Paris is full of Spring color this week with a 5km fun run, Easter-egg hunts galore, a festival for TV fanatics and more.
The Happiest Race on Earth
Known as the happiest 5km on the planet, the Color Run is less about how fast you’re going and more about how much fun you’re having. The day starts off with workshops and entertainment open to all before participants race through different color zones, getting doused with (100% natural) colored powder along the way. The event ends with the Finisher Festival, a huge concert and dance party for the rainbow-hued Color Runners. Whether you’re a novice, an experienced marathoner, or just want to cheer on friends, you can share in the joyful ambiance along the route to the finish line at the Pont d’Iena.
When/Where: April 16, 2017, depart from Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris 75004, see WEBSITE for details.
An Easter Celebration Fit for a King
Easter is around the corner, and there’s no more sumptuous setting for an Easter-egg hunt than the grounds of a French château. At Vaux-le-Vicomte, east of Paris, children of all ages can explore the splendid grounds of this castle, designed by famous 17th landscape gardener Le Nôtre. Book your ticket ONLINE for a chance to find the golden eggs and take part in numerous Easter-themed activities and workshops.
When: April 15, 16 & 17th, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy, France.
FOR MORE EASTER IDEAS, CHECK OUT OUR 6 EGG-CELLENT WAYS TO SPEND EASTER IN AND AROUND PARIS
Festival for TV Fanatics
If you love living in a time of “peak TV”, then Séries Mania is the festival for you! Take advantage of 10 days of premieres, sneak-peeks, round-table discussions and special appearances, featuring series, mini-series and digital content from around the world. Special guests include Justin Theroux and Damon Lindelof, star and creator of “The Leftovers,” Julianna Margulies, star of “The Good Wife,” and Adam Price, creator of “Borgen,” who will present the world premiere of his new show. Be the first to see the series everyone will be talking about next year, meet their creators and cast a vote for your favorites.
Award-winning author speaks
As part of their “Evenings with an Author” series, the American Library in Paris is featuring a talk from their new visiting fellow, children and young adult writer Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson’s 2014 novel-in-verse “Brown Girl Dreaming” was awarded the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, and an NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work-youth/teens. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of America’s most acclaimed contemporary authors speak on issues related to race and sexual identity.
When: April 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Where: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou 75007 Paris