Couple sitting on the terrace of a Parisian café

Springtime in Paris

Exhibitions, sporting and gastronomic events... Find the absolute best things to do in Paris Region during spring 2024.
  1. Springtime in Paris

It’s official: spring is here! The first flowers are blooming in the parks and gardens, the days are getting lighter and the temperatures are getting milder, making us all the more eager to soak up the sunshine on the terrasse of cafés and restaurants. So, after a winter that’s been far too long, we’re putting our coats away and setting off to discover the best that Paris Region has to offer. Sports and gastronomic events, family egg hunts in the parks and gardens, walks in the forest, exhibitions-events in the finest museums… The programme is bound to put a smile on your face!

In 2024, spring will also take on the colours of Impressionism with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the world’s most famous artistic movement. And to mark the occasion, the musée d’Orsay is offering you the chance to relive the first Impressionist exhibition thanks to an extraordinary immersive experience. Not to be missed!

And how could we not mention the Cultural Olympiad when, in just a few months’ time, Paris and the surrounding region will be vibrating to the rhythm of the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Exhibitions in museums, live shows, animations for everyone… Let the party begin!

Key events

Take inspiration from our selection of sporting events and exhibitions in Paris Region, for an entertaining experience made for sharing with your family or friends.

Affiche de l'exposition SPOT24 de Paris je t'aime
Until 31/12/2024
SPOT24: the Olympic Exhibition, sport and urban cultures - Dated ticket
from 14 €
Paris je t’aime is opening the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 season with SPOT24, a surprising exhibition at the crossroads of sport and culture,…
Taste of Paris
Taste of Paris
Events Gastronomy
Taste of Paris it's many renowned chefs, under the vaults of the ephemeral Grand Palais. The gastronomic event of the year!
Until 31/12/2024
Aura Invalides Show Ticket
from 22 €
Events Art & culture
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of AURA Invalides, an artistic and immersive experience that will take you on an extraordinary journey through history.
Affiche de l'exposition Mexica. Des dons et des dieux au templo Mayor, au musée du Quai Branly
Until 08/09/2024
Mexica. Offerings and gods at the Templo mayor
Art & culture Events
An exhibition unique in Europe, to plunge deep into Mesoamerican culture. Offerings, sculptures and artefacts invite you to solve the mysteries of this lost people at the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum.
Statue de bronze "La Muse endormie" de Brancusi
Until 01/07/2024
Art & culture Events
A major event is to feature in the Pompidou Centre’s cultural programme from 27 March to 1st July 2024. Come and see an outstanding retrospective of the works of Brancusi, the father of modern sculpture.

Treat yourself!

Like to keep up with the latest trends? With a constantly refreshed cultural programme and new venues waiting to be discovered every day, you’ll have no time for boredom in Paris Region. To keep up with events, check out our current selection.

Louvre museum, Paris
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Spring in the open air

Looking for some greenery during your stay in Paris region? Of course you can! Whether you’re a keen walker or hiker, or looking for a sporting activity in the great outdoors, discover the most beautiful green spaces around you.

Parc des Impressionnistes, Rueil-Malmaison
Ten Favourite Parks and Gardens in Paris Region
Nature & outdoor
Whether set by the water or in the heart of the city, our top ten gardens provide a perfect entry point to discover, with family or friends, Paris and its region!
Instant de bonheur, Ile de la Jatte, Paris Region - Seurat
Top 5 Impressionist landscapes in Paris Region
Art & culture
Discover our selection of the most beautiful landscapes immortalised by Impressionist painters in Paris Region.
La Minotte
A romantic night out of Paris
Get away from it all for a romantic weekend! Paris Region is full of unusual, romantic and unique places for a magical night.

A gourmet spring

Addresses for a successful family dinner, an exceptional meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant, Sunday brunch, mouth-watering chocolates and pastries… Paris Region has something to satisfy every food lover.

Terrasse Girafe
The best museum terrace restaurants in Paris Region
With a panoramic view of Paris or hidden away in a garden, for a bucolic lunch, a romantic dinner, afternoon tea or a celebratory aperitif, the terraces of Paris Region’s museums reveal themselves.
Food market
Top Paris Food Markets
Get to the heart of Paris and its region by exploring its markets, crowded with fruit and vegetable stands, fishmongers or cheese stands, and flower markets.
Mille & Une Glace
The best ice cream shops in Paris Region
The sun is out and that means one thing: time to cool down with ice cream. Discover our selection of the best ice cream shops in Paris Region for a gourmet break bursting with flavour and colour!

Outing ideas

Fancy taking a guided tour to discover the secrets of Paris and the surrounding area, trying out the latest trendy bar, planning a family show or a romantic evening out? Our selection of ideas will help you make your choice.

Viality Tour
Viality Tour
With friends or family, relive the early days of the Eiffel Tower, Paris's most emblematic monument. From its construction to its inauguration in 1889, virtual reality takes you back in time.
Paris Running Tours
Paris Running Tour
Unusual Strolls
You want to visit Paris without giving up your regular running practice or simply try a new way to discover the capital? Call Paris Running Tour.
Barques sur le Grand Canal dans le parc du Château de Versailles
Boat rentals in Versailles
See another side of Versailles aboard small boats for the most royal of outings.
Guinguette des Grandes-Serres by Justine Piluso
La guinguette des Grandes-Serres by les Pantins
Outings Gastronomy
Cocktails and chill, summer vibes and gourmet cuisine with an Italian twist. The summer plan for the Grandes-Serres guinguette is clear: enjoy. Come and relax in this unique space, between a former factory and the Parisian canal.
Rosa Bonheur Buttes-Chaumont
Rosa Bonheur des Buttes Chaumont
Nestled under the trees in the heights of the Buttes-Chaumont park, this friendly bar has become a much-loved destination for early evenings out in the open air.

More ideas for spring in Paris Region

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