summer in Paris

time to shine

Sun-seeking citizens, ready for a Parisian escapade? Summer is the perfect time for a trip to Paris. Streets come alive with music festivals, outdoor cinemas, and picnics along the Seine. Longer days and warmer weather make it perfect for exploring the city's endless sights and sounds. From bustling markets to serene sunset views from Montmartre, summer in Paris is a dream. Average temperatures hover around a delightful 25°C (77°F) and with most locals on holiday, Paris is the perfect summer city trip.

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Paris´ summer showstoppers


Summer kicks off with the Fête de la Musique, a city-wide celebration of music where the streets come alive with free concerts and performances. Grab your sandals and get ready to dance the night away  – it's the perfect way to welcome summer.

For film buffs, Cinéma en Plein Air at Parc de la Villette is a must. Watch classic films under the stars, armed with a bottle of wine and some cheese. It’s movie magic with a Parisian twist.


Paris prepares for the big Olympics! From July 26th till August 11th, the city of love hosts one of the world´s biggest sports events this year.

Bastille Day is here too, and Paris is ready to party with a spectacular military parade and fireworks that light up the sky. Join the crowds lining the Champs-Élysées for a show that will leave you saying "ooh la la!"

Paris Plages also kicks off in July, turning the banks of the Seine into a beachy paradise. Think deck chairs, palm trees, and sand – it's the perfect spot to catch some rays without leaving the city.


in August, Paris takes a breather as many locals head off on holiday. This secretly makes August one of the best times to visit Paris. With fewer crowds, you can enjoy museums and cafés at your own pace. It's ideal for a peaceful flânerie (that's French for leisurely stroll).

Enjoy the calm by exploring hidden gems like Canal Saint-Martin. Rent a bike, paddle a boat, or just enjoy a lazy afternoon strolling by the water.

food markets and picnics
summer is the season of fresh produce, and Parisian markets are brimming with colourful fruits and vegetables. Head to Marché d'Aligre or Marché Bastille, grab some goodies, and enjoy a picnic in one of the city's lush parks like Jardin du Luxembourg or Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

rooftop bars

sip cocktails with a view at one of Paris's chic rooftop bars. Le Perchoir and Terrass’’ Hotel offer stunning views of the city skyline and are perfect for watching the sunset.

outdoor theatre
experience a bit of culture with Théâtre de Verdure, an open-air theatre in the Bois de Boulogne. Enjoy plays and performances in a beautiful garden setting.

cycling along the Seine
rent a bike and explore Paris on two wheels. The city's bike paths, especially along the Seine, provide a picturesque route through the heart of Paris.

floating gardens 
visit the floating gardens on the Seine near the Bibliothèque Nationale. These artificial islands are a unique and tranquil spot, perfect for a lazy afternoon.

night markets and street fairs
Paris doesn’t slow down when the sun sets. Check out the night markets and street fairs for late-night shopping, delicious street food, and quirky finds. It’s a lively way to experience the city's nocturnal charm.

boat rides on the Seine
hop on a boat for a scenic ride along the Seine. Day or night, the views are stunning, and it’s a relaxed way to see the city’s landmarks from a new angle. Don't forget your camera!

the olympics

Paris prepares for the big Olympics! From 26th July to 11th August, the city will be alive with athletic brilliance, cultural celebrations, and international camaraderie. Imagine the iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées transformed into epic sporting venues. Athletes from around the globe will compete for gold, while spectators soak up the vibrant atmosphere and cheer on their favourites. It's not just about the sports, though—expect a plethora of pop-up events, street performances, and culinary delights showcasing the best of French flair. Want to claim your spot during this iconic event? Book your hotel in Paris for the Olympics now!

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Events in Paris this summer

From quirky tattoo conventions to the grand Olympics, there's always something buzzing in the city. So, before we dive in, let's round up the top events happening in Paris this summer!

  1. Tour de France Finale – July 28th
    Watch the world’s best cyclists zip down the Champs-Élysées. It's like a high-speed fashion show on wheels.

  2. Bastille Day Celebrations – July 14th
    On July 14th, join in the national celebrations with a spectacular military parade, dazzling fireworks at the Eiffel Tower, and festive parties across the city. The Eiffel Tower puts on a light show you won't forget.

