Paris in July
Here are five amazing things you can do in Paris in July
1.) A Boule Game in the park
A sunny day is always a good excuse to have a good time playing a boule game. When in Paris, do as Parisians do: try a game of “petanque” during the summer. We would recommend you join some French players and experience the charm of this sport. Petanque is a unique way to learn more about French culture. If you want to play a boule game as if you were a native Parisian, you get a boule game’s guide.
In a city as big as Paris, where people are always running against the clock and in a hurry, there is one thing locals truly appreciate: to chill out in a quiet place with beautiful surroundings. The Royal Palace’s gardens are by far the best place to do this. Located in the heart of Paris, it is not only the perfect space to relax on a sunny afternoon, but also to admire French history and modern art.
3.) Notre Dame Tour
Do you want to truly experience French history, to go back to the time when Paris was no bigger than a village? Notre Dame and the “île de la cite”, are the best places to get started as they offer incredible stories about Parisian history. Among the tourists, you’ll want to be guided into the tiny streets of the island, which are full of tales and romance. Notre Dame, is a jewel of gothic architecture, but you might miss important details hidden on the walls of the street, so perhaps you should discover this area with a local guide.
4.) Disneyland Paris
Disney’s movies were a big part of our childhood, and we all have our favorite Disney characters. Disneyland Paris is there to remind us of those wonderful times and give us the chance to feel a bit like kids again. During the summer Disneyland is particularly enjoyable and who knows, maybe you’ll run into former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his Wife Carla Bruni, they were on a date there and it is said that they love reliving this event.
5.) Montmartre Tour
“Amélie”, the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur church; these are only three of the many reasons that should bring you to Montmartre. July in Paris means warm weather and sunny days. This is the perfect time to experience the real atmosphere of this neighborhood full of stories and history. Montmartre has so much to offer, and only true Parisians can show you its hidden secrets; this is why we highly recommend you to go on a free walking tour around this wonderful area.
Events in Paris in July
Every summer in July, Paris changes its “skin” to become a beach! It may sound quite unusual, but it is true: the river banks are covered with sand and pools are installed to allow Parisians to make the most of their summer. You can join them and enjoy the sun on an artificial beach by the Seine. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the best of Paris and the best of the French Riviera at the same time!
Free Film Festival
In July, the Park de la Villette hosts a free outdoor film festival, which offers movies in both French and English. We advise you to rent a deck chair and a blanket in order to fully enjoy the movie as summer nights in Paris may get a little cold. If you have the chance to enjoy this film festival you will never forget this wonderful experience.
The Tour De France
Le Tour de France is one of the biggest and hardest bike contests in the world. Every year the finish line is in Paris, this year it has been set on the 22nd of July. It is not only the end of the competition but also a time of celebration on the Champs Elysees.
Paris in July is a place for sunglasses, water games around fountains and naps in the park. The terrace of coffees is full but you always find a small place to have a drink and exchange some words with anyone. Days are so long that it seems you have the time for doing anything you want.This is the time when Paris is at its best. And there are so many things to do in Paris in July!Alexandre
Weather in Paris in July
Min 15° C / 59° F
Max 24° C / 75.2° F
Average no. of rainy days: 12
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Paris Walking Tours in July
If you want to have a nice walk in Paris in July we highly recommend the Right Bank and Left Bank of the River Seine. This river is what gives Paris all its magic and beauty. During July, when the sun stays up until 10 p.m. you will have all the time you need to walk along the river and admire Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and also the Orsay Museum. You will find many important Landmarks in the area. The banks of the River Seine and its bridges also offer some of the most romantic places in Paris. If you wish to be guided around this area by true Parisian guides, a Free Evening River’s Tour is available.
Free Activities in Paris in July:
- A Unique Photography Exhibition:
In the middle of the Park de la Villette, huge photos of Chinese artist Li Wei are shown for free! This is a wonderful park, quite modern and full of interesting sights. This art exhibition is just an extra excuse to visit the place.
- Open-Air Opera:
On July 1st you can listen to the famous opera “Carmen” by Bizet in the park for free. Next to the metro Bercy, you will find a beautiful park where you can sit and relax and enjoy this incredible opera.
- Free Music and Activities
On Sunday 8th, 15th and 22nd of July the Park de la Villette hosts a free festival of world music and fun activities. This is a great activity for families to share.“Paris in July is a place for sunglasses, water games around fountains and naps in the park.This is the time when Paris is at its best”.