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.

We were impatiently looking for summer and here it is at last! Between shady terraces and air-conditioned museums, Sortiraparis gives you as many good ideas to cool off and make the best of this beautiful summer in the French capital!

So, what do we do to enjoy the summer while staying al fresco? We looked up for you and we found some gems that we agreed to share with you (we could have kept us just for us, and when you’ve read them, you’ll know how much we love you!).

Swimming pools and water misters in Paris:

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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.

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If you want to join useful to pleasant, choose an aquatic center. Like Aquaboulevard or Villages Nature, many places have game pools, water slides, outdoor river, outdoor beaches and wave pool to combine the swimming pool freshness to the fun of a theme park!

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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 2018 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.

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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!

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Swimming in the Bassin de la Villette is now possible! 3 pools of different depths are set up within the Bassin de la Villette, near Quai de la Loire to allow everyone to swim, no matter if it’s to relax or to work out, but the whole in a summer atmosphere.

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Neuilly-sur-Seine owns a great swimming pool (an aquatic center) featuring 3 pools: a sporting 25-m long pool with 7 lanes, an indoor playful pool, an outdoor playful pool and a learning pool. For summer, pitches are accessible upon the pools opening hours.

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Puteaux Palais des Sports swimming pool is a hot spot for summer. Hidden on the Ile de Puteaux, behind the Jardin d’Acclimatation, this facility has several indoor pools, a wonderful outdoor pool heated at 28°C in the winter, a whirlpool featuring massage jets and an outdoor river.

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L’Eté du Canal, the yearly meeting inviting everyone to come and sail, sunbathe, dance and mostly dream on the Ourcq Canal is back from July 6 to August 25. Canal de l’Ourcq, joining Paris to Seine-Saint-Denis gives pride of place to the magic of water, boats, dance, shows, beaches, workshops, water activities and even street-art! In other words, a whole range of festive animations to spend the summer by the water.

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This summer, when it's hot again, Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation fits the season and changes into a playful sea resort. Come along and enjoy the water and relaxing moments in the heart of Paris. All you need to please children and adults who will be able to sunbath, laid on deckchairs.

Parks and walks:

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To spend a summer 2019 filled with freshness and quietness, let’s enjoy 13 gardens and parks open all day and night long and 7 days a week thanks to the Mairie de Paris!

Movie theaters in Paris:

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Whether you’re a movie buff or you just go see a movie from time to time, this guide was made for you. It brings together the best movie theaters in Paris. Whether it’s for your comfort, the program or the special effects, follow the guide to discover Paris most original movie theaters.

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This summer 2019, open-air film festivals are setting up throughout Paris. Between short-movies and masterpieces of film history, let’s settle comfortably on the grass or sit on a deckchair to enjoy movie screenings under a starry sky. Here is our guide!

Museums and monuments in Paris:
Let’s sum it up. Any place made of stone, without large bay windows is a blessed place for anyone suffocating with the heat! Churches, ancient museums and fitted basements are perfect.

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Have you ever ventured to the Paris Catacombs? No, we neither, before a rather pleasant guided tour! This place known by everyone is, let’s just say it, quite freaky, we all picture skulls, looking at us, aligned and making us fear for our lives. After a visit, we can tell you that the Paris Catacombs are not this scary, and we even rediscovered a forgotten part of Paris History, fascinating!

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How about visiting a church? Here are 22 of them! The most beautiful, the most historic and the most original churches in Paris!

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Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a must-see monument in Paris. Every year, over 10 million visitors come, and we explain you why.

Al fresco restaurants:

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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.

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Craving a beautiful fine sandy beach to sip a drink in the sun, a lobster roll in hand? Let’s run to Polpo Plage expecting us on weekends on sunny days.

Unique places to cool off:

A refreshing bench at Paris Gare de Lyon
Here’s a groundbreaking innovation you want to test, the chilled bench! This invention by Jean Couvreur offers you to keep your bum fresh thanks to a connection to the city water system. Fit to accommodate up to 10 people, this bench may be a lasting solution to freshen up the Parisian air in the summer.

Cergy Pontoise Aren’Ice ice skating rink
Cergy Pontoise ice skating rink is a beautiful one built in 2010 to house the ice hockey French federation. Two rinks with international standards (30m x 60m) allow everyone to come and skate or just try their hand on ice! Note that it closes from Monday July 16 to Tuesday August 14, 2018.

BNF
The Bibliothèque National de France or BNF houses a lovely and free exhibition devoted to video artist Michel Jaffrennou. Called “Jouer avec la vidéo” [Playing with video], it’s displayed until September 2, 2018 in the Galerie des Donateurs on the François-Mitterand site (Paris 13th arrondissement). And since there’s an A/C, it’s the perfect spot to hide.

And if you are close to a heatstroke, Paris authorities set up an application, Extrema Paris, that lists over 800 fresh places in the capital that are charged AND free allowing you all to cool down! Set up by Météo France and Santé Publique France, Extrema Paris indicates the freshest places in Paris in almost real time (every 5 minutes), so that you can know where to go.

Have a good summer and keep it fresh!

Julie M.
Last updated on 24 June 2019

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From 24 June 2019 to 2 September 2019

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