Spring is one of the best times of year to visit Paris. The banks of the Canal Saint-Martin become popular for after-work drinks and the city’s café terraces are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Reflecting the season’s new energy, the Paris marathon marks the return of spring. Museums and galleries also celebrate spring with a host of new events and exhibitions. In spring 2017 La Maison Sisley has opened a new spa and the Grand Palais is hosting a special exhibition on gardens, with works by artists such as Picasso, Monet and Klimt.