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What to do during your Easter vacations in Paris?

The spring vacations finally announce the arrival of the beautiful days, and are the occasion to take advantage of the return of the sun and the mild temperatures. Paris is then an ideal destination to discover the capital, stroll in the streets, and discover the cultural and artistic events of the moment. To organize your days, here are a few ideas of what to do during the Easter vacations in Paris.


Cultural visits during the Easter vacations in Paris

A stay in Paris is always an opportunity to visit the great classics and the greatest monuments. But it is also possible to embellish your next spring vacations with cultural outings around temporary events.

Alone, with friends or with the family, the outdoor or indoor exhibitions are an opportunity to perfect your culture and to spend a pleasant moment around art, history, or any theme that fascinates you.

In April 2023, several exhibitions are organized in Paris:

  • The immersive exhibition The Gold of the Pharaohs, at the Parc de la Villette, from April 7 to September 6, 2023;
  • The Manet/Degas exhibition, at the Musée d’Orsay, from 28 March 2023 to 23 July 2023;
  • The digital exhibition Chagall, Paris – New-York, at the Atelier des Lumières, from February 17, 2023 to January 7, 2024;
  • The temporary exhibition Top Secret, at the Cinémathèque, until May 21, 2023 ;
  • The Basquiat x Warhol exhibition, four hands, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, from April 5 to August 28, 2023 ;
  • The exhibition Cahiers d’art, le tournant des années 30, at the Musée de l’Orangerie, until May 29, 2023.

Of course, the exhibitions in Paris are much more numerous, and take place during the school vacations and well after.


Leisure activities and workshops in Paris during the 2023 school vacations

School vacations are often an opportunity to share family moments, and for that, the capital has no shortage of resources. Between creative workshops, gardening initiation and cooking classes, young and old can enjoy discovering certain skills during unforgettable experiences.

Take advantage of your days off to sign up for one of the events for kids or the whole family. You can make your own cheese at the Latteria, a huge urban dairy in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris. And to discover different activities, go to the creative and DIY workshop Les Inventeurs, in the 18th arrondissement. There, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops or training courses with craftsmen who will explain the basics of their trade, and guide you in your first steps. On the program, activities for children and/or adults: arc welding, carpentry workshop, Molkky workshop, propeller boat making, mosaics…

You can also find other introductory workshops and discovery sessions on various themes by visiting the ressourceries or MJCs in the different districts of Paris.


Get some fresh air in the green spaces of Paris

After visiting the capital’s exhibitions and participating in a creative workshop, it’s nice to be able to walk in the fresh air and stretch your legs. It’s a good thing, because the Parisian parks come alive in spring, and offer an ideal setting for a walk.

Alone or in charming company, take the time to discover the awakening of nature in the Jardin des Plantes, the Jardin des Tuileries, or the Jardin du Luxembourg. Of course, the addresses do not stop there, and other sites, less known but just as charming, are favourable to the stroll: the garden of the Rodin museum, the Bagatelle garden… Your walks in these Parisian green spaces are an opportunity to discover the biodiversity of the place, as well as some works of art, statues and fountains, scattered along the paths of the parks and gardens.

And if you wish to accompany your escapade in the middle of nature with an explanation, the Center of National Monuments offers a guided tour of the most emblematic parks and gardens. Don’t forget to book an exclusive visit to the gardens of the castles of Rambouillet, Maisons or Champs-sur-Marne.

If your vacation dates allow it, take the time to get away from Paris and go to Fontainebleau. Its immense forest is the occasion for beautiful walks, and many activities are proposed throughout the spring school vacations (storytelling, dog sledding, guided tour of the gardens of the castle of Fontainebleau…).


Enjoying the thrill of Easter in Paris

One could imagine that the visit of Paris lacks spice, and that the monuments and typical districts impose a rather quiet stay. However, the amateurs of more or less strong sensations will be delighted to learn that the capital also proposes more astonishing activities during the school vacations.

If you enjoyed climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you’ll probably love to climb aboard the Ballon de Paris Generali. Located in the André Citroën Park, the world’s largest balloon offers you a breathtaking view of Paris, 150 meters above the ground, for an original 10-minute activity.

And for lovers of waterfalls and climbing of all kinds, go to the different adventure courses of accrobranche in the Paris region. Between zip line and climbing to the top of the trees, the sensations are guaranteed! Finally, of course, lovers of magic and thrills can’t miss the most famous amusement park in the world: Disneyland Paris.


An original and unusual visit of Paris in spring

Are you one of those travelers who love unusual experiences? Then get off the beaten track and discover Paris as you’ve never seen it before. Many immersive experiences immerse you in the typical districts of the capital, such as the street-art of the 13th district, the village of Charonne or the village of Batignolles.

To guide you, several mobile applications accompany you throughout your journey, and offer you thematic routes enhanced with stories and anecdotes. And to make the experience even more fun, a treasure hunt or a treasure hunt invite you to discover the secrets of Paris through challenges and riddles to be solved along your walk. Something to delight young and old alike!


Visit Paris by bike

If your feet can’t take the miles of walking, and your head needs fresh air, get on a bike and discover Paris in a different way. There are many bicycle paths, and the setting is ideal for a bike ride: banks of the Seine, Bois de Boulogne, canals… And if you want to make the bike ride fun, you will easily find thematic itineraries that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful days. You don’t have a bike? You will easily find self-service bicycles offered by the Paris City Hall, unless you prefer to rent a bike in a specialized store.


Are you planning to stay in Paris for the Easter vacations? Take advantage of spring to participate in fun activities, and don’t forget to book your hotel room at Le Cadran, your 4-star hotel in the heart of the 7th arrondissement of Paris.