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Calendar of Paris Events

Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are well underway! 
There are lots of them, and they're in full swing.  The two largest are opening mid-month this year:

- till January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- till December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense

Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere. Click through to our full calendar to get more details.  

December 15-early January 
All of the Manèges, aka Carrousels de Paris, in the 3rd through 20th arrondissements of Paris are free for children for the holidays (my favorite is in the Jardins du Trocadéro, but the lines are longest). See the full list here. Open daily 11am-9pm.

December 7-11
Winter is circus time in Paris! Lots of options--for example the Cirque du Soleil (Dec. 7-11) with this year's Varekai performance. At the Accorhotels arena (12e), seats from 37€ to 80€. But there are lots of others. See the complete list for other circus and circus-like spectacles. 

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

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Saturday
Mar052011

N'Importe Quoi Photo of the Week

They might be small, but the spring flowers are starting to poke their way up through the still cold soil and these miniature tulips are already blooming on the Place d'Italie.

Some bulbs peeking through on the other side, one more day of this gorgeous sun should do it! Below, the daffodils brighten up the hazy morning at the Jardins du Palais Royal (and the fountain is operating again).

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi Heather - what a lovely blog! I found you via Carol at Paris Breakfasts and will definitely stop back often.

I love Paris - springtime or not! In addition to playing the Irish harp, I'm also writing a book about some Parisian experiences I've had.

Amy
March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Kortuem
Ah, spring is on its way, finally!
Lovely images.
Haooy spring,
Merisi
(here thanks to Carol)
March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerisi, Vienna
Welcome to all of the Paris Breakfasts (http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/) readers who have dropped by!
March 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall
I love Paris in the springtime.... as the famous song goes. I too love all the flowers around Paris, thanks for the great blog.
March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonique

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