into a museum.

Award-winning chef Jean-François Piège, who gained a multitude of Michelin stars when he was the head chef at Les Ambassadeurs restaurant at the five-star Crillon Hotel and at his namesake restaurant in Paris, dons his chef’s hat again to open MIMOSA at Hotel de la Marine.

3. Forest At Musée D’Art Moderne De Paris/Modern Museum Of Paris

Forest is a new concept restaurant at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. The young and energetic chef Julien Sebagg has been making his mark on the Paris restaurant scene in recent years by reimagining vegetarian cuisine beyond its normal parameters.

4. Gerard Mulot Café At The Victor Hugo Museum

Did you know there’s a Victor Hugo Museum in the center of Paris? After the enormous success of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hugo, France’s most celebrated writer, moved to the elegant Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris, constructed in 1605. Hugo’s apartment, mostly intact with his furniture, decorative objects, artwork, and a few first editions of his books, was turned into a museum in 1902.

It was recently renovated, and they have added a delightful outdoor café in their garden courtyard. Maison Mulot, a beloved bakery, and gourmet food shop located in the Saint Germain area on the Left Bank, has imported its yummy specialties to the Victor Hugo Museum.

5. Girafe At Cité De L’Architecture

The Cité de L’Architecture, the architecture museum of Paris, is located in the Palais de Challiot complex on the Place Trocadero. Their recently opened Girafe restaurant has been a smashing success. Probably the biggest attraction is the massive, outdoor terrace looking over the Seine River and an incomparable view of the Eiffel Tower that you could almost touch. The nostalgic 1930s-style decor with marble floors, tall potted palms, and streamlined furniture adds to the allure.

Seafood is the focus of the menu, especially locally sourced shellfish.

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The fashion capital is full of addresses that Parisians know well to find French designer clothes at discounted prices.

– Ba&Sh Stock Paris

10, rue du Jour – 75001 Paris

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Maje Stock Paris

92, rue des Martyrs – 75018 Paris

Monday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– Claudie Pierlot Stock Paris

6 rue de Marseille – 75010 Paris

Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Caroll Stock Paris

30, rue Saint-Placide – 75006 Paris

Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– Zadig & Voltaire Stock Paris

22, rue du Bourg-Tibourg – 75004 Paris

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

– Karl Marc John Stock Paris

65, quai de Valmy – 75010 Paris

Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Bonpoint Stock Paris

42, rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris

Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

– Gerard Darel Stock Paris

19, rue du Sentier – 75002 Paris

Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– A.P.C Stock Paris

20, rue André Del Sarte – 75018 Paris

Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Cacharel Stock Paris 114, rue d’Alesia – 75014 Paris

Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

– Chloe Stock Paris

8, rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud – 75011 Paris

Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Salad in France is eaten by folding the lettuce leaves into neat little packets on the tines of your fork. The reason popularly given for not cutting your salad is that once upon a time, the vinegar in the salad dressing could oxidize the metal knife and stain it.