As soon as July through September hits, the docks of La Villette turn into a beachside getaway for tourists’ and Parisians’ looking for a holiday and pleasure. A multitude of activities are available; on Voie Georges Pompidou alone there are Taiichi classes, games of beach volleyball, and water sports.
At La Villette there are even more options, with canoe kayaks, wonderful pedal boats, and even miniature golf courses as there’s plenty to do in Paris in summer 2018. Even if you’re just looking to take a nap, it’s easy to grab a deckchair and take some relaxing time to sunbathe.
Enjoy La Villettes’ Outdoor Cinema
During the days of July 20th through August 20th, La Villette Park hosts movie projections nearly every evening during 2018 summer in Paris. The films begins at 10 pm just after the sun has fallen. And all the movies date from different countries and different times: this year The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ratatouille, and Revolutionary Road will be showing in the park.
Have Fun and Cultivate Your Interests During the Summer Festivals
Any lover of music will be blown away and enjoy themselves during the Paris Jazz Festival, Paris Hip-hop, or Rock en Seine – not only are these musical art types so different, but they host some of the greatest professionals in the business are a must do things in summer 2018 Paris. As well, the general crowd of art lovers will fall in love with the Paris Quartier d’été: where dance, plays, and the circus are reverenced in the public avenues and parks.
Party till You Drop While Dancing on the Outdoor Terraces and Boats
When warmer weather begins to set in, the houseboats all along France begin to suddenly become nightclubs – such as Le Batofar near Cour Saint Emilion station which blasts the music, pours the drinks, and opens up its summer terrace and it’s a must do during your time in Paris in summer 2018.
Where Le Batofar specialty is electronic music, other boats are known for their focus in the French and other worlds music’s. Even other than boats, there are many concert halls and bars with long summer terraces and events, such as Le Point Ephémère located along Canal Saint Martin.
Take a Picnic to Place Des Vosges
Clearly one of the most renowned places in Paris, it is located in a high end and wealthy part of the city. The very serene garden Place des Vosges provides the perfect setting for a picnic spread and a quiet afternoon. Lay out your blanket or have a sit on the lawns, taking in a beautiful and calming moment. It’s truly a great experience to have while in Paris in summer 2018.
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A Lovely Event for Friends, Couples, Parents and Their Children, is the Tuileries Garden’s Funfair
Clear till August 27th, the Tuileries garden finds itself transformed into a giant funfair for all ages. Even if one isn’t into carousels – they can be quite terrifying! – nothing beats wandering the alleys with candy floss and reminiscing on a not-so-distant childhood. There are many more activities, and no one leaves the funfair empty-handed and is a favorite for many during your time in Paris summer 2018.
A Peaceful Paradise Kept in the Heart of Paris – Buttes Chaumont Park
Compared to the Tuileries or Luxembourg gardens where one cannot sit on their prized lawns, sitting is very much allowed in Buttes Chaumont Park. Here the natural use and value of their park is more than used and respected, it is enjoyed. With access to a lake and waterfall, who could ask for more especially during summer in Paris where the weather is absolutely spectacular?
Visit the Breathtaking Exhibitions & Special Events in Parisian Museums
Take a trip to Palais Galliera, where it hosts its museum of fashion. Make your way to enjoy a fabulous exhibition of French singer Dalidas’ clothes. Titled “Dalida, la Garde-robe de la Ville à la scène”, it will take your breath away – but make sure to go before it ends on August 13th.
If you’re a lover of impressionism art, or fancy yourself a fan of French painter Cézanne, visit the exhibition, “Portraits of Cézanne’ at Musée d’Orsay. Wander through his works and admire what the artist brought to the world – ends September 24th.
Take a Break and Cool Off at Jardin Plage
As the summer hits, the zoological garden near Les Sablons station (1st line) changes to adapt against the heat and sun. Suddenly deckchairs unfold, fountains shoot water into the air, and countless free activities are available for the kids.
Take a Long Look Above Your Head with Les Nuits Des Etoiles
From July 28th to July 30th, take the opportunity to enjoy classes of astronomy and look into the night sky of Paris in summer. Different places throughout Paris provide this experience, such as the Tour Montparnasse where one may take the fastest elevator in Europe and find themselves amongst the Parisian stars from a 196-meter view.
Take a Bucolic Journey into the West of Paris to renowned Albert Kahn’s Gardens
Humanist and patron, Albert Kahn believed that cooperation and peace should exist between all nations. To illustrate this, he spent his time creating gardens out to the west of Paris – near Boulogne Billancourt station if you take the 10th line – and he cultivated three national garden types together, those of the French, English, and Japanese.
Hopefully this list of the top 10 things to do in Paris in summer 2018 can help guide you to some fun and memorable moments during your visit in the city of love.
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