Cooling off in Paris this summer 2020

Published by Caroline J., Julie M. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 22 June 2020 at 12h38 · Updated on 22 June 2020 at 15h02
Heatwave alert in Paris! It’s hot in Paris, very hot, and in our own corner we looked the best spots to cool off in Paris. Movie theaters, swimming pools, beaches as well as bars and restaurants, we offer you the best of what Paris has to give in the summer.

We were impatiently looking for summer and here it is at last! Between shady terraces and air-conditioned museums, Sortiraparis gives you as many good ideas to cool off and make the best of this beautiful summer in the French capital!

So, what do we do to enjoy the summer while staying al fresco? We looked up for you and we found some gems that we agreed to share with you (we could have kept us just for us, and when you’ve read them, you’ll know how much we love you!).

Swimming pools and water misters in Paris:

Les Parcs à Jets d'eau à ParisLes Parcs à Jets d'eau à ParisLes Parcs à Jets d'eau à ParisLes Parcs à Jets d'eau à Paris Splash pads in Paris
It’s hot in Paris and you want to cool off in a park with splash pads? Sortiraparis gives you the list of spots where it feels good to run through the water and have fun with the water games.

Villages Nature, le village vacances écologiqueVillages Nature, le village vacances écologiqueVillages Nature, le village vacances écologiqueVillages Nature, le village vacances écologiqueAquatic centers in Paris
If you want to join useful to pleasant, choose an aquatic center. Like Aquaboulevard or Villages Nature, many places have game pools, water slides, outdoor river, outdoor beaches and wave pool to combine the swimming pool freshness to the fun of a theme park!

Les piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'été The most beautiful outdoor swimming pools in Paris and its surroundings for summer
Is there something more pleasant than bathing in the open air and bask in the sun when it’s out? Sortiraparis gives you the list of outdoor swimming pools open this summer 2018 in Paris and its Île-de-France. Here’s a good way to relax and have fun outside and soak in vitamin D thanks to the sun.

Paris Plages 2018Paris Plages 2018Paris Plages 2018Paris Plages 2018 Swimming and Beach Areas in Paris and Ile-de-France this summer 2020
When Paris gets hit with another heatwave, you might want to know where to find beaches and swimming areas in Paris and the region! That’s why Sortiraparis has done the work for you, putting together this list of beaches along lakes, rivers, pools or any other body of water of water where you can cool off and relax in the sun. Bet you didn’t know that Paris could also be your next beach resort destination!

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Neuilly-sur-Seine owns a great swimming pool (an aquatic center) featuring 3 pools: a sporting 25-m long pool with 7 lanes, an indoor playful pool, an outdoor playful pool and a learning pool. For summer, pitches are accessible upon the pools opening hours.

Les piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéLes piscines découvertes à Paris pendant l'étéPuteaux Palais des Sports swimming pool (92)
Puteaux Palais des Sports swimming pool is a hot spot for summer. Hidden on the Ile de Puteaux, behind the Jardin d’Acclimatation, this facility has several indoor pools, a wonderful outdoor pool heated at 28°C in the winter, a whirlpool featuring massage jets and an outdoor river.

Parks and walks:

Le Jardin du Luxembourg à Paris, un chef d'oeuvre botaniqueLe Jardin du Luxembourg à Paris, un chef d'oeuvre botaniqueLe Jardin du Luxembourg à Paris, un chef d'oeuvre botaniqueLe Jardin du Luxembourg à Paris, un chef d'oeuvre botanique The most beautiful gardens in Paris are back!
Paris is filled with wonderful gardens and parks, green setting that rub shoulders with the capital’s beauty. So, for a country stroll, here are the most beautiful green areas to rediscover after lockdown.

Guide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de ParisGuide des plus beaux passages couverts de Paris The most beautiful covered passages in Paris
You may know it, but Paris houses many covered passages. Let’s discover the 12 most beautiful Parisian covered passages with our self-guided tour.

Movie theaters in Paris:

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Whether you’re a movie buff or you just go see a movie from time to time, this guide was made for you. It brings together the best movie theaters in Paris. Whether it’s for your comfort, the program or the special effects, follow the guide to discover Paris most original movie theaters.

