3 Parisian highlights in March
For its 50th anniversary, the International Agricutural Fair of Paris (February 23 to March 3) gathered almost 700 000 visitors (and 4000 animals). The exhibition has become a traditional attraction for families who can enjoy special events, shows, themed itineraries and even delightful “goûters” with local products specifically organised for children. The exhibition is one of the most popular in France for professionals as well as for the general public showing the French’s interest for nature and local products.
The famous “giboulées de mars” (sudden showers followed by sunny intervals typical of the weather in March) are the announcing that Paris is starting to take off its Winter Coat and will soon bloom with Spring on March 20. It is a wonderful time to discover the Parisian parks. The Bagatelle Park (Métro Pont de Neuilly) offers one of the largest collections of first blooms with more than a million of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocus coloring the lawns… To know more about Parisian Parks, click here.
Grandmother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday 3 March. This is a relatively new celebration in France (since 1987) which has become quite popular with schools organising competitions and special workshops. Children can show their special fondness to their grannies with small gifts or a bunch of flowers. An association of Grandmothers organised a parade starting at Bastille, with music, dance, a flashmob… all fun and tenderness.
Family Twist wishes to all Grandmothers “Bonne fête Mamie”.
Because we know how wonderful it is for grandparents to spend some great time with their offspring and pass on their love for a city, we can design special worry-free and fun breaks for grandparents to share a unique experience with their grandchildren with a whole set of cultural and educative activities.
Easter is a very important celebration in France. Easter Monday is a bank holiday allowing French families to spend a long week-end together. Patisseries’ windows display extraordinary chocolate decors and sculptures.
Have you heard the story about how Easter Eggs are dropped in French gardens and parks by the Easter Bells (“les cloches de Pâques”) along their journey back from Rome?
That is why huge egg hunts are organised for children in different luxury Hotels in Paris or in the near countryside such as in at Vaux le Vicomte (a one-hour drive from Paris), a marvelous historic castle where 35 000 eggs will have to be found.
It is still time to organise your perfect Easter break in Paris. Contact us or start planning your trip.