Make the Most out of Summer in Paris with These Activities

Summer is one of the best times you can go to Paris. The streets are abuzz with festivals and flea markets, and the nights are longer (so there’s more time to indulge in your favorite wine!)

Dress up in your coolest street style outfits and soak up some sun. Don’t miss out in the City of Lights with these summertime activities:

Have fun at Fete de la Musique

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Summer in Paris: Fete de la Musique

Summer in Paris means it’s festival season! Leave your worries behind at Fete de la Musique, an outdoor music festival held every summer solstice. Celebrate all kinds of music, meet people from different parts of the world, and watch performances in cafés and outdoors. Best of all? This world-renowned event is free for everyone to attend.

Keep it classy with cheese and wine

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Summer in Paris: Wine and Cheese Tasting

Feast on different kinds of cheese and a selection of wines for lunch. Take a stroll around Paris, and enjoy French cheese and sumptuous macarons after. Gain a deeper appreciation for wines with the help of an expert wine steward. There are also free wine tastings at La Derniere Goutte every Friday at 5pm and all day every Saturday.

Scream for (Berthillon) Ice Cream

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Summer in Paris: Berthillon Ice Cream (Wikimedia Commons/Flightlog used under CC 2.0)

Beat the heat with generous servings of creamy and delectable Berthillon ice cream, arguably one of the world’s best icy treats. Find the original store on Île Saint-Louis, Paris.

Attend an outdoor film screening

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Summer in Paris: Parc de la Villete

Do as the Parisians do, and enjoy a picnic during the Open Air Cinema. This popular festival screens classics as well as some modern favorites at Parc de la Villette in Paris. Watch classic and popular films alike while lounging on a deckchair. This year’s theme is dedicated to France’s love for gastronomic delights, and includes movies like Ratatouille and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Sunbathe in Paris Plages

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Summer in Paris: Pocket Beach by the River Seine

Bask in the sun’s warmth in this pocket beach located by the River Seine. Relax along a half-kilometer of sandy beach tucked in the city. Have fun under the sun with exhilarating water sports and dance classes. Best of all, this summer event is free.

Go nightclubbing

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Summer in Paris: Nightclubbing

Cap off your tour with a taste of the city’s nightlife. Try different varieties of absinthe in the 11th arrondissement’s Fée Verte. Sip on tasty cocktails at the unassuming Monsieur Antoine on Avenue Parmentier. Unwind with cocktail concoctions made from in-house syrup and freshly squeezed juice. Try the flavorful Le Hermano, one of their bestselling drinks, with a plate of mozzarella.

Immerse yourself in Parisian culture on your summer trip to the French capital city!