What to do this week in Paris and elsewhere? The end of coninement enables to meet our favorite places in Paris again. And if you decide to stay home, we've got ideas too. From July 6 to 12, 2020, discover entertainments to enjoy at home, on your own or with friends. Shows, concerts, museums.... Sortiraparis.com gives you several options to keep yourself busy during the quarantine. Keep reading!
Main events of the week:
The Louvre reopens in Paris: ticketing service and health requirements
The Louvre reopens from July 6, 2020 and has just disclosed its new visit requirements. Timeslot booking, marked tours, closed rooms, no audioguide for now, discover what to expect!
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.
Paris Tuileries funfair is back in 2020
In agreement with the Préfecture de Police, the Tuileries funfair is back from Saturday July 4 to Sunday August 30, 2020. Do not miss this incredible human-size family funfair in full heart of Paris.
Nigloland, theme park and novelties 2020
Theme park set a few kilometers from Troyes, Nigloland reopens on July 11, 2020. It welcomes you until November 15, 2020. And this year, the novelty is a great family-friendly roller-coaster called Noisette Express.
Walks of the week:
Guide to zoos and menageries in Paris and its surroundings
Looking to go away and meet animals in their environment? Let’s meet in the different zoos and menageries in Paris and the region or further, and if you don’t know where to go, we’ve got covered! Here’s a great guide to help you make your choice. Vincennes, Thoiry, Jardin des Plantes… As many opportunities to learn more about nature.
Swimming for free in Paris and Ile de France
Heat is hitting hard and you’re looking for a beach where to sunbathe and bathe for free? To feel like on vacay without paying at all, discover the greatest spots where you can take your family and friends.
Cooling off in Paris this summer 2020
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.
Reopening of Phobia Escape Game, the escape game that pays no heed to padlocks and other codes!
Escape game enthusiasts, we’ve found a new way to play! Phobia Escape Game, set in Paris 13th arrondissement, reopens on June 22, 2020 and shakes up the way to grasp the escape game by offering players a total immersion in varied universes, the whole, locked up in a room with no codes nor padlocks to move and escape. Without any timer as well… Ready to take the challenge up?
Parc Saint Paul reopens
The Parc Saint Paul opens its doors again from June 6 to November 1, 2020. Enjoy this charming place, located in the heart of Oise, in its natural and authentic setting. The family park expects you with new opening hours and health guidelines to follow.
Rivecour: sandals hand-made in Portugal for the summer 2020
For a summer as elegant as comfortable, go for the Rivecour sandals designed in France and entirely made by hand in Portugal! Meet now at Matières à Réflexion, Bon Marché or Galeries Lafayette.
Bergamotte launches the first bouquets to dry
Bergamotte is getting into homemade dried flower and offers you the new bohemian collection called Kinflok. Go for the dried flower bouquets created in partnership with inspiring celebrities or fresh bouquets thought up to be dried as soon as they start to wither. A long-lasting pleasure…
Panafrica: ethical trainers for our summer 2020
This summer 2020 will be sustainable or won’t happen at all. When we come to choose trainers, let’s pick up brands that matter such as Panafrica created in 2015 and selling all kinds of ecofriendly trainers. Meet in one of the many points of sale in Paris to make your choice, between classic and colorful models, there’s something for everyone!
Paris BHV Marais reopens
It is time for the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville to reopen! The store, better known as BHV Marais, has reopened since May 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. After a bit over two months of lockdown, you can once again enjoy the services provided by the shopping mall given you respect the health protocol set up. Facemasks are mandatory for customers and staff.
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?
The best hair salons in Paris
Feel like getting a new hairdo? Mad at your usual hairdresser? No panic, we’ve got you covered with several hair salons to meet your needs and when you’ll leave them, you won’t be disappointed. How’s life going?
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.
Sport and wellness:
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.
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.
La Montgolfière, the inspiring gym near the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, reopens
La Montgolfière club reopens from June 22! In line with Paris trendiest gyms, this new place, La Montgolfière, set in Paris 10th arrondissement, provides many services as trendy as high-range. Health measures have been made to start over as well as possible.
Studio Fit Ballet Paris reopens
It’s in Paris 10th arrondissement that Octavie Escure has decided to open Studio Fit Ballet Paris. This small and friendly area revisits the principles of ballet to make is more fun, but still as effective! Reopening on June 18, 2020.
