Because August 15, 2018 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 offers you a whole bunch of activities. On Wednesday August 15, whether you can go for a swim in the canal, a pedalo or just lazing around, and you can do all this at Paris Plages..
Swimming pools open on August 15, 2018 in Paris
Feel like cooling off by the pool but Wednesday August 15 is a public holiday? No stress, some swimming pools remain open.
Shopping malls open on August 15
Wednesday August 15, 2018 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 Wednesday August 15, 2018. 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.
What about visiting an aquarium or a zoo?
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! 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.
To know more about what to do in Paris this special weekend, have a look at our guide.