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The Assumption in Paris, August 15, 2017

Published on 7 August 2017 By Elodie D.
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On 15 August 2017

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August 15 is the Assumption and a public holiday, therefore, many places and venues are closed. So, to make the best of this summer day in Paris, discover the swimming pools, museums and other activities open and available on August 15, 2017.

Because August 15, 2017 is a public holiday, many venues are closed. You better be ready before heading out in Paris without knowing anything. For this public holiday, you have many possibilities:

Paris Plages 
Paris Plages offers you a whole bunch of activities. On Tuesday August 15, whether you are more into Tai-Chi, public dance, ziplining, paddle boat or idleness, you will find something to do.

Swimming pools open on August 15, 2017 in Paris 
Feel like cooling off by the pool but Tuesday August 15 is a public holiday? No stress, some swimming pools remain open.

Shopping malls open on August 15
Tuesday August 15, 2017 will be a public holiday. Here are the opening hours of the big shopping malls open in Paris and its region for a serene shopping session!

Parisian museums and monuments open
Many Parisian museums and monuments will be open on Tuesday August 15, 2017. Discover now the selection of exhibitions and monuments waiting for you.

Summer garden at the Musée du Quai Branly 
What about wandering around the famous garden of the Musée du Quai Branly for free? Family guided tour, reading room and free workshops are on the menu of this wonderful day.

Celebrating the Assumption at Notre Dame de Paris 
Each year, Notre Dame de Paris celebrates the holiday of the Assumption by welcoming about 150,000 people, no matter they are believers, pilgrims or visitors. You should not miss this event on the first hand because of the river procession on the Seine on August 14, in the evening and on the other hand, because of the Marian procession on August 15 on the Ile de la Cité, the Seine riverbanks and the Ile Saint-Louis.

Tuileries funfair
Because we are never too old to have fun at funfairs and unwind with bumper cars, head to the Tuileries funfair that is drawing to an end. Enjoy it, it is its last weekend.

Fête des Loges 
While we are talking about funfairs, why do not you go the Saint-Germain forest to make the best of this day with thrills and good mood?

What about visiting an aquarium?
On Wednesday, aquariums will be open. This is now time to enjoy L’Aquarium de Paris animations, have incredible encounters at the Aquarium de la Porte Dorée or to discover the Aquarium Sea Life!

What about a zoo?
You never visited the Zoo de Vincennes? What a perfect occasion to rectify this. But you can also give a go to the Zoo de Thoiry, the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes or the Zoo de Beauval that is a bit further.

Fancy a theme park?
With the new Pégase Express ride at the Parc Asterix, Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary, or the Parc Saint Paul, the choice is yours!

To know more about what to do in Paris this special weekend, have a look at our guide.

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