Coronavirus: Soccer back in France
After the Professional Soccer League (LFP) and French Football Federation (FFF) sent to the Ministry of sports the essential health protocol to resume soccer and so that crowds can go back to stadiums, the government gives its green light to soccer and other collective sports. From Monday June 22, “normal” soccer practice is allowed.
Reopening of 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. Reopening on June 22, 2020.
The tree climbing sites in the Ile-de-France region
The Ile-de-France is full of dense forests with numerous tree climbing adventures' facilities. Just like a true adventurer, you can go prove just how smooth and agile you are (worthy of a true monkey, I bet). Here is a list of the best tree-climbing adventures' facilities (aka "accrobranche") in the Ile-de-France region. Whether you have children or you be a true athlete, you are in for some fun! Most sites reopen on Thursday May 21, 2020
Vivarium starring Jesse Eisenberg: back in movie theaters
Second feature film directed by Irish Lorcan Finnegan, “Vivarium” was first officially out on March 11, and on demand on May 20, 2020, yet it is back in movie theaters since June 22, 2020 in France. In this science-fiction movie, the director has decided to talk about ownership with actors Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi's Disney movie on Hitler and nazism in movie theaters again
After Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is back with Jojo Rabbit, out in French theaters again on June 22, 2020. A satire of the Nazism with uninhibited humor based on Christine Leunens’ novel Caging Skies. Let’s discover the trailers together!
Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie: in movie theaters again
Harley Quinn's fan can return to movie theaters to (re)discover Birds of Prey, a Cathy Yan movie, out on June 22, 2020. And before discovering the movie, here are the trailers and the first minutes of the movie, friends!
Dernier repas à Pompéi, the historic exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme, new dates
The Musée de l’Homme invites you to share one last meal, but not any kind. The “Dernier repas à Pompéi” (Last Meal in Pompei) exhibition takes us to discover the food and leftovers found during the archaeological digs. Items and works exhibited leave Italy for the first time: you don’t want to miss this exhibition running from July 8, 2020 to January 4, 2020.
The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – reopening and extra time
The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to June 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.
Musée Rodin reopens
The Musée Rodin is a genuine Parisian rococo architecture gem where are mostly exhibited works by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. And good news, you can visit again starting July 7! Let’s have a closer look at this cultural place set in the middle of the 7th arrondissement in Paris.
The Musée Delacroix reopens: free all summer!
After having to close because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Musée Delacroix reopens from June 22, 2020 in Paris. This is the occasion to go and discover this magnificent museum and its gardens paying tribute to the famous painter. And good deal: the museum is free of charge all summer long!
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
Become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou, our pictures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Centre Pompidou has decided to postponed the exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to July 1 to October 19, 2020. An exhibition like a tribute to the artist who passed away in May 2020. Discover pictures of the exhibition.
Spirit, are you there? Out picturse of the mystical exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol
The Musée Maillol is ultimately reopening and is all about spiritism with the “Spirit, are you there? The Painters of the Beyond” exhibition. Running from June 10 to November 1, 2020, come and admire paintings by masters from the 19th and 20th centuries and challenge spirits and ghosts if you dare! Discover our pictures of the exhibitions.
Music and shows:
Paris Opera Garnier opera house reopens
Opera and ballet lovers will be able to discover the beauty of the Opera Garnier opera house again since the cultural place is reopening from June 22, 2020. The occasion to discover one of the most beautiful places in Paris.
The Royal Serenade of the Palace of Versailles 2020
With its Royal Serenade, the Palace of Versailles makes us live the entertainments of the Sun King’s Court for a 40-minute guided tour. Brace yourself to attend a dance lesson and a fencing show on Saturdays from June 13 to September 19, 2020.
Hip and Trendy Places to Chill in Paris
Paris in summer can get hot, and sometimes very hot. So if you’re in the city and want to cool off with a drink, chill out and find an escape, you’re in luck. Paris is full of hip and trendy places to do just that. Whether it’s along the Seine river, with your toes in the sand, stretched out on a deck chair on the terrace or behind a foosball table, all of the places where you can chill out in Paris are right here in our guide!
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.
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.
