You plan to visit Paris in March and you need tips about the weather, things to do, what to pack, how to spend a romantic, fun, or festive stay in Paris… Welcome
Exhibitions, festivals, and Carnivals are taking place during March to celebrate winter end and the new spring.
Find info about St Patrick’s Day and Paris Book Fair. The early March could still be cold and rainy, but you may certainly feel the spring coming and see flowering trees.
Paris Weather in March
Average temperatures and Rainfall
- min temperature: 3°C / 37°F
- max temperature : 11°C / 52°F
- average rainfall: 48 mm
During March, the spring comes very slowly. Early March could be very cold, and it can snow during this period. But it’s often rainy and the weather can change many times a day. It’s March showers (Giboulées de Mars in French) . At late March, it becomes more sunny and milder but temperatures rarely rise upper than 20°C (68°F).
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What to pack, what to wear in Paris in March?
At the end of March, temperatures start to increase but an umbrella is very recommended due to many showers. Temperatures can vary a lot in the day with a cold morning and a dim afternoon. See 5-day weather forecast for Paris
- What to pack
At Early, it is better to be dressed for the cold. You need to bring with you a waterproof coat (for showers), gloves could be useful but not really necessary. An umbrella might be useful, waterproof shoes too. As the month last weeks are dimmer, you bring sunglasses and lighter clothes. Don’t worry! You can do shopping in many famous shopping places listed here.
Things to do in Paris in March
Best Attractions in Paris
Carnival in Paris in March
During the first days of March, you can find many little Carnivals in Paris.
- The most important, the “Carnaval de Paris” will take place in early March. it’s the walk of fatty beef and Carnival of Paris! This year’s theme: fairies, trolls, and company. The carnival starts at place Gambetta (20th arrondissement) at 1pm.
- mid-Mar. Women’s Carnaval – Feast of the Queens of Mi-Carême Washerwomen organized by the Coeur Soeur – Women are encouraged to dress in queens and men in women if they dare.
Special events in Paris in March
Paris Book Fair renamed Paris Book Festival
The 40th Paris Book Fair edition will take place at the Porte de Versailles on April 21 to April 23 2023, and will honor Indian literature.
Russia to be guest of honor. A delegation of 30 authors is expected. Visitors can take part in meetings, debates, lectures and, of course, to signings…
St. Patrick’s Day in Paris
On March 17th many pubs in Paris celebrate St Patrick’s Day. In Paris, this Day is generally considered as an Irish Celebration.
You can find many Irish Pub at Boulevard de Clichy (Paris 18th) and other more typical like
- Patrick’s Le Ballon Vert 33, rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris
- The Cork and Cavan Pub 70 Quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris
Read more : St Patrick’s day in Paris – Best Irish Pubs in Paris
This yearn the competition is scheduled to March 5th, 2023
The Semi-marathon of Paris will gather more than 30000 runners.
The route is, of course, amazing along with the Seine River banks or in the Bois de Vincennes.
Art Exhibitions in Paris in March
Update coming soon
- Manet / Degas at Orsay Museum – from March 22th, 2023
- Splendor of Ouzbetistan’s Oasis at the Louvre Museum– until March 6th 2023
- Matise Art Book at Musée de l’Orangerie – book there >
Hello I’m visiting Paris in early March and I’m looking for things to do in Paris for this period.
Is there other Carnivals in Paris. What Kind of Carnivals are they?
I’m visiting Paris in March (Next week), Is there an exhibition at Orsay Museum ?
Which museums do you advice for a 4 days trip?
Is an umbrella necessary while visiting Paris in March?
Does it rain many times a week ?
Not only, it can rain many times a week , you can also have many showers a day.
It’s a good idea to have an umbrella but the best thing is to pack waterproof coat. It is more convenient for Parisian windy spring
Should there be flowers, leaves on trees and green grass the last week of March in Paris? Public gardens pretty?
Some rare flowers on Paris at late March. Green grass of course ! For garden parties, it depends of the weather.
Carr’s closed in July 2015.
Thanks it’s now corrected