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What to do in Paris if you visit the city during the summer?

When travelling to Paris in August, you’ll see that most of the locals are gone. But it doesn’t mean the city stops, quite the opposite actually. Let’s discover what Paris has best to offer, based on your mood.

Artsy Mood

1. Summer exhibitions in Paris for families, friends and fellow artists: Choose your art show here

2. Be savvy: Skip the crowd with nocturnal museum openings in Paris: Most of Paris museums are open at night

3. Quartier d’été: Your eclectic cultural summer festival in Paris: Art is all around town

Chill Mood

4. The Swedish Institute Cafe’s secret summer garden is your favorite chill spot in Le Marais district
L'Institut suédois, ©Miranda Gunnarsson, by the tourist in paris

Discovery Mood

5. Summer of the Canal: Discover North Paris along the Canal de l’Ourcq

6. Balades en Seine: Discover Paris region and its relationship with Impressionism

7. Your two unusual monumental summer rooftops in Paris: You won’t believe it!

8. Want to discover a urban farm? Tours organized by La REcyclerie, in North Paris for a cool and hipster local crowd

Dreamy Mood

9. Your top 10 rooftops in Paris (also friendly, romantic and trendy moods!)
Terrasse du Raphaël, hôtel paris, by the tourist in paris

10. The Terrass” Hotel: Your 4-star hotel in Montmartre with a panoramic view on Paris: A romantic drink or dinner!
Terrass Hôtel, by the tourist in paris

Family Mood

11. “Les Pestacles,” a children’s summer festival every Wednesday in Paris

12. “A Night at the Zoo”: Thursday sunsets surrounded by animals in Paris this summer: your kids will love this!
animal at the parc zoologique de paris, by the Tourist in Paris

13. Travelling fair all summer long at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris

14. Let your kid play with a toy-sailboat in the Jardin du Luxembourga true Parisian tradition.

Foodie Mood

15. La Maison Plisson, your trendy delicatessen in the Marais district 

16. “Food & Relax”, a next-level street food festival this summer

17. Cool off on Rue de Seine in Paris with Grom’s artisanal gelato
Grom, by the Tourist in Paris

> All our foodie tips and newest restaurants over here!

Friendly Mood

18. Outdoor cinema: Moving pictures under starry skies this summer in multiple locations all around Paris

19. Your top Canal de l’Ourcq summer hotspots in Paris: bars, restaurants, water activities and bobo leisure in East Paris

Healthy Mood

20. La Coulée Verte: Your green promenade and breath of fresh air in the city (like the skyline in New York)

Party Mood

21. This summer in Paris, where to party all week long with your friends: the complete list of parties, everyday

Romantic Mood

22. Your top 5 summer secret (or almost) hideouts for lovers in Paris

23. Lovers in Paris: What to do during warm and sunny days on the Left Bank, a most romantic stroll

24. The Bistrot des Dames, a most romantic hidden bar in a garden in North Paris
Le Bistrot des Dames, by the tourist in paris

Summer Mood

25. Paris Plages: Like every summer since 2002, the Seine banks turn into a sandy river front for a month

26. Your top 3 activities to cool off the heat wave this summer

27. For your picnics under the stars, 4 parks are open 24 hours to enjoy this summer in Paris

28. Beach Volley in front of City Hall? Part of Paris Plages, until August 16.
SummerBeach Volley Paris, by the tourist in paris

Trendy Mood

29. Your top 13 sun-kissed and lively summer terraces in Paris (also foody, friendly and romantic moods)
Les Jardins du Pont-Neuf, by the tourist in paris

30. Secret garden on the Left Bank inside the Saint-Germain-des-Prés abbey.
L’été à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, by the tourist in paris


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