Paris Events Calendar March 2012

By Lisa Buros-Hutchins

March 2012 Events in Paris


March is a busy month! Lisa Buros-Hutchins keeps you in-the-know about the top events, what to see, and where to be seen. From gallery openings, art shows, poetry celebrations, and concerts, to the infamous Paris Fashion Week. There's something for everyone.

Paris Fashion Week
Through the 7th
Women’s Ready to Wear

Paris Half Marathon
Get out to the streets and cheer on the thousands of runners taking to the streets!

14th Annual Printemps des Poètes
5 18
There will be thousands of events in Paris from streets to cafes celebrating the love of poetry

The IT Longchamp Bag at Galeries Lafayette
5 – 20
Galeries Lafayette is launching the new Longchamp collection: Le Pliage Cuir

Salon du Vintage
10, 11
Love vintage? – this is your event!  Vintage everything from clothing to furniture are available at this event in the 4th arrondissment.

11 – 13
Join the young cuisine and take part as this food festival passes through Paris

Heure Bavarois
15 – 17
Bavaria comes to the Plaza Athenée for a not-to-be-missed event: l’Heure Bavaroise

Musée Jacquemardt André
Through March
There will be 18 different concerts held in the salon of the museum on varying days.

Saut Hermès au Grand Palais
16 – 18
La Maison Hermès hosts its annual international horse jumping event takes place in the Nave of the Grand Palais

Salon du Livres
16 – 19
Considered to be the most important book salon held in Paris, this is the big one for everything books!

Le Printemps du Cinema
18 – 20
Going to the cinema does not get much better, especially when they drop the prices!  €3,50 per person gets you into any film you want.

Randonée Printemps
A 12k walk in the fresh spring air awaits you on this day.  Meeting time is 8:30am!

The Cinema of James Gray
The Mona Bismark American Centre for Art and Culture hosts a conference and cocktail hour – reservations required

22nd Salon du Cabriolet, Coupé and SUV
26, 27
If you love anything cars then head to this glamorous event at Porte de Versailles for all things motor.

Drawing Now Paris
29 – 1 April
Held in the Carrousel du Louvre, this is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawings

Art Paris
29 – April 1st
The best in modern and contemporary art come together at the Grand Palais

Ice Skating in Paris 12:00-10:00pm (Mon –Fri) Weekends 9:00-10:00pm
You can find ice skating rinks at the Hotel de Ville and also at La Tour Montparnasse (through March 4th)


Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame – Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame
• Et Lutèce devint Paris,
through March 15th

Beaux-Arts de Paris
• Rembrandt et son Entourage,
through April 20th
• L’Arbre et le Photographe,
through April 22nd

Branly Museum on Quai Branly—Musée du Quai Branly
• The Invention of the Savage,
through June 30th

Bourdelle Museum—Musée Bourdelle
• Antoine Bourdelle / Que du Dessin, through March 11th

Carnavalet Museum—Musée Carnavalet
• Eugène Atget, Paris, opens April 25th through July 29th

Cartier Foundation Gallery—Fondation Cartier
– A Beautiful Elsewhere, through March 18th

Children’s Interactive Art Museum—Musée en Herbe
• Victor Vasarely, opens March 16th through December 31st

Cinema Museum—Cinémathèque
• Tim Burton, The Exposition,
opens March 7th through August 5th

City of Science & Industry Museum & Children's Museum—Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
• Océan, Climat et Nous
, through June 30th

Costume & Theater Set Design Museum—Centre National du Costume de Scène
• L’Envers du Décor,
through May 20th

Decorative Arts Museum—Musée des Arts Décoratifs
• Goudemalion, Jean-Paul Goude Retrospective, through March 18th
• Les Histoires de Babar, through September 2nd
• Trompe-l’oeil. Imitations, through November 15th
• Hussein Chalayan, Récits du Mode, through December 11th

European House of Photography—La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (AKA "MEP")
• Eloge du Vertige,
through March 25th
• Youssef Nabil, through March 25th
• Dominique Issermass, Laetitia Casta,
through March 25th
• William Ropp, Le Sculpteur d’Ombres,
through March 25th
• Götz Göppet, Les Quatre Saisons,
through March 25th

