Summer Weekends in Paris
Enjoy the great events and outdoor activities that Paris has on its Summer agenda. Read our previous recommendations featured in our last 5 weekend posts, as so many of the ideas we have suggested are still going on now. But here are a few more inspiring ways and reminders for you to get the most out of the weekend.
Take the children up to La Villette and take full advantage of all the fun activities you can enjoy with your children. There is, in fact, two small beaches for kids situated along the banks of the canal so take the buckets and spades!!
Not only that, you and the family can ride on the boats and why not let the kids try their hand at canoeing or zip lining.
There are wonderful eateries, the dragon slides tonnes of great affordable places to eat. Oh, and don’t forget there are three open air swimming pools too- see picture above. The children will love it..
You might even fancy a little dancing!
Discover a new Parc
MLP spent the day with the kids in the lesser known Edmond de Rothschild Parc in Boulogne-Billancourt, just to the West of Paris and not far from the 16th district. Complete with lake, sand pit, rocks for climbing and never ending lawns it was a great space for the kids to enjoy.
Plus, it was super quiet which might appeal to some. The wildlife spotting excited the offspring and the beauty of the arboretum was breath taking. A must visit if you haven’t been here before.
Blue Note tribute
If you are a jazz music fan, then tracks from the famous Blue Note record label will be no surprise to you. Enjoy the bluesy tones of an orchestra playing tribute on the lawns of Parc Floral this weekend for free.
Tour de France
The worlds greatest cyclists arrive in Paris this weekend. Head to the Champs Elysée to see the finale. It’s a historic moment which you shouldn’t miss if you are sporting fan whilst in the City of Light. All the details on the event can be found on MLP’s Tour de France post – enjoy.
Sunday Street Art
The open air museum of artistic expression opens this weekend in the 13th district of Paris. It’s on every Sunday until the end of September. A 90-minute walking tour from 2pm until 3.30pm. Book in advance –firstname.lastname@example.org and for a fee of 15 euros you get the chance to explore some of the original urban art with well-known artists on hand to take your questions.
If you fancy doing it without the guide here is a list of the places with addresses so you can take your time and camera to discover the street art for yourself.
There is plenty to do but for even more fabulous ideas please read through our 75 hot tips for the summer ahead, read about the Petite Ceinture, the Dior exhibition and so much more on the MLP website.