Browse all

5 things to do in Paris this weekend

From 5 to 7 April

5 things to do in Paris this weekend From 5 to 7 April

In the blink of an eye, the week is coming to an end, and here comes the weekend looming on the horizon. Meanwhile, spring is making its grand return to put an end to our winter woes. It's time to enjoy the unusually mild temperatures and the lengthening days by venturing out of your cocoon. If the streets seemed deserted lately, they are buzzing again with activities to suit every taste. Discover now what the city has in store for you this weekend.


Where to Eat - Kolam

Until Saturday, April 6th, a handful of lucky people will have the chance to participate in a night residency at Kolam with Lahiru Weladawe, the founder, and chef Diadié Diombana, better known as Freddy's Kitchen. This collaboration promises a fusion of Malian and Sri Lankan flavors, presented in a unique five-course menu. If you're not familiar with this address, Kolam is a nano-canteen on Rue de Lancry where guests are invited to discover the hidden treasures of Sri Lankan cuisine, in an intimate and warm setting. As soon as you step through its doors, you are greeted with warmth and friendliness that make you feel right at home. The dynamic and smiling team takes the time to explain the menu, which offers a street-food-oriented experience, and pays special attention to each customer. All this in a relaxed atmosphere where the neo-kitsch decoration adds a touch of character to the culinary experience.

27 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris

Discover - LV DREAM

LV Dream is extending its stay this weekend at Quai de la Mégisserie. Enjoy the last moments of this 3-in-1 venue combining exhibition space, gift store, and café open since December 2022. From digital portraits of Louis Vuitton by artist Cao Fei to iconic travel trunks, each element bears witness to the heritage and craftsmanship excellence of the brand. In a constant dialogue between tradition and modernity, past and future, the exhibition offers a true journey through the various fields of expertise of the house through nine interactive rooms.

26 Quai de la Mégisserie, 75001 Paris


Where to Have Fun - Jardin21

Jardin21 celebrates its long-awaited return with a weekend of festivities! Nestled in the heart of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, this former 19th-century orchard transformed into a vegetal, cultural, and festive third place since 2018, reopens its doors from Friday, April 5th, to Sunday, April 7th. Located along the Canal de l'Ourcq, on the edge of Paris and Pantin, it enlivens the neighborhood with its eclectic summer programming. This year, the reopening weekend promises to be quite rich. There will be something for every taste, reflecting the diversity of activities offered throughout the season. From pop-up stores to creative workshops, to DJ sets and stand-up comedy, every moment will be an invitation to discovery and sharing. Whether it's strolling along the canal, participating in creative activities, or simply relaxing with a drink, Jardin21 promises to bring a breath of fresh air to our urban escapades.

12/A Rue Ella Fitzgerald, 75019 Paris



Where to Shop - Neighborhood Flea Markets and Garage Sales

5 things to do in Paris this weekend From 5 to 7 April | Image 498167

Why limit yourself to one address when the opportunities to find treasures are plentiful throughout the city? From charming mugs to retro vinyl records, artistic easels, and children's stories, each flea market and garage sale booth holds its share of surprises. Beyond the material aspect, we love these events because they create opportunities for meetings and exchanges, while also contributing to heritage preservation and waste reduction. This weekend, we assure you, opportunities will abound: the Pont Louis-Philippe Flea Market in the 4th arrondissement organized by the Parisian Society for Animation and Events, the André Breton Alley and Baltard Alley Flea Market in the 1st arrondissement by the Welcome to Montorgueil Village Association, or the Quai de la Tournelle Garage Sale in the 5th arrondissement by the Square de la Tournelle Association, not to mention the Flea Market/Garage Sale in the 11th arrondissement organized by the Upper Loir Valley Society. Whether you're looking for a specific piece or just seeking inspiration, we're confident you'll find what you're looking for.


Where to Party - Babcock Factory

There's a certain excitement in the air about the reopening of the Babcock Factory, a legendary venue steeped in memories for many regulars of the Parisian underground scene. At the heart of this electronic music sanctuary, the Kumquat collective teams up with the RAW label for a night that promises to be epic. The doors of this warehouse, which hasn't hosted techno parties for seven years following a tragic incident, are opening once again. With its 6,000 square meters of space, of which only 4,000 will be used, its suspended rails, its meters under glass, and the vastness of the place, the Babcock factory is the perfect backdrop for this already legendary night of music. The evidence is, it's been sold out for a long time. A carefully selected lineup awaits those who managed to snag a ticket, with RAW gems such as Ey.rah, ILLNURSE, Raär, and Under Black Helmet. Let the 9-hour party begin!

Rue des usines Babcock, 93120 La Courneuve