Spring is finally here and so is ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival!

ÉCU 2019– Come join us at Les 7 Parnassiens to celebrate the 14th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival on 5th– 7th of April! 80 films from around the world will be showcased and will be competing for 25 awards. Not only will there be movies but the film festival will also host a wide variety of events: There will be Q&A’s following every screening session where audience members can pose questions directly to the directors, an assortment of workshops focusing on a number of subjects and hosted by industry professionals, and live music can be heard throughout the entirety of the weekend. Every evening there are amazing after parties where attendees and filmmakers can unwind and have a good time.

Paris Marathon- April 14th will kick off one of Europe’s most impressive and scenic races. Watch as nearly 60,000 runners tackle the city of Paris on foot starting from the Arc de Triomphe and travel to Place de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli, and many more historic sites. Take a seat somewhere near that 42km race track and support these amazing athletes while taking in the beautiful backgrounds Paris has to offer!

Foire du Trône– The largest festival in France is coming to Paris from April 5- June 2. Pelouse de Reuilly will host its annual 3 million guests and will be full of entertainment for the whole family. Take a turn on Starlight, a lift, rotating and flipping at 65 feet in the air, while two other rings turn around it, recreating a feeling of weightlessness, or stay on land and play a game of chance. The festival will be open from noon to 23h every day except Saturdays when it will stay open till 1am.

Easter in Paris– Whether you’re religious or not, there are many ways to celebrate Easter break in Paris.  Monday 22nd of April is a public holiday so expect many shops and restaurants to be closed and the public transportation will run on a limited schedule. My suggestion is to take advantage of the sun and upcoming warmth and set up a picnic at your favorite park. Pack some baguettes and cheese, but also treat yourself to artisan chocolates shaped in the form of an egg or bunny. Jean-Paul Hévin offers beautifully decorated superb chocolate and macaroons in the 1st arrondissement.

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