Taisho at the Aquarium de Paris, the exquisite summer terrace by Keisuke Yamagishi
This summer, Etude starred restaurant in Paris team comes to Taishō, the summer terrace nestled at the Rotonde de l'Aquarium de Paris. Facing the Eiffel Tower, come and enjoy tasty and creative dishes created by the talented Japanese chef Keisuke Yamagishi and pastry chef Mika Okazawa.
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!
The best terraces with views on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Wanting to admire the Eiffel Tower while sipping a delicious drink on eating up a nice dish? Discover the best terraces with incredible views on the Eiffel Tower.
Boteco Vila Mada, the tapas bar in Paris 9th arrondissement, reopens
Exotic flavors lovers, tapas bar Boteco Vila Mada reopens in Paris 9th arrondissement. A true change of scenery!
Shandika, a new Sri Lankan restaurant in Paris
Shandika is this new address that will have your taste buds travel. This Sri Lankan street food restaurant has just opened in Paris in the Montorgueil area and it aims at making you discover a cuisine that’s still unknown.
L’Alsace, the renewal of the mythic brasserie on the Champs-Elysées
Alsace has its address in Paris and more precisely on the Champs-Elysées. If the address has been since 1968, in 2017, the brasserie underwent a facelift thanks to Laura Gonzalez (please!). open all day long, the brasserie offers quiches, Flammekueche, spätzele gratins without forgetting local sauerkraut, a major dish in the winter!
Créatures: the rooftop restaurant on Galeries Lafayette terrace is back in Paris
Dear vegetarian friends, a very coveted place in 2019 is coming back this summer! Créatures, managed by chef Julien Sebbag, opens for several months as tasty as surprising to experience on Galeries Lafayette Paris-Haussmann terrace. Meet from Wednesday June 10, 2020 to make the best of this incredible place.
Polpo, the seafood brasserie by the Seine
Polpo is this ultra-trendy barge like a seafood brasserie that moored by the Seine in Levallois-Perret. A spot that looks like the Croisette and covering 600-sqm with a wonderful view on the Île de la Jatte.
Mayfair Garden, the Indian gourmet restaurant opens its terrace
Calling all Indian food lovers, run to Mayfair Garden within walking from the Trocadéro in Paris. This sophisticated restaurant provides flavorful cooking brilliantly cooked by chef Nawaz Noman and opens its terrace from June 2 to treat us again.
Odette, L’Auberge Urbaine launches the Weekends d’Odette
Odette, L’Auberge Urbaine, restaurant created by the Rostang family, now provides you with revisited French classics served on weekends!
Polichinelle launches a vegetable-based brunch
When Christophe Michalak creates a brunch for his latest Polichinelle restaurant, he ends up with a 100% vegetable-based and healthy brunch!
L'Oiseau Blanc: The Peninsula's rooftop bar and restaurant reopens
This rooftop bar and restaurant makes The Peninsula proud! Located on the 6th and last floor, it offers a 360° panoramic view over the most beautilful Parisian monuments. As for the cuisine, regional products are highlighted and flawlessly paired with outstanding French wines!
Shabour by Assaf Granit and Uri Navon's restaurant reopens and comes to you
Shabour: remember this name because it’s the new restaurant in Paris that had already gotten itself talked about in the 2nd arrondissement reopens on June 22. Aboard, Assaf Granit, Uri Navon, Dan Yosha and Tomer Lanzmann really hope to make your taste buds happy with incredible flavors.
Sweet treats of the week:
Il Gelato del Marchese: exceptional artisan ice creams
Il Gelato del Marchese is not only elegant, it also offers very delicious ice creams with surprising flavors. From classic flavors to more surprising ones, Il Gelato del Marchese frozen treats will make your heart melt. Here, it is all about Italian know-how to delight your eyes and taste buds.
Angelina reopens its 4 tearooms in Paris
Maison Angelina reopens its 4 tearooms in Paris, starting from June 17, 2020. The perfect occasion to go and enjoy ice creams and hot chocolates by the famous Parisian house.
Dalloyau ice creams and sorbets for the summer 2020
What Dalloyau ice cream will you get this summer? To your liking, 9 mouthwatering flavors: lemon, pistachio, raspberry, hazelnuts and even mojito! How could we resist?
