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What to do in Paris this weekend? (from March 1 to 3)

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Cultural activities or outdoor events… We have selected the best activities to enjoy Paris this March weekend. From unique trade fairs to exciting exhibitions and sensational shows… Follow our program to experience an unforgettable weekend in the City of Lights!

Where to dine Saturday evening?

Taste a unique menu from Chef Bertrand Valegas at Mandarin Oriental

Du February 26 to March 2, immerse yourself in an exceptional gastronomic experience at Camélia at Mandarin Oriental. THE French chef Bertrand Valegeas takes command to create a unique map. Let yourself be carried away by the flavors of the shores of Navarino Bay with a carefully crafted menu, starting with a tasting of Koroneiki olive oils accompanied by toasted sourdough bread with oregano, and continuing with starters such as Mediterranean tuna “Lakerda”.

To end this exceptional meal, let yourself be tempted by divine desserts such as “Meli”. A subtle creation based on honey from the hives of the Oliviera restaurant, pollen and chamomile ice cream. Or, opt for the Crémeux of goat cheese, Greek yogurt – lime, white chocolate, yogurt ice cream and almond sponge cake.

Hotel Mandarin Oriental Paris – 251 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Which activity to choose for this weekend?

For an unusual experience, enjoy a hot air balloon flight


When you take a seat in the basket of a hot air balloon, you are preparing to an unusual experience which literally transports you to the heavens. There where vertigo has no place. Where the gentle rise of the hot air balloon slowly lifts you above the ground.

L'une des the most extraordinary sensations an hot air balloon flight is the  proximity to clouds. You feel like you're touching them, caressing their cottony softness as you fly among them. It is a moment of pure magic that evokes a feeling of freedom incomparable.

Treat yourself to this flight in the clouds… it’s here!

To find out more about this activity, see our article: Live the unusual experience of a hot air balloon flight near Paris

Which exhibition to discover this weekend?

Tutankhamun, the pharaonic immersive experience


From February 3, 2024, Montparnasse Galleries will transform into a captivating space of 3 000 m² to welcome " Tutankhamun, the pharaonic immersive experience » . This fun adventure was led by the same exhibition team who captivated the public with the exhibitions on Ramses and Tutankhamun at La Villette. It thus promises an experience that is as rich as it is faithful.


For more exhibitions, read: TOP exhibitions to see in February

Where to have a drink on Saturday evening?

To relax alongside the VIPs, the Castel


Let yourself be seduced by the elegance and glamor that reigns in this celebrity haunt. THE Castel restaurant is much more than a simple restaurant, it is a veritable sanctuary of the trendy Parisian scene. Nestled discreetly in the upscale neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Castel is reputed to be one of the most fashionable places in the capital. The establishment regularly attracts celebrities and influential figures. Be immediately captivated by its cozy and resolutely trendy atmosphere. 

Castel – 15 Rue Princess, 75006 Paris

For more festive restaurants, read: Where to dine during Fashion Week in Paris?

Which spa to book to relax for a weekend?

For an immersive experience of aquatic treatments, the Cléméns Spa


Nestled in a luxurious and soothing setting, Spa Cléméns embodies excellence in relaxation and body care. It is in a discreet institute, almost hidden on the border of the 6th and 7th arrondissements of Paris, that the establishment offers treatments like no other.

Indeed, entering the spa means letting yourself be enveloped by an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity. The dim lighting and captivating scents create a cocoon where you can relax and forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Cléméns Spa – 14 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

To find out more about this Spa: The unusual experience of aquatic treatments at Spa Cléméns

Where to brunch this Sunday?

For a Kids Friendly Brunch tasting, Andia Paris 


Ce tasty brunch, located in the heart of Paris, is an absolutely unique place. Attached to the Ranelagh garden, Andia Paris is a former train station on the Auteuil line, which has been converted into a restaurant since the 90s. Enjoy healthy and varied dishes in a decor that is both modern and bohemian. Viennese pastries, maki, sashimi, good marinated meat or even the for vegetarians,… In short, there is everything! What to please the most gourmet among you. Your children will also be able to help themselves and devour their lunch. They will then be able to get away as quickly as possible creative leisure workshop which is located on the ground floor of the restaurant. 

Andia Paris – 19, Chaussée de la Muette, 75016 Paris

For more Kids Friendly brunch spots, read: Top 7 of the best kids friendly brunches in the capital

Which trendy store to discover this weekend?

To find the most beautiful submersive works, the Saint-Laurent Babylone bookstore-gallery


Saint Laurent opens a new space dedicated to art and culture, located at number 9 rue Grenelle, in the very chic district of Sèvres-Babylon. Conceived by Anthony Vaccarello, the artistic director of the House, this new cultural setting represents a reinvention of Saint Laurent Rive Droite, currently closed for renovation. Thus, Saint Laurent Babylone now brings together all the passions of the house. Ranging from photography to music, including painting.

Saint Laurent Babylone – 9 Rue De Grenelle, 75007 Paris

To find out more about this address, discover our article: Saint Laurent opens its bookstore-gallery in Babylon

What exceptional opportunity is available to you this weekend?

To start or expand your vinyl collection: Paris Loves Vinyl

Sunday March 3, 2024 will mark the start of the 12th edition of the gigantic vinyl sale. To do this, Paris Loves Vinyl has meticulously selected the most qualified sellers to meet the requirements of this major event. More than 70 professionals and music enthusiasts attended. Among them are French labels renowned artists, eminent diggers from the recording industry, as well as a multitude of international sellers from all over the world. Europe, Brazil, Japan, and elsewhere.

To find out more about this sale, read our article: Paris Loves Vinyl: a sale of 100 vinyls in Paris

Which series to choose to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Paris Fashion Week?

The New Look: the series on Christian Dior 

« The New Look » is already emerging as a must-have for fashion enthusiasts. The Pitch: in Paris, during the Nazi Occupation, the influence of Coco Chanel in the world of fashion is gradually coming to an end. For his part, Christian Dior emerges as the rising star of fashion. Breathing new life into the world with his revolutionary and iconic style. Directed and written by Todd A. Kessler, to whom we owe successes such as The Sopranos et Dawson, series " The New Look » sets itself up as a biographical saga. Thus, it is deployed on 10 episodes. 

Available on Apple TV+

To learn more about the series, read our article: The New Look: the series on Christian Dior is finally available

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