Visit Paris: Things To Do In August In Paris
Are you looking for things to do in Paris in August? To really enjoy Paris at this moment, here is a list of different things you can do! Summer is the peak season for tourism, but early August is also when most Parisian go in holidays in France or abroad.
Open-Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette July – August 2017
In the summer at night, the Parc de la Villette turns into an Open Air Cinema from July 20th to August 20th, classic movies or new releases are displayed on the city’s biggest movie screen. You can bring some popcorns and a bottle of wine. Entry is free, deck chair and blanket rentals are available for €7.
Paris l’Été Festival July – August 2017
Paris l’Été is a festival with artistic showcases from dance ensembles, theatrical acts and circus performances. There are animations all over the city whether it’s on the banks of the Seine River, or in parks.
Paris Plages (Paris Beach) July – August 2017
Paris Plages is one of the city’s most awaited events. It transforms the river banks into a half-kilometer of sandy beach to lie out on a beach chair or blanket. There’s plenty of concerts, outdoor sports events, and exercise or dancing classes.
Assumption Day (August 15th)
Many Catholics in France attend church services at the Assumption on August 15 each year. This day also tends to be quiet. But because Paris is very touristic you can do whatever you want on this day. Especially the majority of the city’s monuments are staying open. The same for shopping malls (Printemps, Galeries Lafayettes, Forum des Halles, La Défense…). However, the timetables can be slightly different on this day, so you better check this ahead of time.
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