What to do in Paris in August?

Paris in summer is the favourite destination of many holiday makers: family activities, unusual walks and unmissable visits, discover our best addresses for a successful stay in Paris!

What to do in Paris in August? ©What to do in Paris in August?

Open-air festivals and wastelands : How to enjoy Paris in summer with your family or friends? 

A must for a successful family weekend in Paris is the Parc de la Villette: between open-air cinema with an eclectic and family-friendly programme, the Cité des sciences, and a walk along the canal de l'ourcq, the Parc de la Villette is ideal for visiting Paris in the summer in the cool. 

To have a drink with friends in Paris or to have a drink in Paris with friends while enjoying open spaces, many disused places have been transformed into urban wastelands: the Cité Fertile in Pantin and the Recyclerie in the 18th arrondissement are our favourites.


Maison Mère - The bests spots to picnic in Paris ©Maison Mère - The bests spots to picnic in Paris

Unusual visits : Paris in summer and its secret spots

The Château de Monte Cristo located near Saint Germain en Laye, on the outskirts of Paris, and its incredible architecture are worth the short RER ride. This crazy residence of Alexandre Dumas was bought in the 70's and restored since then. The place has been open to visitors since 1994.

The "coulée verte de Paris" is a favourite place for Parisians to walk. This former railway line stretches from the Place de la Bastille to the Parc Daumesnil at the mouth of the Bois de Vincennes. One can meet runners, families sharing picnics in the green spaces, but also solitary walkers reading their books in the shade of the many planted trees.

Maison Mère - The bests spots to picnic in Paris ©Maison Mère - The bests spots to picnic in Paris

August 15th weekend in Paris : What activities for a long family weekend in Paris?

August 15th is the Assumption Day, historically a public holiday in France, which offers the French a nice summer break. This long weekend is ideal for urban escapades and for visiting Paris in 3 days. 

To enjoy Paris during the weekend of August 15th, nothing better than a trip on the Seine with the Vedettes de Paris. The aperitif cruise formula to admire the sunset and the wonders of Paris will delight the whole family. This trip is available in our Summer in Paris package, in addition to the stay at the Maison Mère hotel and other surprises.   

For an unusual bike ride in Paris, explore the banks of the Ourcq canal, starting at La Villette and ending at the Poudrerie forest park, 1h30 from Paris by bike. 

Finally, the Jardin d'Acclimatation, with its many attractions and activities, will be your children's favourite playground during this family weekend in Paris!

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