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What to do in April in Paris

  • 15/04/2024
  • In Paris, Le Littré Gazette

Are you wondering what to do in Paris in April? Every month, the team at Hotel Le Littré shares its recommendations to help make your stay optimal. We keep you informed about the most exciting temporary exhibitions, must-see events, entertaining family activities, and gastronomic restaurants not to be missed to delight your taste buds in this April month.

Are you ready to discover some activities and places to see in Paris? If you need additional advice or help booking activities, we encourage you to contact our concierge service.

Chez l’Ami Jean

At l’Ami Jean, no two plates are ever alike: passion is breathed into every dish. A blend of the riches of Bays Basque and a Breton childhood. During the game season, it’s a pleasure to taste roast game pigeon “foie gras mushroom” or hare à la royale Senator Couteaux style. Don’t leave without tasting the best rice pudding in Paris, accompanied by its succulent caramel.

  • 27 rue Malar, Paris, 75007, France
  • Bus 92 and stop at Bosquet – Saint-Dominique
  • Approximately 60€ per person
  • Closed on sunday and monday

Les Papilles

The restaurant combines a grocery store with a wine bar. The South-West often takes pride of place, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce. Here, the cuisine changes daily, and is composed according to the market finds of Bertrand Bluy and his chef Ulric Claude. Treat yourself to old-fashioned duck foie gras, pan-fried black pudding or sweetbreads. We’ll also be happy to advise you on wine from a wide selection of excellent producers.

  • 30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris
  • Bus 89 and stop at Luxembourg
  • Approximately 45€ per person
  • Closed on sunday and monday

Les Fauves

Les Fauves is the meeting of several styles of cuisine, all of which reflect a genuine savoir-faire, in a quirky, authentic atmosphere. Our tasty home cooking is based on fresh produce selected with a responsible organic and local approach. Enjoy the house specialty: braise grilling!

  • 33 boulevard Edgar Quinet – 75014 Paris
  • 10 minute walk from the hotel
  • Approximately 35€ per person
  • Open everyday

Café Nina Metayer

The Maison Colbert hotel now offers a brand-new tea time, imagined by Nina Métayer, voted best pastry chef in the world in 2023. A blend of childhood flavors and gourmet patisserie, tea time offers a gourmet experience to share with friends and family. Open every afternoon from Wednesday to Saturday at Café Clotilde.

  • Café Clotilde 7 Rue de l’Hôtel Colbert75005 Paris 5
  • Metro 4, and stop at Saint-Michel Notre-Dame
  • Environ 36€ par personne – Sur réservation
  • Ouvert du mercredi au samedi

“Inventing Impressionism” exhibition

The Musée d’Orsay is celebrating a very special anniversary: the first Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1875. Rejecting the norms and traditions of their time, Monet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Cézanne, Morisot and many others decided to create their own exhibition, showcasing their artistic movement: Impressionism. The exhibition Paris 1874, inventing Impressionism brings together 130 works to tell the story of this period of evolution and innovation in France.

  • Musée d’Orsay – 62 rue de Lille – 75007 Paris
  • Metro 12 and stop at Solferino
  • From 26th of March until 14th of July 2024 – Closed on Monday
  • Price : 16€ for full rate, 13€ for reduced rates

The Philharmonie Rooftop

Looking for the best views in Paris? Then head for the Philharmonie de Paris: the temple of music, especially classical music. This building nestles in the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement. Here, you can admire the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Coeur. The Belvedere is open from April to October, Wednesday to Sunday. Don’t miss a beautiful sunset over Paris!

  • Philharmonie de Paris – 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès – 75019 Paris
  • Metro 4 and stop at Paris Est then metro 5 until Porte de Pantin

Admire the cherry blossoms

With the arrival of spring comes cherry blossom season, with a stroll under the Sakuras to enjoy Hanami (cherry blossom festival). The warm weather returns to illuminate Paris, and spring brings beautiful colors to the capital to brighten up Parisians’ strolls. If there’s one spot in Paris not to be missed when looking for beautiful Japanese cherry trees, it’s the Jardin des Plantes at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

  • Jardin des Plantes – 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
  • Bus 89 and stop at Jardin des Plantes
  • Jardin Albert Kahn – 2 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Métro 10 and stop at Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud

Chocolates from “Grande Epicerie of Paris”

La Grande Épicerie de Paris plunges us into an ocean of chocolate treats with its ultra-gourmand and playful Easter collection. Head to Rue de Sèvres and Rue de Passy to let your children enjoy them!

  • La Grande Epicerie de Paris – 38 rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris
  • 10 minute walk from the hotel