Stuck in Paris this summer? Don't panic! Here are 3 summer activities to do without delay

Beach, cocktails and dreamy landscapes... Fed up with seeing your friends' and colleagues' holiday photos on social networks, while you're stuck in town! But don't panic! Paris in summer can be great. Here's the proof with these 5 summer activities to do in Paris. We promise you'll be able to taunt your friends on the internet too!

V_E - Shutterstock. View of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe

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An aperitif on a boat

You don't have to be on the beach to enjoy a bucolic ride on the water. In the very heart of the capital, you can take to the water and sail around the Bassin de la Villette on the licence-free boats that can be hired for an hour or more on the banks of the canal. You can book aperitif baskets and enjoy a convivial moment with friends and family on the water. At sunset, the atmosphere of Paris is all the more beautiful.

Practical info

📍 Location: Bassin de la Villette, 37 quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris

👛 Price: between €45 and €95 depending on the number of people, the apero basket is €9 per person.

Opening times: daily from 9am to 10pm

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Take a walk along the Coulée Verte

Both far from the hustle and bustle of the city and right in the heart of the capital, the Coulée Verte offers a timeless space for a hidden stroll, away from prying eyes. Those who thought they had seen everything of Paris will be delighted to discover a little haven of peace winding its way through the city's avenues.

Practical information:

📍 Location: it's HERE on Google Maps

👛 Admission: free

Opening times: every day from 7am to 9.30pm

🚌 Getting there: metro lines 1, 5 and 8 to the Bastille stop. Access to the Coulée Verte is via rue de Lyon via a staircase.

Party at the Rock en Seine festival

Rock en Seine is a not-to-be-missed summer festival in Paris. For 3 days, the Parc de Saint Cloud, on the outskirts of the capital, comes alive with music fans of all kinds dancing the night away.

With an eclectic, cutting-edge line-up ranging from Billie Eilish, who shares the headlining slot with Florence and the Machine and Placebo, to Zed Yun Pavarotti, in a more urban vein, via the Strokes and My Chemical Romance, it's hard not to find something to enjoy in the 2023 line-up for Rock en Seine, which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. All the more reason to go!

Practical information

📍 Location: domaine national de Saint-Cloud, 1 Av. de la Grille d'Honneur, 92210 Saint-Cloud

⏰ When? From 23 to 27 August 2023

👛 Price: between €75 and €129 depending on the pass (1, 2 or 3 days)

🚌 How to get there: take line 10 to the Boulogne - Pont de St Cloud stop.


DisobeyArt - Shutterstock. The crowd goes wild at a festival

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Where to stay in Paris?

⭐ Louisa Hotel Paris

Located in the very chic 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Louisa Hotel Paris is 700 metres from the Arc de Triomphe and 10 minutes from the Champs-Elysées (A.K.A: the most beautiful avenue in the world). Tastefully decorated, you will appreciate the ambience of this establishment.

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