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
• Mathématiques, un Dépaysement Soudain,
through March 18th

Giverny Impressionism Museum  (by Monet's gardens) -- Giverny Impressionists Museum
Grand Palace Museum, Palace of Discovery—Grand Palais/Palais de la Découverte

through June 17th
Le Cheveux
, through August 26th

Espace Fondation EDF
Yann Kersalé, Sept Fois Plus à L’Ouest, through March 25th

Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais
• Helmut Newton, opens March 24th through June 17th
• Beauté Animale, opens March 21st through July 16th

Holocaust Memorial Museum—Mémorial de la Shoah
• Des JO de Berlin aux JO de Londres (1936-1948)
through March 18th

Jacquemart-André Museum–Musée Jacquemart André
Le Crépuscule des Pharoans,
opens March 23rd through July 23rd

Jeu de Paume
• Jimmy Robert: Langue Matérielle, through April 29th
• Ai Weiwei: Entrelacs, through April 29th
• Berenice Abbott  (1898-1991), through April 29th

Jewish Art & History Museum—Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
• Les Juifs dans l’Orientalisme, opens March 7th through July 8th

Legion of Honor Museum—Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur
• La Berline de Napoléon, opens March 7th through July 8th

Louvre Museum  -- Musée du Louvre
• New Frontier: American Art Enters the Louvre,
through April 16th

Luxembourg Garden Museum—Musée du Luxembourg
• Cima Maître de la Renaissance Vénitienne, opens April 5th through July 15th

Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation—Musée Maillol
• Closed for renovations through March 13th
• Artemisia, opens March 14th through July 15th

Maison de Balzac
• Closed for renovations through April

Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
Humour, parodie et videos,
opens March 28th through June 23rd

Modern Art Museum of Paris—Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
• Eko Nubroho, Témoine Hybride,
through March 21st
• Enrichissement des Collections,
through July
• Présentation du Legs Isabella Pakszwer-de-Chirico,
through July

Mona Bismarck Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery
• See James Gray event listed above

Montparnasse Museum—Le Musée du Montparnasse
• La Censure a l’Epoque Coloniale, through March 9th
• Maxim Kantor – Vulcanus, opens April 6th through March 6th
• Jean-Gabriel Domergue, opens June 6th through September 16th

Museum of Armor --Musée de l’Armée
• 1689-2011: Les Irlandais et la France, through April 29th

Musée de l’Orangerie
• Debussy, Music and the Arts, through June 11th

Natural History Museum -- Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Taxidermie, (Jardin des Plantes),
through March 21st
Au Fil des Araigneées, through July 2nd

Nissim de Camondo Museum
• Dessins d’Orfèvrerie de l’Atelier de Robert-Joseph Auguste, through April 1st

Orsay Museum—Musée d’Orsay
Akseli Gallen-Kallela, through May 6th

Palais Garnier
• No current exhibition

Palais de Tokyo
• Closed for renovations through April 11th

Paris City Hall Gallery—Hôtel de Ville
Doisneau Paris Les Halles,
through April 28th

Petit Palais Fine Arts Museum of Paris—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Rabindrandath Tagore,
through March 11th

Pinacothèque Art Museum of Paris -- Pinacothèque
• Berlin – Munich, Expressionismus & Expressionismi,
through March 11th

Pompidou Modern Art Museum—Centre Georges Pompidou
• Danser sa Vie, through April 2nd
• Matisse Paires et Séries, opens March 7th through June 18th

Red House Foundation (Albert de Galbert Foundation)— La Maison Rouge
Néon, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue,
through May 20th

Musée Rodin
Capturing the Model, 300 Rodin drawings 1890-1917, through April 1st

Romantic-Writers Museum—Musée de la Vie Romantique
• La Nouvelle Athènes, permanent exhibition

• Theâtres Romantiques à Paris, opens March 13th through July 15th
• Jardins Romantiques Français (1170-1840), opens March 8th through July 17th

Skilled Arts & Crafts Museum -- Musée des Arts et Métiers
• Radio: Ouvrez Grands vos Oreilles, through September 2nd

Versailles Palace— Château de Versailles
• Le Guerre de Napoléon, through May 13th

Zadkine (sculpture) Museum & Garden—Musée Zadkine
• Closed through May 2012 for maintenance


6 – 7   Rammestein
22   RFM Party 80

Châtelet Theater Grand Foyer Concerts— Grand Foyer du Châtelet
29 – 31  Féstival Intégral Classic: 11 Concerts in 3 Days!

