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What to do in Paris this weekend? (April 12 to 14)

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

Don't miss the Paris Book Festival at the Grand Palais Éphémère


The programming of Paris Book Festival offers an exceptional showcase of contemporary editorial creation, highlighting 329 authors on the 6 stages of Grand Palace Ephemeral. Divided by theme and favoring cross-pollinated and innovative approaches, this programming encourages exchanges between different genres and literary horizons. All this, by highlighting both the discoveries and the essential authors, whether they are French, international or Quebecois ! Choose from the 160 meetings offered and immerse yourself in a rich and diverse literary universe!

Grand Palais Éphémère – 2 Pl. Joffre, 75007 Paris

Where to dine Saturday evening?

To sit at the table of a starred restaurant, which is ecologically committed and which is 100% feminist, Datil


A delicious starred restaurant which is ecologically committed by highlighting agriculture and food production… This may seem usual. But what really distinguishes Date from other gastronomic establishments, it's good its exclusively female brigade in the kitchen. Manon Fleury, the boss, says she wants to promote female talents within her team. Thus, this restaurant embodies a true ecological commitment by favoring partnerships with local producers, market gardeners, breeders as well as fishermen who respect a responsible approach of food.

Datil – 13 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris

To find out more about this gastronomic address, read our article: Datil: the restaurant that moves the lines

Which DIY workshop to choose for this weekend in Paris?

To maintain your small garden, make your own XL terrarium


After an exciting presentation of his work, Aude will guide you through the mysteries of terrarium operation and maintenance. Then it's up to you to take the reins of this plant adventure ! You will have the opportunity to choose land and sand which will form the basis of your terrarium.

Then, armed with your brush and your tweezers, you can unleash your creativity by installing the decoration of your choice. At the end of this enriching workshop, you will leave with your own plant world in your hands, ready to beautify your interior and bring a touch of greenery to your daily life.

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For more DIY ideas, check out our article: 7 unusual workshops to do in Paris

Which exhibition to discover this weekend?

“The world as it is” at the Bourse du Commerce 

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The exhibition “The world as it is” to the Commerce Exchange from March 20, 2024 and until September 2, 2024, presents an exclusive selection of works from the Pinault Collection. It highlights the vitality and diversity of contemporary art. 

Bringing together renowned artists such as Maurizio Cattelan and Jeff Koons as well as emerging talents… The exhibition explores philosophical reflections and questions about our time. Inspired by a tale of Voltaire, it offers an ambivalent vision of a world in movement, while inviting visitors to introspection through an immersive installation de Kimsooja.

Trade Exchange – Pinault Collection – 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris

For exhibitions to visit in April, read our article: TOP exhibitions to see in April

Where to party this weekend in Paris?

For a vibrant gastronomic atmosphere, Bistrot Podium Disco 

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Instantly immerse yourself in energy vibrant and festive de Bistro Podium Disco. Here, a decor with bright colors and bold patterns transports you to the immortal decades of the musical revolution. Once the dinner has been savored, euphoria invades the room, and the institution takes on all its brilliance when the decibels are climbing. 

The three-star chef, Glenn Viel, has imagined a bistro menu revisiting the greatest classics of French cuisine with its unique touch. Something to enjoy while celebrating! DJ sets, pianists, singers and artists wander between the tables, leading guests to disco tunes, French pop and forgotten gems. 

Podium Bistrot Disco – 2 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris

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To find out more festive restaurants in Paris: 7 festive restaurants to celebrate your birthday with friends

Which spa to book to relax for a weekend?

For an experience focused on pleasure and relaxation, head to Lancaster Private Spa

Le Lancaster Private Spa in 8th floor of the famous Hotel, reinvents itself with modulation and personalization as watchwords. Paris Select reveals everything you need to know about this new experience breathtaking well-being. Privatized for each visitor, this haven of peace guaranteed total relaxation, with white curtains separating the spaces for an enveloping but also soothing atmosphere.

Besides the imposing whirlpool inviting you to relax, discover two treatment tables allowing you to enjoy a moment of absolute well-being for two. Also relax in the hammam or of course the terrace to take full advantage of a moment of relaxation before or after treatments.

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Hotel Lancaster Paris Champs Elysées – 7 Rue de Berri, 75008 Paris

To find out more about this spa: Lancaster Private Spa: an experience focused on pleasure and relaxation

Which trendy store to discover this weekend?

To find trendy and branded clothing, Elevastor


Elevastor is a carefully designed place for everyone. A multi-brand concept store dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. Nestled in the heart of Paris, in the Marais district, renowned for its artistic dynamism, its cultural diversity and its eclectic atmosphere, the Elevastor boutique invites you to enter its temple of fashion.

Explore a careful selection, which highlights both the major renowned houses and young emerging designers. You will discover their latest collections as well as exclusive collaborations. Among the brands presented, you will find in particular Rui, Misbhv, Blumarine, and many more. 

Elevastor – 1 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris

For more shopping addresses in Paris, read: The 10 most fashionable concept stores in Paris

Where to brunch this Sunday?

For a complete brunch in front of the Iron Lady, the Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel Brunch

Every Sunday, enjoy an exceptional culinary experience in the refined setting of the Frame Brasserie. This buffet invites you to explore a palette of exquisite and varied flavors, in an atmosphere that is both modern and welcoming. With a breathtaking view of the majestic Eiffel Tower, elegance mixes with relaxation, offering the perfect place for a memorable brunch with friends or family.

Frame Brasserie at the Pullman Tour Eiffel**** Hotel – 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris (Entrance at 22 rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris).

To find out more about this address: Enjoy a complete Brunch at the Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel

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