Philippe Conticini reopens his Gâteaux d’Emotions bakery-pastry store in Paris 16th arrondissement
Philippe Conticini reopens his Gâteaux d’Emotions store in Paris 16th arrondissement, in the Passy neighborhood. This is the chef's first "bakery" unveiling a wonderful range of viennoiseries in addition to the pastries we love.
Grand Café Fauchon reopens its terrace
Grand Café Fauchon reopens its large terrace ideally set at the Place de la Madeleine. Feel like having a seat and enjoy a delicious breakfast, a drink, a snack or a meal? Here is a very mouthwatering place to enjoy.
The best milkshakes in Paris
Is there anything better than an ultra-fresh milkshake to sip on a hot summer day? Not a lot, to say the least! Looking for a nice milkshake in Paris? Keep reading!
Confinement: visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel from the comfort of your home
Visiting the Vatican? It is possible even though you are confined, online. Since 2010, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and the Profane Museum can be visited in 3D along with very clear explanations. If it does not replace a tour in Rome, these virtual tours allow us to improve our knowledge from the comfort of our sofas.
Disneyland offers virtual versions of the rides during lockdown
As the entire world is on lockdown because of coronavirus, Disney Parks, Disney parks’ global YouTube channel, offers a little piece of magic by inviting you to discover virtual versions of their main rides. The occasion to “have a ride” without leaving your couch.
Coronavirus: virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb
Looking to visit the tomb of a Pharaoh while being in coronavirus lockdown? Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities gives us this chance by offering a virtual reality thanks to a 3D modeling of Ramesses VI’s tomb. The occasion to discover the richness of Ancient Egypt!
Deconfinement: Paris Opera extends its free online show program
Throughout lockdown, Paris Opera delighted us with a very beautiful selection of shows available online and for free. We enjoyed Carmen, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville. And big news, new shows are scheduled until late May.
Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!
A Bastille Day firework show, July 14, 2020 on the Eiffel Tower, confirmed
The magnificent firework show will be let off from the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day, on July 14, 2020. The city of Paris yet adds conditions. It will be visible from the distance, on television and online, gatherings around the Eiffel Tower having been banned by the Prefect from July 14, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry live at Paris Olympia - Postponed to 2021
Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper are the “superband” Hollywood Vampires and have decided to go on a European tour in 2020. In Paris, the three friends were expected take over the legendary Olympia for a unique show to enjoy on Monday August 31, 2020. But because of the coronavirus epiemic, the entire tour has been postponed. The show planned at the Olympia is postponed to August 23, 2021.
Coronavirus: Ecotrail Paris® and the Eiffel Tower Vertical® 2020 - Postponed
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ecotrail Paris® and the Eiffel Tower Vertical®, scheduled on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and the weekend from Saturday March 14 to Sunday 15, 2020 in Ile de France are postponed to Wednesday September 30, 2020 and Saturday October 3, and Sunday 4, 2020. A platform to sell your bib is now live for the EcoTrail Paris.
Coronavirus: Art Paris 2020 at the Grand Palais postponed to September
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Art Paris, the major contemporary art fair, said to take place in Paris from April 2 to 5, 2020 has been postponed first to May 28 to 31, 2020 but it will ultimately take place from September 10 to 13, 2020. This unmissable event of contemporary art in Paris is the promise of beautiful discoveries including, this year, an exploration of Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid and Porto.
Stay up to date on the situation:
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.
Coronavirus in France, the situation on Thursday July 9, 2020
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Thursday July 9, 2020. In France, have been reported 32 deaths in 24 hours. As of today, France reports 29,965 deaths and at least 168,810 infections.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in the world, 818 deaths in the U.S., and 895 in Brazil in 24 hours
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Thursday July 9, 2020. Almost 12 million cases have been reported and over 547,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. The new case toll has never been this high, and some countries are facing new waves as they thought their curbed the epidemic. The United States exceeds 3 million infections.
The European Union and the Schengen area reopen the borders of 14 countries
France and other EU state members have announced to gradually reopen their external Schengen borders from July 1, 2020 to about fifteen countries. First, sole connections with 14 countries are possible, borders will reopen with reviewed and new requirements every two weeks. Senegal - that was not included in the list - said it will apply principle of reciprocity.
Have a good week!
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Dates and Opening Time
From 6 July 2020 to 12 July 2020
Paris - Ile de France
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