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Paris in March
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 4, 2022 Share on

Paris in March: Weather, Things to do, Travel Tips and more!

Introduction

Paris has long romanced visitors from all corners of the world. From attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the cathedrals to simple joys like strolling along the wide tree-lined avenues, this city never fails to inspire awe. Each quartier (neighbourhood) has its own unique appeal. From the Latin quarter to the fashion-forward Champs Élysées, there is something that appeals to everyone here. A trip to Paris in March is sure to give you a great Parisian experience. So, here are some important aspects related to Paris in March: 

 

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Weather in Paris in March

Paris in March is blessed with longer durations of sunshine and warmer temperatures overall. It is worth mentioning, however, that there still can be a decent amount of rainfall from time to time. Thankfully, however, this won’t take away from your holiday experience. 

One can expect averages to be around 9 degrees Celsius and highs go up to 13 degrees Celsius. There is rainfall with an average of 24 mm up to 14 days in the month. The average sea temperatures are at a nippy 8 degrees Celsius. So, if your trip involves any trips to the seaside we recommend you change your plans. 

Also read – Paris in January – A Complete Guide for a Lovely Trip!

Things to Do in Paris in March

Things to do in Paris in March
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Following is a list of things to do in Paris in March: 

  • Take a sightseeing tour or alternatively opt for a night bus tour. 
  • Go for a champagne cruise on the Seine River. 
  • Dine at the Moulin Rouge. 
  • Go hunting for cherry blossoms in areas around the Eiffel tower and near Notre Dame in particular. These blossoms make for a great photo op and are not to be missed on your trip to Paris in March. 
  • Enjoy blossoms in numerous parks after a long and dreary winter season. 
  • Celebrate St Patrick’s day by heading to one of the many Irish pubs located in the city. 
  • Attend Le Mondial du Tatouage ( festival of tattoos ) 
  • Attend Paris Déco off – this is a design and decor festival. Vendors dealing in furniture and art decor host open days and other events.
  • Take a trip to Disneyland, Paris. 
  • Take part and enjoy food festivals like Macaron Day ( 20th March ), and National Cheese Day ( 27th March ). 
  • Go to the Indian village and take part in the Holi celebrations ( held from 17th – 18th of March. )
  • Check out the first blooms in Versailles Garden for free before the onset of the Fountains show and Musical Garden Show. 
  • Attend Printemps du Cinéma, this festival brings together the works of several well-acclaimed foreign directors. Tickets are inexpensive and several small-scale cinemas participate in this festival. 

Also read – 10 Things To Do In Paris With Kids: For a Perfect Family Time!

What to Pack for Paris in March

What to Pack for Paris in March
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Given the weather conditions, we recommend you definitely carry the following items to stay protected from the elements on your trip to Paris in March:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Socks and tights
  • Long trousers
  • Long sleeve tops
  • Sweaters
  • Light scarf 
  • Travel umbrellas
  • Winter coats ( optional )
  • Mid-season waterproof jackets ( recommended ) 

Also read – 10 Reasons To Fall In Love With Paris: The Destination Of Rhapsody!

What to Wear in Paris in March

  • One pair of jeans
  • Two to three tops or T-shirts
  • One skirt
  • Three dresses
  • Multiple sweaters
  • Multiple cardigans
  • Running shoes or comfortable sneakers
  • A warm scarf
  • A warm coat

Best Tips for Visiting Paris in March

Best Tips for Visiting Paris in March
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  • There are no public holidays in the month of March. 
  • Book in advance to maximize savings and also increase your number of options worth looking at. 
  • Since it may rain, look for indoor activities worth investing your time in. Options like the Paris Catacombs and the art show at Atélier des Lumières make for some excellent options. 
  • Make sure that your insurance is valid. 
  • Look for any signs that hint toward potential civil unrest, the last thing you want on your trip is to get caught in a protest. 

Also read – 10 Most Beautiful Parks in Paris, France- Se perdre dans la beauté!!

Where to Stay in Paris in March

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Following are some good options located in Saint-Germain. Located on the left bank, this locale is both picturesque and central. It is the ideal location to stay on your trip to Paris in March. It is also home to several good cafes, restaurants, and interesting entertainment options. 

