Friday, March 23, 2012

Something for the Weekend (March 23rd - 25th)

Spring truly has arrived in Paris, so if you're in the city this weekend, it should be perfect. Here though are a few ideas that could make it even better. 


Dimanches au Galop
As mentioned here earlier this week, the Dimanches au Galop initiative returns this Sunday. The principle is a simple one - free entry for all the family each Sunday to one of the race courses around Paris for an afternoon of horseracing. To keep everyone amused, there are also many other activities on offer, or just wide open spaces and picnic tables.    

Sunday 25th, Hippodrome d'Auteuil
Full information here

Le Salon des vins des vignerons indépendents
Wine fairs should not be about consuming vast quantities of wine, but if you do so at this particular event, nobody will bat an eyelid. As it features only small, independent producers, there is none of the snobbery of larger events, but still plenty of quality produce to sample (and purchase). Simply pick up the complimentary glass at the entrance then visit as many of the stands as you like.

More information here:

For a free invitation for two people, click here, fill out the form and click Enter. You should then receive the invitation by e-mail.

Cheap books - for a good cause
SOS Helpline, an English language listening service in Paris, is organising a fund-raising book sale this Sunday. Paperbacks 1 Euro, Hardbacks 2 Euros, all money going to this very worthwhile cause.

SOS Help Book Sale
Sunday, March 25th, 12 pm to 4 pm
Orrick Law Offices
31 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75016

An Eco-Trail in Paris...
Paris is of course the city of the flâneur, but some people like to attack it with a bit more vigour. This weekend you can take part in 'a unique cross-country race in urban surroundings' completing trails, hikes and nordic walks over 80, 50 àr 30km, with each race ending at the Eiffel tower. If you'd prefer just to enjoy the sun, the event will probably at least offer a few good photo opportunities. 

More information here

And Eco gifts...
For a more leisurely time, visit the Marché Bio Ecolo (Organic and fair-trade market) this Sunday. As well as the gifts, food products and massages, you'll also be able to discover the interesting interior of the La Cartonnerie venue.

Full details here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget meeting young film makers on March 31st, Cinema Action Christine (4 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris). Time: 13:40 (1:40 pm).

Check it out here - you can order your ticket online, just 6 euros for a block of several films:

Come and meet a group of creative film makers Saturday - interactive question and answer sessions after each film!