  3. Paris Fashion Week – June 25th to July 3rd
    Experience the height of fashion as designers showcase their latest collections. From catwalks to street style, Paris is the place to see and be seen in the latest trends.

  4. Paris Jazz Festival – Every weekend from June 29th to September 7th
    Chill out at Parc Floral with smooth jazz tunes in a beautiful garden. Bring your shades and relax.

  5. Festival Fnac Live – July 3rd to July 5th
    Enjoy free music at Hôtel de Ville. Big names, up-and-comers, and good vibes. Perfect for a summer night.

  6. Solidays – June 21st to June 23rd
    This massive music festival not only brings big-name acts to the stage but also raises funds for HIV/AIDS solidarity. Dance for a cause!

  7. Lollapalooza Paris – July 20th and July 21st
    A two-day extravaganza at Hippodrome de Longchamp, where you can catch some of the biggest names in music spanning rock, hip-hop, and electronic beats.

  8. Rock en Seine – August 23rd to August 25th
    Rock out at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud in August. Indie and rock bands galore. Your summer soundtrack sorted.

  9. Festival Paris l’été – July 12th to August 4th
    A multidisciplinary arts festival featuring theatre, dance, music, and more in various locations around the city. A cultural feast that makes the city even more magical.

  10. Fête de la Musique – June 21st
    On June 21st, the entire city becomes a stage. Musicians everywhere, all genres. It’s a musical takeover!

  11. Paris Plages – July 6th to September 1st
    Who needs the Côte d'Azur when Paris brings the beach to you? Sand, deck chairs, and palm trees along the Seine, perfect for urban sunbathing.

  12. Dîner en Blanc – Date TBD (usually in June)
    An all-white, flash mob-style dinner where thousands gather for a posh picnic. Don't forget your white napkin for the napkin wave!

  13. La Nuit des Étoiles – August 2nd to August 4th
    Stargazing in the city of lights? You bet! Grab a telescope and join fellow enthusiasts for some cosmic fun.

  14. Cinéma en Plein Air – July 17th to August 18th
    Enjoy classic films under the stars at Parc de la Villette. Pack a picnic, get cosy, and let the movie magic begin.

  15. Paris Jazz Festival – Every weekend from June 29th to September 7th
    Groove to some smooth tunes in the lush surroundings of Parc Floral. It’s jazz, but make it Parisian chic.

  16. Les Pestacles – Every Wednesday from June 26th to September 25th
    A kids' festival at Parc Floral with music, magic, and all things whimsical. Perfect for the little ones or the young at heart.

  17. The Colour Run – June 16th
    Dash through a 5K course while getting doused in vibrant colours. It's like a rainbow exploded, and you're right in the middle of it.

  18. Rock en Seine – August 23rd to August 25th
    For the rockers out there, this three-day festival brings the best of rock and alternative music to the picturesque Domaine National de Saint-Cloud.

  19. Paris Tattoo Convention – June 14th to June 16th
    Get inked or just marvel at the art. Tattoo artists from around the globe gather to showcase their skills.

  20. Fête de Ganesh – August 25th
    Celebrate the Hindu festival with a parade in the 18th arrondissement. Expect colourful costumes, music, and a whole lot of fun.

These quirky events are perfect for shaking up your summer and making the most of Paris' eclectic charm.

best time to visit Paris this summer

From the buzzing Olympics to serene canal picnics, Paris has it all this summer. Love the excitement? The end of July is the perfect time to visit. Prefer fewer crowds? Swing by in June or late August to see Paris in its natural glory. Especially in late August, with most locals on holiday and sports fans leaving, Paris is all yours.

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So, citizens. Should you visit Paris this summer? Oui oui, mon chéri! Summer turns Paris into a calm but vibrant blend of lively events, serene spots, and summer fun. Whether you're dancing in the streets, lounging by the river, or exploring hidden gems, Paris in the summer is simply magical. Looking for the best place to stay? Our 5 hotels in Paris can´t wait to give you a sunny bienvenue to the city. à bientôt, citizens! 

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