Les festivals de cinéma en plein air 2018Les festivals de cinéma en plein air 2018Les festivals de cinéma en plein air 2018Les festivals de cinéma en plein air 2018 Open-air film festivals 2019 in Paris
This summer 2019, open-air film festivals are setting up throughout Paris. Between short-movies and masterpieces of film history, let’s settle comfortably on the grass or sit on a deckchair to enjoy movie screenings under a starry sky. Here is our guide!

Museums and monuments in Paris:

Exposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuel Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.

The World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photos The Banksy exhibition reopens in Paris: late-night opening
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens on May 12, 2020 in Paris. Extended to December 31, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.

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From November 5, 2019 to September 27, 2020 Paris Musée du Quai Branly devotes a wonderful exhibition to Helena Rubinstein’s art collection. Including 60 primitive sculptures, portraits and art objects, this exhibition offers an original approach of art as seen by a passionate woman who was interested in what others considered to be ugly.

Eglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-SulpiceEglise Saint-Sulpice Churches in Paris
How about visiting a church? Here are 22 of them! The most beautiful, the most historic and the most original churches in Paris!

Journées du Patrimoine 2019 à la Sainte-ChapelleJournées du Patrimoine 2019 à la Sainte-ChapelleJournées du Patrimoine 2019 à la Sainte-ChapelleJournées du Patrimoine 2019 à la Sainte-Chapelle The Sainte-Chapelle, the 1000-stained-glass-window monument in Paris reopens
The Sainte-Chapelle is a gem in Paris, that is over 800 years old and famous for its stained-glass windows disclosing over 1,100 scenes. Reopening on June 23, 2020.

Histoire de la Conciergerie, l'ancienne prison du Palais-RoyalHistoire de la Conciergerie, l'ancienne prison du Palais-RoyalHistoire de la Conciergerie, l'ancienne prison du Palais-RoyalHistoire de la Conciergerie, l'ancienne prison du Palais-Royal Paris Conciergerie – Reopening
The Conciergerie reopens on June 15, 2020. This historic building in Paris, set on the Ile-de-la-Cité, is a former jail, were Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned. From its construction in the 10th century, the building has been in turn the seat of the Law Court and a prison.

La basilique du Sacré-Coeur à ParisLa basilique du Sacré-Coeur à ParisLa basilique du Sacré-Coeur à ParisLa basilique du Sacré-Coeur à Paris The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris gradually reopens
Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a must-see monument in Paris. Every year, over 10 million visitors come, but this spring 2020, it has had to close because of the coronavirus epidemic. Good news, this iconic landmark in Paris reopens from May 31, 2020.

Al fresco restaurants:

Les terrasses ombragées à ParisLes terrasses ombragées à ParisLes terrasses ombragées à ParisLes terrasses ombragées à Paris Shady terraces in Paris
A beautiful and shady terrace in Paris, how does it sound? Hidden patios, secret gardens and lush terraces, as many treasures waiting for you in Paris.

Le Jardin Suspendu au Parc Floral, les photosLe Jardin Suspendu au Parc Floral, les photosLe Jardin Suspendu au Parc Floral, les photosLe Jardin Suspendu au Parc Floral, les photos The Jardin Suspendu at the Parc Floral: new and huge bucolic terrace in Paris
Good news for Jardin Suspendu fans, since the famous temporary summer terrace is back in Paris for a new and third season. This time, Passage Enchanté teams gives its Jardin Suspendu a new 2,500sqm natural setting: the Chesnaie du Roy set in the heart of Vincennes Parc Floral. Meet from Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. to enjoy this new haven of peace mixing relaxation, playground, and foodtruck. Keep reading to find out more.

Polpo Plage 2019, les photo de la terrasse d'étéPolpo Plage 2019, les photo de la terrasse d'étéPolpo Plage 2019, les photo de la terrasse d'étéPolpo Plage 2019, les photo de la terrasse d'été Polpo Plage: the sand-set terrace in Paris
Craving a beautiful fine sandy beach to sip a drink in the sun, a lobster roll in hand? Let’s run to Polpo Plage expecting us on weekends on sunny days.

Have a good summer and keep it fresh!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 22 June 2020

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