Paris In August 2018/2019: Weather, Things To See And What To Pack

Usually when someone mentions how “tourist-ridden” a city is, it is said in a negative connotation, but not with Paris in August. The regularly gloomy, serious, stressed ambiance of Paris is transformed into one bustling with life, vibrancy, colors and the echoes of a hundred different languages intertwined with laughter and a sense of carefreeness and carelessness. Everyone you will meet will be on vacation, and the eclectic vibe is contagious.

August in Paris turned into a sort of “resort” or “theme park” and there is not a hint of seriousness to it, thus completely taking you away from all your worries and stress back home. You come to collectively enjoy the city with thousands of other people.

Add to that incredible weather, live music, concerts, man-made beaches, open-air cinemas and an event happening every minute and you will feel like you’ve just landed in paradise. Paris in August 2018 is the perfect time to enjoy cruise on the Seine river or on Paris canals and waterways, and see the city of Paris as you’re seamlessly floating onto the water.


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Highlights Of August In Paris:

  • Paris Plage (Paris Beach): The last thing people think about when it comes to Paris a beach, but three locations in the city are completely transformed into sandy beaches. Nothing in the world compares to the idyllic quintessential town of Paris juxtaposed with sandy beaches where you can relax, sunbathe, drink or read.
  • Open-Air Cinema Festival at the Parc de la Villette: Free movies always sound like a good idea, but free movies amidst the lush gardens of Parc de la Villette is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can choose from the 36 movies displayed.


When Visitors Take Over

Paris….ah Paris! One of the most visited destinations in the world, a city that tops every bucket-list, every top 10 travel destinations list and one that is filled with gorgeous wonders and an elegant soul. Paris is without a doubt a city that should be visited at least once in your lifetime, but the most interesting thing about is how utterly different and diverse it gets each season.

Come to Paris in winter, and you’re met with dimly-lit street lamps, a romantic, quiet atmosphere, snow-covered cars, Christmas markets and a sense of coziness. Come in Spring and you’re met with a very Parisienne “spring” with blooming flowers over the flowing river…But oh god, come in summer and Paris is completely and utterly transformed into a different city altogether.

The month of August in Paris experiences the largest number of tourists, where people from every corner of the world hoard the city to revel in its many delights. It is transformed into a playground for tourists, and it would be quite hard to bump into locals who escape the city to nearby coastal towns.


Weather in Paris in August 2018

The weather in August is quite pleasant, with minimum temperatures reaching 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and maximum temperatures reach 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit). It’s advisable to take with you a light jacket and an umbrella in case it rains.


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Packing And Preparations

Shopping in Paris is expensive, so I really advise you to pack properly before you go and make sure you have everything that you might need. As you can tell, the weather alternates between hot and rainy.

  • There is a decent chance that it will rain at least on your trip to Paris, so pack accordingly. As mentioned above, bring water-resistant shoes, an umbrella and a water-resistant jackets.
  • In the past few years, all of Europe has been experiencing an unusual heat wave. If you’re from a country that doesn’t experience harsh summers, it’s advisable to take precautions in case a heat wave hits Paris. Make sure you are well-hydrated, and constantly check the weather forecasts before traveling.
  • Shoes: For the ladies, you’ll want to bring your heals, but remember the cobblestone streets of Paris aren’t the most comfortable in heels, so try to get a  comfortable pair of walking shoes, open-toed shoes and close-toed shoes.
  • Sun protection: For the sunny days, bring an SPF lotion, a hat and sunglasses for those days you just can’t resist basking in the sun in Paris’ best parks and gardens.


Travel Packages

TripAdvisor offers daily deals (here) on accommodation and flights in Paris, and if you’re backpacking around Europe and want to take a direct train to Paris, you can try out the Rail Europe passes.


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