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Spring Paris events to enjoy the city in the warm season

It has a distinctive character with flea and flower markets where artists just sketch your profile or cut it out from a piece of paper or locals sitting out of the cafés listening to street musicians or cycling around with their baguettes under their armpit. The French capital is one of the world’s truly great cities, with fine museums and excellent food, that is worth a visit either in summer when a riverside expressway is converted into an oasis of swimming pools, sand and deckchairs; or in fall when there are fewer crowds and boulevards trees change their colours. But for sure Springtime gives to any place a fresher touch of liveliness, or should we say ‘joie de vivre’. Some of the coolest events that the city features for this coming warm season vary and will absolutely satisfy any traveller’s interest, curiosity and taste! Starting with the Paris Book Fair ( from the 14-19 March) that will bring together authors literally from around the world, to the internationally renown Paris jazz festival in June and July or the open-air Summer Arts Festival up to the classic Bastille Day on 14 Jul. For sporty people Paris offers some important events too. In April it is possible to assist to the Paris Marathon (Sun 06 Apr 2008 ) starting at the top of the Champs Elysees and ending at the bottom of Avenue Foch.