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March Events in Paris

2014 Guide

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Main Sources: Paris Convention and Visitors Office, Paris Mayor's Office

Seasonal Events and Festivals:

Saint Patrick's Day: Paris has a lively Irish community, making celebrating St. Patrick's day in Paris a memorable experience. From concerts and shows for where to spend away the wee morning hours, our guide to celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in Paris provides plenty of ideas for celebrating the green man.

 

Arts and Exhibits Highlights:

The Sea in Paris, 45 Million Years Ago

This fascinating exhibit curated in the depths of the Paris Catacombs reveals a little known fact about the city of light: 45 million years ago, the area was part of a vast tropical sea ecosystem; its traces can be observed in the geological formations of Paris' many underground "layers". Anyone interested in natural history and geology shouldn't miss this one. 

Dates: Through December 31st, 2014

Location: The Paris Catacombs

 

Goya, Inventor of Modernity - Pinacotheque de Paris

This exhibit at the exhibition space known as the Pinacotheque, located near the Paris Opera district, commemorates the singular eye and strange but compelling vision of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya. His somber scenes and portraits are haunting, if sometimes slightly disturbing. A fascinating look at one of Spain's great painters. Through March 16th, 2014.

Location: Pinacotheque de Paris

28 place de la Madeleine, 9th arrondissement

Metro: Madeleine or Opera

 

Brassai: For the Love of Paris

One of the 20th century's most-recognized photographers of Paris, Brassai always cast a romantic perspective on the city, in part shaping how it is perceived today by most visitors. A free exhibit at Paris City Hall (Hotel de Ville) reveals the workings of this beloved photographer, who also took portraits of famed artists and intellectuals such as Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. 

Location: Hotel de Ville - Mairie de Paris

Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 4th arrondissement

Metro: Hotel de Ville 

When: Through March 31st, 2014

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