Have you ever visited Paris in the summer?
In this article, we will talk about how Paris is beautiful in the summer.
The city belongs to you !
It sounds strange, we know, but Paris seems to be at the same time busier and quieter in summer. As many Parisians vacation elsewhere in the summer, the city is generally less congested and more relaxed. So if you prefer Paris in the summer, the city will belong to you and you will have a lot of reasons to enjoy the sun. As soon as Parisians leave the city, you can enjoy the streets, cafes, and parks freely. You should also attend many events and festivals organized in June.
Now let’s take off our winter clothes and talk about the best reasons to visit Paris in the summer.
Panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
You should visit the Eiffel Tower, which is the symbol of Paris, in the summer.
The Eiffel Tower is open till midnight during summer nights, giving you ample time to go to the top of the iconic landmark. You can go up to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a nice meal at the restaurant night at the top. Also, there are special events at the Eiffel Tower in summer-like flag hoisting on Liberation Day (25th August) and the fireworks display for Bastille Day (14th July). After visiting Eiffel Tower, take a break and sit on the Parc du Champs de Mars, a beautiful park in front of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the Eiffel Tower view.
Picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
You can have a picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Parc du Champs de Mars (Field of Mars Park) is a 300,000 sq m public greenspace surrounding the Eiffel Tower. Come to this park and relax on the grass for a picnic in the summer. Get a bottle of wine and a sandwich for a picnic. Then find space on the lawn to enjoy your meal. It’s a delightful event, right?
Seine River Cruise in summer
The always popular Seine River Cruise is even more enjoyable during the summer months. A river cruise is the best way to explore these landmarks and you will see many like Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Grand Palais, La Conciergerie, Invalides, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde and the Statue of Liberty. Summer is the best time for a river cruise as you can enjoy the open-air boats which offer unhindered views of the riverbanks. You can also upgrade your cruise with delicious French meals. This unforgettable tour that is unlike any other will take you through the history of Paris through a relaxing tour. Whether you’re the kind who prefers taking in the fascinating views of the city with a glass of champagne or just the one who wants to watch something from a different panorama – visiting Paris is not complete without a Seine river cruise.
Versailles Palace in summer
The Palace of Versailles was the official royal residence of France for just over 100 years; it was built at such a grand scale that it soon became one of the largest palace complexes in the world and an inspiration for many royal residences. The Palace of Versailles, about 40 km from the centre of Paris, is a great day trip. The palace is open year-round, but royal gardens are the highlight of the summer season. Well-maintained gardens, sculptures, and fountains are arranged in the classic french style. During summer, a show is organized in these gardens with a musical fountain.
Louvre Museum in summer
As the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre has over 38,000 objects dating back to prehistoric times. Apart from the tourists who mostly come to see Mona Lisa, the facilities offered by the Louvre Museum are actually more. In summer, the museum is full of tourists navigating their way through some of the finest artwork collections in the world. In 2020, the Body and Soul Sculpture exhibition will run at the Louvre and feature sculptures from Donatello, Michelangelo, and more.
Disneyland Paris in summer
Would you like to live your childhood in Disneyland Paris? You can be sure that both children and adults can have a good time at Disneyland. A generous and stunning amusement park, Disneyland Paris is something you won’t miss if you travel to Paris, especially in summer. The beauty and detail of the castle leave you in awe and fascination. Journeys that take you back in time, haunted mansions, intense rollercoasters, and simulation experiences will excite you for a lifetime. There are two parks at Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. During summer, the park comes alive with special events that run till late at night. Don’t miss out on the nightly fireworks and spectacular show ‘Disney Illuminations’ that takes place at the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Fantasyland.
Take a walk Paris streets in summer
Summer is a perfect time to take off your hiking shoes and walk around Paris. You can discover it by taking a historical stroll through the streets of Paris. In this way, you will be able to reach the most important landmarks and attractions of Paris on foot. You can visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Tuileries Garden, and take a stroll down Champs-Elysees. You can also visit the Louvre Museum and admire art masterpieces throughout the centuries.
Summer Festivals and events in Paris
Festivals and music come to mind in the summer, right? Paris is undeniably a festive city during summer. In June you can participate in the Paris Pride Parade, Fete de la Musique, French Open, Fete de la Musique and We Love Green music festival. In July, there is Bastille Day when you will see Parisians out with their national flags. In August, the city hosts the Rock En Seine Festival (open-air rock music festival) and French national holidays like Assumption Day and Liberation Day when parades float through the city. Cinema fans will enjoy the Open Air Cinema in the garden of Parc de la Villette. You can watch various movies for free during the festival. Come to Paris and enjoy it as it is full of special events and festivals in the summer months.
In the summer, Paris is busier and quieter
However, with the increase of tourists visiting the capital of France in the summer months, iconic places from long waiting queues. If we need to give you a few suggestions to escape the crowd in Paris: it is better to buy tickets in advance, go early in the morning, choose the most suitable day to visit or choose lesser-known places.
Shopping in Paris in summer
Would it be possible to come to Paris in the summer and return without shopping? Then we have good news for you: Summer is a sale reason in Paris! Summer sales are held between early July and the end of August. They offer you savings of between 30% and 70% on the usual prices. An interesting fact is that the discounts increase during the summer sales: around 30% in the first weeks, then around 60% mid-summer and eventually up to 80% at the end of August. This means you don’t need to rush and can still make excellent deals even at the end of the summer sales.
Paris Cabaret in summer
While Paris in summer boasts a thriving nightlife, a traditional way to enjoy the city is by going for a cabaret show. Take your seats on the Lido Cabaret Show on the Champs-Elysées, and watch one of the city’s most famous burlesque shows. You will see the “Paris Merveilles” show, which follows the diary of a woman searching for happiness, achieved using the Bluebell Girls and Lido Cabaret Show Boy Dancers. Admire their mind-blowing costumes and the extremely good sets as magical lighting set the scene.
Take a walk Paris at summer night
Paris by night got the nickname “City of Lights” because of the magnificent lights that adorn most of its monuments and buildings. Summer and it’s warm temperatures allow you to comfortably explore the city after dark. Take a walk the Seine River between the Pont Neuf and the Pont de Sully. You will see stunning views of the illuminated Notre-Dame Cathedral and the old buildings surrounding the river banks. If you don’t want to hike, remember that the Seine River cruises last from 10.30 am to April.
Summer is one of the best seasons to visit Paris; especially it is a haven for those craving sunshine weather. If you visit Paris in the summer, you can enjoy the festivals and events. Take care and don’t forget to enjoy Paris!