1. Relais Christine

This hotel is set in a 17th-century mansion. It immediately brings to mind the kind of hotel one would imagine staying at when thinking of Saint Germain or Paris. We are sure that prospective travellers will book their stay at this fine establishment as soon as they check out the pictures of this hotel. 

2. Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

This hotel is an excellent choice given its area and hotel category. It is located close to the Luxemburg Gardens which is surely one convenience that travellers will appreciate. One can enjoy stays in comfortable rooms which are larger than the ones available elsewhere in Paris. 

Also read – 10 Most Romantic Hotels to Stay in Paris

3. Welcome Hotel

Located between Boulevard Saint-Germain and Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church, it is a great value for money option.  The Louvre is located close as well as the Seine River and the Tuileries Garden. This makes it another location that is good to stay at on your trip to Paris in March.

4. Hotel Paris Louvre Opera

This hotel is set in a 17th-century building. With a 5 min walk from the Louvre being its biggest highlight, its other attractions are the several choices available for dining. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and cosy. This hotel is undoubtedly good value for money. 

5. Hotel Brittanique

This is a lovely 19th-century hotel. The biggest pros here have got to be its ambience and close proximity to Notre Dame and other places of interest. One can enjoy the comfortable rooms and the service of its welcoming stay during their stay here. With such qualities, it is sure to evoke a homely feeling in its visitors. 

Festivals Celebrated in Paris in March

Festivals
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Festivals make for an excellent way to soak in the culture of a destination. Thankfully, in addition to the ones mentioned earlier, there are some more celebrations you can head to in order to make the most of your trip. Read on to learn more: 

Dates: Festivals: 
Held in either March or AprilBerck-sur-Mer Kite Festival
17th MarchSt Patrick’s Day
20th – 23rd MarchThe Paris Book Fair
6th March –  3rd AprilThe Banlieue Bleues Jazz Festival
22nd March – 25th AprilEaster

1. Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival 

For two decades now, over half a million spectators head to the Berck-sur-Mer Kite festival. The main attraction here is the spectacular show comprising of kites in all shapes and sizes. One can spot giant dragons, whales, octopuses, and whatnot. The festival is also the venue for the International Kite Championships every two years. This is a great festival for embers of all ages. Visitors can not only enjoy the spectacle but their hand at kiteflying and also shop for the same. We recommend you stick around till the end, as the festival’s end is marked by grand displays of night-time flying and stunning firework displays. 

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2. St Patrick’s Day

Owing to its lively Irish community, St Patrick’s day in Paris makes for a fun and memorable experience. One can do everything ranging from traditional Irish folk music to nursing a tasty pint of Guinness at one of the city’s finest pubs. You can even head to Disneyland to celebrate the “ Green man”. 

3. The Paris Book Fair

The Paris Bookfair is the place to be if you are a reading aficionado. After all, book lovers can enjoy signings and debates all along with opportunities to find the next perfect book for you to read. There is also a large section dedicated to books for the younger audience. So, no matter what your age you can have a good time at this fair. 

 

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4. The Banlieue Bleues Jazz Festival

Every year jazz fans gather together to enjoy the jazz and blues performance at the Banlieue Bleues Jazz Festival. One can enjoy performances from both well-established artists and rising stars. 

5. Easter

Easter celebrations in Pari mark a time to enjoy delicious sweet treats. The festival is marked by egg hunts and large-scale services at Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. Head to chocolatiers for tasting experiences out of this world or settle down for a hearty brunch with family or friends. It is the perfect time to check out gourmet addresses or flower-decked cafe terraces. 

Also read – Champs Elysees in Paris: A Guide to the Must-See Avenue!

Frequently Asked Questions about Paris in March

What is the Paris Pass? 

The Paris Pass is particularly aimed at catering to the needs of visitors. The pass allows you to skip queues at major attractions and enjoy free transportation on metro and buses. 

Can I expect establishments to be closed on certain days? 

Most establishments are either closed or function at a limited capacity on Sundays. However, most major attractions are available to be enjoyed by the visiting tourists. Additionally, museums like the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay are typically closed on Mondays and Tuesdays instead. 

Where can I enjoy the best views of Paris? 

Contrary to popular notions, the best views of Paris are to be seen from the Arc de Triomphe and not the Eiffel Tower. 

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