The warmer weather has arrived! When in Paris, the parks and gardens are the perfect spots to relax and enjoy the summer sunshine. However, there are also plenty of summer activities that take place in the city. Here are some of the events for you to enjoy this summer in Paris!
The Paris Jazz Festival is becoming quite the interactive cultural event.
Visitors can take part in debates and discussions, visit photo exhibitions or find out about the latest artists, concerts and recordings from the modern jazz scene. The festival offers concerts and events every weekend in June and July, to the east of Paris, right beside the Château de Vincennes.
Futur en Seine
When: June, 13- June, 23
Futur en Seine was created by Cap Digital in 2009, as a ten-day festival presenting the latest digital innovations from France and around the world for professionals and the general public. It will continue in all neighborhoods of Paris, with approximately one hundred partner events taking place throughout the ten-days.
Paris Air Show
When: June 21 – June 23, 2013
With over 2000 exhibitors and 150 aircraft participators, the 50th Annual Paris Air Show is one of the world’s largest events showcasing the latest technological innovations in aviation and space travel. You won’t want to miss this exhilarating event!
When: June 24, 2013
Paris celebrates the summer with the Midsummer Fireworks, a spectacular display set off from the Ile Saint Louis each year. Whether you’re celebrating the shortest night of the year, St. John the Baptist or simply a perfect summer evening in Paris, the Midsummer Fireworks are an amazing reason to spend the night out!
Carnaval Tropical de Paris
When: July 6, 2013
Summer is the perfect time to go tropical during the Carnaval Tropical de Paris, a colorful and fun parade starting at the Place de la Nation and continuing through the streets of the 11th arrondissement back to the starting point. The costumes, music and atmosphere are very lively and it’s a memorable event to experience in Paris.
Tour de France
When: June 29- July 21, 2013
For cycling enthusiasts around the world the Tour de France is one of the most exciting races of the year. If you love cycling, it’s a unique experience to watch the cyclists zoom through the streets of Paris as you carry on with your day. However, the most exciting way to observe the Tour de France is to make your way to the finish line on the Champs-Élysées!
Bastille Day Parade & Fireworks
When: July 14, 2013
On July 14th, Parisians celebrate Bastille Day, the national holiday that marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution. With a national spirit similar to the Fourth of July in America or Canada Day in Canada, the celebrations for Bastille Day are some of the most extravagant of the year. Enjoy the impressive military parade down the Champs-Élysées and then at night, find the perfect spot to watch the amazing fireworks display around the Eiffel Tower.
When: July 20 – August 20, 2013
Paris Plages will transform some of the roads along the Seine into a temporary beach resort atmosphere complete with sandboxes where you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs to soak up the sun. You will also find a floating pool, live music, sport events and lots of fun summer activities. So if the heat of the summer is overwhelming, head to the beach right in the heart of Paris!
Cinéma au Clair de Lune
When: August 1- August 15, 2013
Now celebrating its twelfth season, the Cinéma au Clair de Lune features classic films in iconic locations in Paris, such as Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, the beautiful Place des Vosges, Trocadéro gardens across from the Eiffel Tower, the Esplanade des Invalides and other lovely spots throughout the city. Enjoy a truly Parisian evening outdoors by catching one of these free films.
Feast of the Assumption
When: August 14- August 15, 2013
The Fête d’Assomption brings pilgrims and the faithful from around the world to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The two part religious festival includes a river procession along the Seine around the islands of Paris in the evening. On the following day after a special mass, a grand procession takes place on foot through the Ile de la Cité – a moving and memorable experience in Paris!