You might think that Paris would not rise after the coronavirus health crisis, and yet, the Paris city hall and main events organizers for the summer holidays have decided to get back on their feet and offer us a colorful summer season, a bit quieter than usual, but still as stimulating.
Between art festivals, open-air shows, street events, and many sport events for the whole family, Paris is overflowing with fun things to do, so much so that the Parisians that stay in the region and the tourists that visit don’t know where to begin.
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Long Night of Museums, Museum Night to take place on July 3, 2021
The “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, will take place on July 3, 2021 on site after two digital editions. After closing for months, the European Museums Night will be placed under renawal, enabling visitors to enjoy many historic places, museums, and renovated cultural places. French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin invites all the French to "feel again the joy of walking them".
Bastille Day, July 14, 2021: the military parade returns on the Champs-Elysées with an audience
Bastille Day aka France’s National Day on July 14 is traditionally celebrated with a military parade on the Champs-Elysées. With the Covid-19 declining everywhere in France, the parade will be back this Wednesday July 14, 2021 on the world's most beautiful avenue. And there might even be an audience to attend it.
Bastille Day, July 14, 2020 fireworks in Paris and Ile-de-France
Discover the most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks 2020 in Paris and its region. Despite the health crisis, magnificent firework shows will be performed along with entertainments.
Driving through Paris aboard an old car in July 2021
The new edition of the Traversée de Paris will take place this Sunday July 25, 2021. For this edition, about 700 vintage cars will parade in the city crossing 39 historic places before heading back to the Observatory in Meudon for a huge picnic. If you wish to take place in the tour aboard an old car, organizers offer to sit on a bus, upon booking!
Paris-Plages 2021 is up: discover the sports program
Paris-Plages is back from July 10 to late August 22, 2021 by the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette. Floating movie theater, concerts, as well as entertainments, swimming sessions, and relaxation... Here is the program of Paris-Plages 2021 expecting you all summer 2021 long.
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 2021 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 the Ile-de-France Region
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!
Outdoor activities centers in Ile de France
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 is 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.
Cooling off in Paris this summer
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.
Listening to some music and improving your knowledge:
Nuit aux Invalides 2021 in Paris, the light and sound summer show
Nuit aux Invalides, or Night at the Invalides, is THE wonderful light and sound show in Paris this summer. The organization announces the show is back from July 7 to August 26, 2021 in compliance with the health standards. As part of Napoleon's death bicentennial, brace yourself because you will discover the story of the famous Emperor on the indoor façades of the Hôtel des Invalides.
The Royal Serenade of the Palace of Versailles 2021
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 12 to September 18, 2021.
Le Mois d’Août de la Culture: this summer’s latest cultural event in Paris
Le Mois d’Août de la Culture, this is the latest event created in Paris. After confinement and the closure of all cultural sites from March to June, Paris wants to give a major spot to artists with a magnificent festival to live outdoor and always in small groups. Keep reading to know more.
Euro 2021: fan zones allowed in France, in what health conditions?
A few weeks prior to the beginning of Euro 2021 soccer competition, Sports minister confirmed there will be fan-zones set up everywhere in France throughout the competition. Of course, some specific health guidelines are to be complied with, starting with health pass-holding to access fan-zones including over 1,000 people.
Outing and relaxing:
Guide 2021 to theme parks in Paris and around
Theme parks can ultimately start their season in June 2021. With your family or friends, theme parks and other fairs are unmissable outings, and there are several of them in Paris and its surroundings. Discover the programs for this season 2021.
Guide 2021 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 have got covered! Here is a great guide to help you make your choice. Vincennes, Thoiry, Jardin des Plantes… As many opportunities to learn more about nature.
Candlelit dinners 2021 at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte
The Château de Vaux le Vicomte and its “Candlelit Dinners” are welcoming you again for enchanting evenings from Saturday July 3 to October 2, 2021. Think an entire castle and a wonderful garden lit by two thousand candles for a night-time visit. It does not matter if you are with your family or your lover, it is the occasion to discover or rediscover Vaux le Vicomte from a new angle.
The tree climbing sites in Ile-de-France for the season 2021
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). The season 2021 starts from February 13 for some, as allowed by the government!
Open Gardens Summer 2021 in Paris and Ile-de-France
Open Gardens in Ile de France is back for its fifth edition. This summer 2021, Ile-de-France inhabitants can enjoy two months of entertainments and original outings in the green spaces of their cities. From July 3 to August 29, 2021, meet in parks and gardens around you.
Fountains Shows of the Palace of Versailles 2021
The Musical Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of the Palace of Versailles are coming back in the gardens fountains and pools for a new season. From May 22 to October 31, 2021, enjoy strolls around the estate thickets and fountains in a magical atmosphere worthy of Louis XIV.
Night Fountains Shows 2021 at the Palace of Versailles
Night Fountains Shows are back on Saturdays from June 12 to September 18, 2021 at the Palace of Versailles. At nightfall, musicians and technicians tune to make you relive Louis XIV’s parties thanks to pyrotechnic effects and lit water jets… A show you should experience at least once in a lifetime!
Dancing in Paris this summer 2020
Where can we go and dance this summer in Paris? If you happen to be looking for a festive place where to dance in the open air in Paris, here are some places taking up the challenge of making Paris dance while maintaining health requirements.
Paris Tuileries funfair 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.
Restaurants, terraces and mouthwatering discoveries:
Most Beautiful Terraces in Paris this summer 2021
Terraces are back! And it is time to make the most of the warmer weather in Paris. Small green corner, unobstructed views on Paris rooftops, or secret places, here are the best terraces in Paris!
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!
This summer 2021’s best rooftops in Paris
In Paris, rooftops are now a must. These spots set high allow you to sip a good drink or enjoy tasty dishes while enjoying a view on the roofs of the French capital! To discover them this summer 2021, keep reading!
The best terraces by the Seine in Paris for the summer 2021
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, and make the most of the summer 2021, shall we?
The best cocktail bars with a terrace in Paris for the summer 2021
Terraces are back in Paris, and if you are looking for a great spot to sip on a cocktail, we have got you covered! Here are our favorite places that are returning to Paris this summer 2021!
The most mouthwatering terraces in Paris for the summer 2021
A beautiful terrace for foodies in Paris? It is a big yes for us! We give you all the best addresses to enjoy a sweet or even a savory treat in the sun all summer 2021 long!
The best ice creams in Paris this summer 2021
Summer is coming and so is the heat and 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 2021 has never felt so cool.
In other words, some good moments are coming!
Dates and Opening Time
From 21 June 2021 to 20 September 2021
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1