Another summer, another heatwave, or heatwaves, in Paris. So, to face the heatwave, you better be strategic when it comes to outing: instead of being in the sun, you should rather look for shaded and refreshing places.
What to do in Paris when it is scorching hot? We have brought our best anti-heatwave ideas to stay cool!
But before anything else, do not forget guidelines in case of a heatwave:
- Regularly drink water and do not wait until you are thirsty
- Regularly cool off by dampening your face and body
- Eat enough
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid getting out when it is the warmest
- Opt for cool places
- Avoid physical activities
- Shut windows and shutters during the day
- Call your GP and ask recommendations as for health issues and medications
- Take care of elderly, handicapped or fragile people who are isolated in the event of a heatwave: ask for their news regularly and encourage them to sign up on lists offered by town halls so that volunteers can help them.
Heatwave health guidelines amid the coronavirus epidemic:
Coronavirus and heatwave: guidelines
How to stay safe from coronavirus amid a heatwave? Santé Publique France has just shared a memo recommending to wear facemasks, use well-maintained air-conditioning units and airing indoors. The agency reminds that nothing says the heat diminish the virus and it is necessary to maintain barrier gestures in any place.
Visiting Paris: museums open this summer
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August 2020's exhibitions in Paris
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Paris Aquarium – Cinéaqua by the Trocadéro – reopening
Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua reopens on June 22, 2020. Set at the foot of the Trocadéro, this historic aquarium houses 13,000 fishes and 35 sharks in over 50 pools. All year around, Paris aquarium offers entertainments for children as well as scientific events you do not want to miss.
The Best Escape Games in Paris
Can’t get enough of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or solving mysteries of any sort? Have you dreamed of solving your own mystery in a haunted manor? Escape games let you experience these adventures for one hour with your family or friends. Use your cleverness, team spirit and your observation to help you win!
VR activities in Paris
Virtual reality and games of all kinds fans, are you looking for a place to satisfy your geek passion? Or maybe you just want to travel? We offer you a guide for VR activities in Paris, to live experiences out of the beaten paths.
iFLY: We tried the Indoor Skydiving in Paris
iFLY Vill’up is the world’s most beautiful indoor Skydiving. 14-m high, this tunnel is entirely glazed and enables you (from 5 years old) to discover how skydiving feels like. No need to worry about the weather anymore, whether you’re an expert or a novice, come and safely feel the sensations provided by a skydive.
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.
The most beautiful gardens in Paris are back!
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Paris Plage 2020: La Villette and its free pools are back
It's official, Bassin de la Villette is back for Paris Plages 2020! We will enjoy summer with 2 pools and 2 paddling pools of different depths set within the Bassin de la Villette by the Quai de la Loire. Swim to relax or to work out, in a summery atmosphere, and for free from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pools reopen from July 18, 2020.
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.
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 2020 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.
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!
And treat yourselves
The best ice creams in Paris this summer 2020
Summer is coming and so is the heat the ice cream craving. In Paris, several ice cream makers offer uncommon and surprising ice creams: magnum, frozen desserts, ice creams on order, milkshakes, summer has never felt so cool.