Again this year, Paris i shaving a lot to offer during the summer : culture, parties, terrasses and cocktails ! It would be impossible to list them all but we have made a little selection for you!
And you happen to be with your kids, no worries, they will be kept busy!
WITH KIDS !
Concerts, danse shows, urban arts, circus and more, all happening in the beautiful Parc Floral. The entire programme is to be found on the dedicated website below;
The nice thing is that kids are actors and spectator at the same time, hence getting them involved in a very interactive play!
From the 20th of July until the 23rd of August 2015.
A farm, archeology, From the Nil to the Seine with the Louvre Museum, the Cafézoide and its ludothèque, tales workshops, a reading corner, a comics corner, a kids bas, merry-go-round.
Yes, there is matter to keep them busy ! Also, “for kids” does not mean adults will not have a good time!
It happens only during the summer so now is the time ! This fun fair settles for 2 months in the heart of the Tuileries gardens, until the end of August. You can’t miss it!
La Cité des enfants à la cité des sciences et de l’industrie Paris 19. (City of science and industry in Paris 19th arrondissement)
As always, the concept remains to develop kid’s awareness and open their minds and curiosity while learning! Activities are adapted to different ages. For more information, please visit their website below:
Les jardins d’été du quai Branly, du 3 juillet au 30 août.
Family treasure hunt, workshops, tales, you should certainly be able to find something to make your kids happy. Moreover, the nice secluded garden of the Quai Branly is worth the discovery.
!! It’s too hot out ? How about going to the movies ?
Last but not least, do not forget the essential classics in Paris: Theatre des Guignols au jardin du Luxembourg or the Jardin d’acclimatation !
WITHOUT THE KIDS !
In addition to all the activities listed above which will, for some of them, be suitable for you as well, there are also countless things to do during the summer in Paris…. For adults! Parties, festivals, cute terraces etc.
All the streets come alive and stir as soon as the sun shows up and there will not be one café without a buzzing terrace! Summer cocktails, local exhibitions, street shows, all around! Just open your eyes and live it!
It would be utterly impossible to make an exhaustive list but here a few things :
Music with the festival Rock En Seine, unmissable if you are an music amateur as all the scenes and styles will be represented. It takes place from the 28th to the 30th of August 2015 in the Domaine National de Saint Cloud, in the West of Paris.
The Chemical Brothers, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, The Offsprings, Alt-J and so many more!
Check the line up here : http://www.rockenseine.com/
If you crave for something more classical, the festival « Les Solistes à Bagatelle », will take place from the 29th of August to the 13th of September. For the past 15 years, it has been the festival for classical music and it will make you discover some of the young European virtuosos. It is more piano oriented however.
Open air cinema
Gardens, fresh air and movies ?! It is totally possible ! No less then 2 open air cinemas are to be placed in the city.
Le Cinéma au clair de lune organised by the forum des images de Paris, will run from the 28th of July until the 30th of August. 9 movies will be screened in different arrondissements, one of which being the 12th ! Lucky!
The 30th of July 2015, the French film with Jean Gabin, « Ne touchez pas au Grisbi », will be screened in the Reuilly garden.
The most well known of the Parisian open air cinemas remains the « cinéma en plein air de la villette » with a wide selection of films. It runs from the 22nd of July to the 23rd of August.
Program to check on : http://lavillette.com/evenement/cinema-en-plein-air-home-cinema/
Enjoy Paris otherwise ? It’s possible with the vedettes de Paris which will take you around the Seine for an unforgettable moment, especially if the weather is nice ! It will give you a rare opportunity to see all those famous monuments from another point of view.
Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris – +33 1 44 18 19 50
Paris would not be Paris without all the terraces that come alive during the summer time. To really get a grip of the atmosphere, you have to hang around a few of these along with a Spritz!
Also, they do pop up during the summer as well : the rooftops offering the most beautiful views of the city !
The Perchoir, the rooftop of the BHV Marais, or of the famous Mama Shelter hotel, or the « 7th ciel » of the l’hôtel Terrasse, you will enjoy a drink while taking a peek at all the life below.
In the very close to the hotel neighborhood, do not forget to try the Wanderlust, an interesting venue litteraly sitting on the river and proposing several “decks of culture” : temporary exhibitions, open air clubbing on the lower deck and its own rooftop with its bar, the Nuba. To be checked, definitely!
Back on solid ground, why not venture to the cute little terrasse of the Café du
musée de la vie romantique ? hidden from the street and quiet, it is, as it name suggests, romantic.
16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris – +33 1 55 31 95 67
Finally, summer does not mean that culture ris dead ! A welcome break from the city heat, can be found in the museums. Go for the Germaine Krull exhib at the Jeu de Paume, or the great Mona Hatoum exhib at the Centre Geroges Pompidou.
Not to be missed : artist Mona Hatoum, born in Beyrouth in 1952, now living in London, shows for the first time in France a selection of her work done between 1983 and 1994. Beautiful and moving… from 8th June to 12th september.