Cafe, restaurant and bar terraces, shopping or cultural entertainments... Here is a bunch of ideas to discover in town or at home this week, July 6 to 12, 2020.
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, news as of Thursday July 9
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. This Thursday July 9, 2020, Paris and the rest of France continue phase 3 of the containment exit. Let's have an update on new measures, openings and news in the Paris region.
The Eiffel Tower, the top to reopen soon
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower reopened on June 25, 2020 after closing for several months. First only accessible via stairs, you can now climb up to the 2nd floor riding the lift. We recommend you book tickets early. You can also enjot a 50% off discount from July 1 to August 31 for children. And good news, the top reopens on July 15, 2020.
Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens set sail again on the Seine in early July
You will be able to navigate the Seine thanks to the Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens shuttle again soon. Both lines – on hold since the health crisis broke out – will be back from July 1, 2020.
Exhibitions, museums and culture:
Citéco, the City of the Economy in Paris reopens
The City of Economy in Paris is ultimately reopening on July 1, 2020 after two months on lockdown, with a free weekend until July 3. The perfet moment to rediscover the Hôtel Gaillard, a neo-Renaissance masterpiece listed as historic monument and the museum's permanent collection.
Paris Arab World Institute reopens
Good news for Islamic art fans! The Arab World Institute reopens from July 1, 2020 with a whole bunch of entertainments. Let us discover the program together!
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.
Champs-Elysées, free exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal // Reopening
The Champs-Elysées, histoire et perspective exhibition at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal reopens from June 16 to August 30, 2020. Free of charge, this beautiful exhibit is the occasion to discover more about the history and the future projects for the world's most beautiful avenue.
Musée Bourdelle to reopen
The Musée Bourdelle enabling us to discover the famous French sculptor’s works and studio is said to welcome visitors again from June 16, 2020.
The Giacometti Institute reopens with In Search of Lost Works - our pictures
The institut Giacometti reopens this Friday May 15, 2020! The museum is finally allowed to exit containment and invites the fans of the artist to come and discover their latest exhibitions, In Search of Lost Works, from February 25 to June 17, 2020. A fascinating investigation on the clues left by Giacometti to discover never-seen-before works! Don’t miss it!
Fluctuart and its open air terrace reopen
This is spirit-liftig news... First floating urban center Fluctuart finally reopens this June 2, 2020. An art spot set near the Pont des Invalides which reopening has been made possible since the phase 2 of the containment exit has launched, as detailed by Edouard Philippe this May 28.
Balzac’s House to reopen by mid-June 2020
In Paris, Balzac's House is expected to be able to reopen on June 16, 2020. Recently renovated, it takes you into the private life of the famous French writer.
The Notre Dame de Paris parvis and rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris reopen
After closing for over 13 months and following the countless cleaning processes, the Parvis and the rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris are finally reopening. Following the positive statement from the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Île-de-France, the Police Prefect has ordered a decree allowing the reopening.
Les Extatiques 2020, the free open-air exhibition from La Défense to La Seine Musicale
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 26 to October 4, 2020. This year, for the 3rd edition, works by Fabrice Hyber, Elsa Shal, Matteo Nasini and Carlos Cruz-Diez will take over the public pace between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale.
Paris best thrift stores
For good deals and vintage clothes fans, thrift stores are the perfect stores! There are many of them in Paris and we’ve brought you the crème de la crème.
Department stores and shopping malls in Paris, open or closed
As gradual confinement has started this Monday May 11th, including among others the reopening of schools and stores. But Île-de-France being in a red area, what about department stores and shopping malls in Paris and around?
Open Gardens Summer 2020 in Paris and Ile-de-France
Open Gardens in Ile de France is back for its fourth edition. A very special year: instead of a weekend, Ile-de-France inhabitants can enjoy two months of entertainments and original outings in the green spaces of their cities. From July 4 to August 30, 2020, meet in parks and gardens around you.
The Tuileries Garden reopens
The Tuileries Garden is a must-see place in Paris! This garden goes along rue de Rivoli, linking two very famous places in Paris, the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. And when we visit it, we quickly understand why the Tuileries Garden is a listed monument since 1991. We find manies statues along with works of art. Discover it from Sunday May 31, 2020.
Outdoor activities centers in Ile de France reopening
To feel on vacations without riding the train or driving for 2 hours, the perfect solution is the outdoor activities centers! These artificial beaches are great to sunbathe, swim like by the sea, but including not too expensive activities as a bonus. Parisians or tourists, here’s a lovely and cheap solution… to enjoy some relaxing time near our capital. Sortiraparis tells you everything about the 12 outdoor activities centers in Ile de France where swims and entertainments await.
