Video content: Welcome to the April 2017 issue of "What’s up in Paris" magazine.
This monthly magazine is packed with information about things to experience, see, hear and do in Paris!
Stay with us and thanks to "What’s up in Paris" you’ll discover a selection of must-see events held in April 2017!
- It's April and that means Easter! To mark the occasion, a number of Easter egg hunts are open to children all over the capital during the weekend of 15 to 17 April. You'll find them in parks, gardens, the zoo, museums, markets and shops…. there's something for every taste.
Among these, we should mention the traditional Easter egg hunt run by Secours Populaire on the Champ de Mars, where no fewer than 40,000 chocolates are waiting to be discovered around the Eiffel Tower. You should also note the Easter egg hunt at the Jardin d’Acclimatation (Paris 16th district), the one in Bercy Village (Paris 12th district) or at the Butte Montmartre (Paris 18th district). Games of blind man's golf, treasure hunts and angling can also be enjoyed at numerous locations.
To help you make your choice before setting off with your basket, be sure to visit the Paris Tourist Office’s website: www.parisinfo.com
- Are you looking to turn your hand to cooking again with the return of the fine weather? If so, be sure to visit Paris's markets for free cookery classes! Three sessions are being organised, during which 5 to 10 people can take part. Another handy tip for those too late to register... passers-by can sample the dishes and ask the chef any questions!
Each market has its own theme: on April 7, the Raspail organic market (Paris 6th district) will be devoted to the theme of healthy cooking while the Mortier market (Paris 20th district) is showcasing its special anti-wastage course on the 9th.
For further information, please visit the website of the Fédération Française de Cuisine (French cookery federation): www.ffcuisine.fr
Are you looking for a museum with a difference? The Fondation Cartier is hosting Auto Photo, a major car-themed photographic exhibition, from April 19. Synonymous with fantasy, speed and technology, the motor car is represented through the works of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Friedlander or Malick Sidibé as a symbol of modernity.
For details, please visit: www.fondationcartier.com
Also, be sure not to miss the first major temporary exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme! The powerful and poignant theme of this exhibition will be "Nous et les autres, des préjugés au racisme" (Us and the others, from prejudice to racism). From March 31 until January 2018, the Musée de l’homme will place its visitors in the role of a person suffering discrimination to help understand the major racist phenomena from history, in a highly original and immersive environment. A hard-hitting exhibition to help us understand the individual and collective factors leading us to reject "others".
For further information: www.museedelhomme.fr
For the second event of its kind, the PØLAR Festival is back in the Parisian performance venues! From April 19-29, the Sinny & Ooko agency and Air d’Islande will help you discover the Nordic culture including a series of concerts. The Icelanders from the groups Gangly and Fufanu or the Norwegian from Sea Change will be performing among others at the Point Ephémère on April 29 and 26. The event will also include a temporary sauna, installed on the terrace at the Bar à Bulles on April 20 in addition to Swedish massage sessions.
For a more traditional though no less intense concert, come along and see Sting at the Olympia on April 12 and 13. The British artist will be back in Paris to help you discover or rediscover work from his latest album "57th & 9th", including the tracks "Inshallah" and "One Fine Day". A few places are still available on the Internet.
The weather’s fine and it's the perfect time to enjoy a lungful of fresh air in a leafy green environment! Every Saturday morning, the Maison du Vélo in the 11th district organises bike trips around the Bois de Vincennes, in a 20-km route, for solo cyclists or families taking in the promenade plantée (the planted route), the lakes, the river at Joinville, and the Château de Vincennes on the way back.
For further information, please call: 06 23 60 21 28.
Still on a sporty theme, you can also run in the Paris Marathon on April 9, with this 41st event looking set to be a colourful one! More than 60,000 runners are expected in the starting line-up on the Champs-Elysées before completing the 42-km race in Avenue Foch.
With all the places available at the special pre-registration price having been snapped up in just an hour and a half, it will now cost you €115 to take part in the event, at: schneiderelectricparismarathon.com
We hope you all have a great April!
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