For sporty types…
Race up the Eiffel Tower
You can’t miss the iconic Eiffel Tower. Most people choose to take the lift to the top but, on 15 March, it’s all about manpower. 128 elite and amateur athletes will race up the 1665 steps to the summit in the Vertical® challenge. All of the spaces are already taken for this year, but do drop by and cheer on the competitors.
Pound the pavements
If the Paris marathon (taking place on 8 April) seems a step too far, you could always try something a little shorter. There’s the Paris Half Marathon on 4 March. Or the Paris Color Run on the 15 April – an exuberant, eye-opening, kaleidoscopic event, held over 5km.
Catch the Six Nations action
As ever, the Six Nations will be drawing in rugby fans from far and wide. The tournament kicks off with France v Ireland on 3 February. And, on 10 March, France take on England. Both matches are held at the Stade de France and there’s sure to be a buzz around the capital.