March Events: Fitbit Semi-Marathon, Martin Margiela, Benjamin Millepied, and more!

by Emily Dilling
What to do in Paris in March? Photography exhibitions like Circulations (left) and tasting Paris' locally brewed craft beer (right).Circulation(s)/Adam Wilson

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Sporty city dwellers will hope to soak up some sun on on March 4 when they attack the 21km circuit in the Bois de Vincennes for the Fitbit Semi-Marathon.

The Fitbit Paris semi-marathon in March.Bruno Nascimento

March is a great month for visiting museums and special exhibits, with Le Musée de la Mode kicking off a retrospective of the work of designer Martin Margiela. The Musée Jacquemart-André presents Mary Cassatt : une Américaine à Paris starting March 9, reuniting the artist’s work from American and French collections.

Things to do in Paris in March like exhibitions at fashion brand Maison Martin Margiela's space.

The art exhibitions to see in Paris in March, including a new show at the Picasso Museum.Stephanie Kac/Guillaume Baviere

Musée Picasso celebrates the 80th anniversary of the artist’s masterpiece Guernica (27 March to 29 July) and le Centquatre kicks off the festival Circulation(s) dedicated to young European photographers.

Exhibitions in Paris in March, include a new show at the Picasso Museum, where you can also see the artist's famous 'Guernica' painting.

Things to see and do in Paris in March, including art exhibitions.Manuel Galrinho/Guillaume Lemoine

Ballet lovers should head to the Opéra de Paris until March 24 for the Benjamin Millepied choreographed Ravel piece Daphnis et Chloé and bibliophiles will love the Salon de Livres taking place on March 16 to 19.

Paris always has an exciting selection of food and drink events and this month is no exception. The Omnivore World Tour comes to Paris from March 4-6 with presentations, tastings, and masterclasses given by chefs and brands.

Don't miss the Omnivore World Food Festival in Paris in March, with chefs making food live like this chef shaving nutmeg into a fresh salad.Omnivore World Tour

The fourth edition of Planète Bière takes place on March 25 and 26 with 500 beers to taste from 100 breweries from around the world. Beer lovers will also enjoy the Salon des Brasseries Artisanales Parisiennes which features craft beer from Paris and the Ile-de-France.

Things to do in Paris in March, including two beer festivals.Thomas Picauly

March is also women’s month, with International Women’s Day taking place on March 8, support the women’s movement in Paris by attending the Women Celebrating Women event which includes presentations, networking opportunities, and round tables.

Paris trees in full bloom in March (left). Events in Paris in March, like protests (right).Peter Hershey/Gustave Deghilage

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Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines. View Emily Dilling's Website

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