Picnicking in Paris this summer 2020
Sunny days are back, and we want to go out and enjoy a picnic. Whether you’re into classic or quirky places, Paris is filled with spots where to picnic peacefully or along with many people and meet other fans of tablecloth and wicker basket to put on the grass. Let’s browse the best spots!
Food & Drinks:
Summer Chill, the Eiffel Tower launches its summer terrace with DJ sets
The Eiffel Tower terrace moves to Summer Chill from July 9 to August 28, 2020. Open every day, it provides on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 p.m. chill nights with DJ set, 57 meters above the ground with unobstructed views on the French capital.
Laho: the new lush rooftop terrace by Paris Gare de Lyon railway station
Wanting to touch the sky this summer in Paris? Laho – the latest rooftop in town – expects you from July 3, 2020 a stone’s throw from Paris Gare de Lyon railway station. Designed by Passage Enchanté, Laho hopes to seduce you thanks to a lush setting, a unique sunset, and tasty food offer by female chef Julie Basset… The whole perched 60 meters above the ground! We tell you more on this new, temporary summer place in Paris.
Poisson Lune: Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée temporary terrace returns
Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée shows top temporary terrace, Poisson Lune comes back for its second edition starting June 25, 2020. All you need to make your summer a breathe and delight children and adults.
La Javelle: Open-Air Summer Hangout Spot on the West Side of Paris reopens for the season 2020
Nestled by the Port Javelle Bas, La Javelle is the summer hot spot in western Paris. Between relaxations areas, drinks, and delicious food, this lovely terrace has everything to make you dizzy. Meet now and all summer long to chill like you never have before!
Top 10 good restaurants to enjoy on their terraces in Paris this June
Looking for a spot both tasty and in the open air? Paris restaurants spread their beautiful and sunny terraces for our greatest delight. Discover our top 10 good restaurants to enjoy on their terraces in June 2020!
Top new summer terraces 2020 in Paris
In Paris, terraces are busy all summer long! Between hanging terraces, floating terraces and trendy terraces… The choice is yours if you want to relax while enjoying the sun. But, if some are very well-known by sunbathing-enthusiasts, others have just opened bringing a new breath of freshness and novelties in the French capital. Sortiraparis invites you to discover the top new terraces 2020 in Paris.
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.
The best terraces by the Seine in Paris
In Paris, barges, open air cafés and terraces take over the Seine riverbanks as soon as sunny days are here. Let's find you the perfect spot for a drink by the water, shall we?
The most mouthwatering terraces in Paris
A beautiful terrace for foodies in Paris? It’s a big yes for us! We give you all the best addresses to enjoy a sweet or even a savory treat in the sun.
Quirky terraces in Paris for the summer 2020
A quirky terrace in Paris? Hell yes! Feet in the water or heads in the clouds, secret garden or crazy beach, here are this summer's quirkiest spots in Paris!
Floating terraces in Paris
In Paris, barges are a must to make the most of a terrace by the water! So, to discover this summer's best spots, let's sail away and see!
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The Running show becomes Run Experience: postponed
Surprise! The Salon du Running (or running show) becomes Run Experience and will finally not take place from April 2 to 4, 2020 at the Parc des Expositions. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the fair is postponed to October 15 to 17, 2020.
Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés 2020 - Postponed
Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés will finally be back in Paris in October, 2020 for a new and 20th edition full of music and very jazzy discoveries!
Coronavirus: HOLI, the festival of colors 2020 delayed!
Colorful and traditional Indian festival HOLI initially coming back this March 29, 2020 to Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation is postponed.
Paris Half-Marathon 2020 postponed to September 2020
The 28th edition of Paris Half-Marathon now called Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris was expected to take place this Sunday March 1, 2020 in the streets of the French capital, departing from Gare d'Austerlitz to line at the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand has been postponed to September 6, 2020.
Marathon of Paris 2020, delayed again to November
The new and 44th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was said to be held on Sunday April 5, 2020 but has been first postponed to October 18, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Monday July 6, the organization announces they are delaying the race again to November 15, 2020. This year, the route is set between the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and the Porte Dauphine.
Long Night of Museums, Museum Night 2020 in Paris and Ile de France: new date
This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, returns on Saturday November 14, 2020 after being postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d'Orsay, the Fondation Vuitton and even the Palace of Versailles, they will all be free of charge for this special late-night opening. On the menu, then: exhibitions, shows, workshops and more. So, are you ready to live the Long Night of Museums aka Museum Night?
Dates and Opening Time
From 6 July 2020 to 12 July 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1