Paris in Summer
There is no denying it, Paris in Summer time is a beautiful thing. The city comes alive and there are so many things to do and see! The lines might be longer but so are the days which means more time to explore. The weather rarely get’s extremely hot and it is just perfect for those cute wrap dresses to make an appearance. If you haven’t been to Paris in Summer yet you should definitely make a plan to go.
Here are a few things you can do to fill your glorious Parisian Summer days
Do a cruise on the Seine river
Discover Paris with a river cruise on the Seine. Really a beautiful way to see Paris in Summer and so many different types of cruises to suit everyone. You can explore old Paris or go for a popular Champagne cruise. You can even do full dinner and dancing under the stars! It is definitely something you should put on your must to list.
Skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower
The hot weather might be great for relaxing in but standing in lines, not so much. Skip the hours of waiting to go up the Eiffel Tower in Summer time with a skip the line ticket. That means you will still have lots of time for other awesome activities. Also not looking like a hot mess with feet that don’t wan’t to work anymore is a big bonus!
Eat outside at a gorgeous cafe
So many Parisian cafe’s, so little time! Stop for a glass of bubbles or a croissant at one of the many cute cafe’s that line the streets. Soak up the Summer sun and do a bit of people watching while the city passes you by.
Cute cafe’s to visit:
- Le Consulat
- La Maison Rose
- Angelina Cafe
- Le Duex Magots
Have a picnic next to the Seine
That instagram perfect picnic is something that happens every summer on the banks of the Seine. Grab a baguette, some cheese and a good bottle of wine and enjoy the Parisian atmosphere. Don’t forget the macaroons! It can get pretty crowded in the popular spots so get there early.
Head to a park
There are some really gorgeous parks in Paris and there is no better time to enjoy them than in Summer. Lush lawns, beautiful flowers and loads of places to relax and escape the Summer sun.
Some of the most popular parks are:
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- Parc Monceau
- Jardin Des Tuileries
Cycle around the city
Paris has a pretty great system for riding bikes called Velib’. They have stations all around the city and you can buy a day ticket for as little as 1,70 euros. You can return your bike at any station so it’s really convenient if you don’t want to cycle back to where you started.
Have fun at the Fête des Tuileries
Every July and August the Tuileries garden near to the Louvre turns into a festival. There are rides, games, cotton candy and everything else you would want from a funfair! It is also extremely gorgeous and loads of fun. The giant swing that takes you above the Parisian rooftops is very popular so don’t miss that experience!
Have sundowners at a rooftop bar
Sundowners are great anywhere but especially on a rooftop in Paris in Summer. Really immerse yourself in the Parisian culture and go all out at a rooftop bar.
Here are some great ones to try:
- Café de l’Homme
- La Terrasse
- 43 Up on the roof
Watch an open air movie
There are plenty of film festivals that happen in Paris in Summer. Check which ones are showing and grab some friends to enjoy a night under a blanket of stars. There is no better way to relax while enjoying the beautiful weather.
Check out where to watch a film here.
Shop the sales
The month of July is all about sales with the big les soldes happening in Paris. Get all the clothes you want at bargains of up to 60% off the original price. Who said Paris in Summer needs to be expensive!