Cigale Theater—La Cigale
5   Los Van Van
6   Andrew Bird
7   Mais Qu’est-ce Qu’elles Veulent Encore!
9   Ting Tings
10   Danakil & Natty Jean
11   Vote on the Rocks
12   Sharon Jones
14   Raphael Saadiq
15   M83
16   Ycare et Invités
17   Robin McKelle & The Fly Tones
18   Zemfira
20, 21   Charlie Winston
22   Stuck in the Sound
23, 24   Virginie Hocq dans Pas d’Inquiétude
25   Connan Mockasin
26   Tower of Power
27   The Straits
28   Inna Modja
29   Boubacar Traore
30   Bireli Lagrene et Sylvain Luc New Project
31   Shirley Souagnon

Olympia Concert Hall— L’Olympia
2   Michel Etcheverry
3   Frederic Francos
5   Thomas Fersen
6   Julina Perretta
7   Felix Gray
8   Generation Reservoir
9   Raphael Saadiq
10   James Morrison
11   Ourra
13   Lucio Dalla
14   Chris Rea
15   Roger Daltrey
16   Grand Corps Malade
18   La Fête de la Saint Patrick
21   Nina Hagen
22   Yannick Noah
28   Joey Starr
29, 30   Thomas Dutronic

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
6    La Tentation d’Eve
8-11   Forever King of Pop
10   Spectacle Commemoratif du Premier Anniversaire de l’Est du Japon
16   Soy de Cuba
24   Irish Legends
30   Le Bolero de Maurice Ravel
31   Michel Jonasz

Palais des Sports
Adam and Eve, through March 6th

Stade de France
4   France v. Ireland Rubgy
11   France v. England Rugby
24   Nef Lyrique
31   Stade Francais v. Stade Toulousain

Zénith Concert Hall—Le Zénith
3   Metronome
7   Snow Patrol
10   La Nuit du Reggaeton
11   Ballet National de Sibérie Krasnoyarsk
13, 14   Sting
16   Simple Plan
17   Bryan Adams
21   Feist
22 - 24   Benabar
27   Primus
28   Selah Sue
29   Elvis, Le Concert
30   Shy’m
31   Si Carmen m’Etait Contee


Le Caveau de la Huchette
Le Duc des Lombards
Le Caveau des Oubliettes
Le Baiser Salé

New Morning

Le Petit Journal Montparnasse
Swan Bar
Le Mériden Etoile


American Library in Paris
7   Evenings with an Author: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Lisa Immordino Vreeland presents the biography Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.  Born in Paris in 1903, Diana Vreeland was an American original whose impact on fashion and style was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary with an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities, and photographers. In addition to Harper's Bazaar, she also worked at Vogue and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
No events announced as of publication date

Shakespeare and Co.
5   Five acclaimed poets come together to celebrate the work of Carnanet: Sasha Dugdale, Jane Draycott, Mimi Khalvati, Olivia McCannon and Stephen Romer
8   Sure Thing, Lecoq Performance
12   Caroline Brothers, Hinterland
19   Dan Bullen, The Love Lives of the Artists and Lesley McDowell, Between the Sheets
21   Justin Torres, We the Animals
29   Donald Ray Pollock, The Devil All the Time

Village Voice Bookshop
22   Rilla Askew discusses her body of fiction work

W.H. Smith
No author events announced as of publication date


Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]
•  Robbins / EK, opens March 13th through March 31st
•  La Veuve Joyeuse,
through April 2nd

Opéra Bastille
•  Pelléas et Mélisande
– through March 16th
•  La Bayadère,
opens March 7th through April 15th
•  Don Giovani,
opens March 15th through April 21st

Royal Opera House of Versailles
• Hasse: Didone Abbandonnata,
March 10th
• Haendel : Ariodante,
March 15th
• Sandrine Piau – Les Paladins,
March 19th
• Tancrède,
March 23rd and 25th



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