March 2010 Paris Events

March 2010 Paris Events

The Musee D'OrsayCulture lovers’ eyes are smiling in the City of Light this month, and as you will see, there is a lot to smile about! As the most common enquiry I get from clients is what is happening in Paris, there is no better way to be prepared for this than to research monthly. So as long as I’m researching I might as well share!

Paris is a city full of endless entertainment possibilities from opera to art and jazz to rock. No matter what flavour of entertainment you are seeking you are sure to find it in the City of Light! So, without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of Paris entertainment for the month of March.

Opera & Ballet

Opéra Garnier –

La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of Camellias) – John Neumeier – from March 1st

Adapted to stage from the 1848 book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, this ballet is in its final performances at the Opéra Garnier.

Faust – Opera in two acts – Bernhard Kontarsky – from March 17th

Inspired by the 1836 poem, Faust, by Nikolaus Lenau this “work of contrasts seeks to express the contradictions of human beings.” –Philippe Fenélon

Opéra Bastille –

Don Carlo – Opera in four acts – Carlo Rizzi – from March 2nd

Considered to be one of Verdi’s finest operas, the story unfolds around three generations of Spanish royalty.

L’Or du Rhin – (The Rhine Gold) – Philippe Jordan – from March 4th

A magnificent opera by Richard Wagner, this performance kicks off the Nicolas Joel era at the Opéra Bastille

The Paris Choral Society will perform the harmonies of the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom. The American Cathedral. March 20th – 23rd

Art Exhibitions

The Louvre –

A Passion for Delacroix – the Karen B. Cohen Collection – through April 5th

From Izmir to Smyrna, Discovery of an Ancient City – through April 5th

Musée d’Orsay –

Crime and Punishment – from March 16th

Meijer de Haan, the Hidden Master – from March 16th

Musée du Quai Branly –

The Making of Images – through July 17th

Centre Georges Pompidou –

Erró – 50 Years of Collages – through May24th

Patrick Jouin – The Substance of Design – through May 24th

Musée Jacquemart-André –

El Greco – Dalì, The Great Spanish Masters, The Pérez Simón Collection – from March 12th

La Maison Rouge –

Vinal, Records and Covers – through May 16th

Celeste Boursier Mougenot – through May 16th

Marco Decorpeliada, Schizomètres – through May 16th

Grand Palais –

The World in Colours – through May 2nd

Where the Dinosaurs Ate – through My 2nd

Turner and His Painters – through May 24th

Art Paris + Guests – March 18th – 22nd

Petit Palais –

The World of Yves Saint Laurent – March 11th – 29th

Music Venues – The Highlights of March

Salle Pleyel –

6 & 7 – Martha Aragerich

10, 17 & 18 – Orchestre de Paris

L’Olymia –

1 – Chris Rea

4–6 – Sylvie Varton

9-14 – Michel Boujenah

22 – Phoenix

Bercy –

5 – 30 Seconds to Mars

22 – Peter Gabriel

25 – Jean Michel Jarre

30 – Eros Ramazzoti

Le Zenith –

9 – Elvis Presley Tribute

15 & 16 – Florent Pagny

22 – The Cranberries

27 – I Muvrini

La Flèche d’Or – (concerts are held here nightly)

2 – Amparo Sanchez

3 – Broadcast 2000

16- Marie-Pierre Arthur

23- Tcheky Karyo

Palais de Congress –

9 – Calogero

27 – Raphael

Jazz Clubs – The Jazz Age never really passed in Paris. Although it is stated to have begun in the 20’s when thousands of Americans – writers, artists and musicians – started to flee to Paris in search of artistic freedom. Gone are the days when Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong graced the Hotel de la Trémoile – where their picture still hangs in the grand foyer. Yes, these days may be gone, but they are not forgotten as you will see by enjoying an evening of jazz at any of the fine establishments listed below.

Sunside/Sunset –

Le Caveau de la Huchette –

Le Duc des Lombards –

Le Caveau des Oubliettes –

Le Baiser Salé –

New Morning –

Swan Bar –

Sporting Events in Paris in March


6-16 – The 6 Nations Rugby Tournament @ Stade de France

14 – France v. Italy Rugby @ Stade de France

20 – France v. England @ Stade de France


13 – Paris Saint Germain v. Marseilles @ Parc des Prince

28 – Paris Saint Germain v. Boulogne @ Parc des Princes

-Lisa Buros

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