Spring is almost here, sun is finally shining and Paris looks more beautiful than ever. ÉCU wants to start the new month with the right foot, so here you are some events to enjoy the first rays of March sunlight.
ÉCU 2019 Launch Party
You definitely cannot miss the ÉCU 2019 Launch Party. It will take place on March 20th, at La Pomme d’Eve, 1, rue Laplace, 75005, Paris. From 20.00 on, we’ll unveil the Official Selection, do some screenings, meet the film directors and most of all have a lot of fun! It’s free entrance, can you ask for more?
The Sunday before Mardi Gras, there’s the Carnival Procession – called La Promenade du Boeuf Gras. It’s a tradition inherited from the Middle Ages, during which the poor could imitate the Kings and the latter could be treated as commoners. Every year, it attracts more than fifty thousands spectators: there are shows, live music, theater plays – many events to suit all tastes. The parade starts from Place Gambetta and ends at Place de la République with a big party in the square. Are you ready to dress up? 3rd March is the day!
The Paris Book Fair is the most important French and European event in the field of publishing – counting around 165,000 visitors a year. Every year, the fair hosts authors and experts of the sector and has a rich program of debates, get-togethers, and book-signing sessions. Dear book lovers, do not miss this special opportunity! From 15th to 18th March, at Porte de Versailles.
Printemps du cinéma
If you’re passionate about films, you’ll be glad to know that Paris’ cinemas will screen movies at the special prize of 4 euros each, from 17th to 19th March. As cinephiles, we all know the feeling of sitting in front of the big screen – so it’s an occasion not to be missed. The event is organized by the Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français (FNCF), which counts 5900 cinemas in France and promotes film culture all over the country.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy a good film!
St. Patrick’s Day
Last but not least are you crazy about the idea of getting dressed up in all green, listening to Celtic music and drinking beer? Another thing to do in March, if you feel like having a good time, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. In Paris, there are many pubs where you can have a beer and you’ll be amazed by the fact that spots such as the Moulin Rouge and the Arc De Triomphe will be illuminated with green light. Also, the Centre Culturel Irlandais will host concerts and events concerning this unique Irish celebration.