Summer Weekends in Paris
June 16th- June 18th
Summer is a great time to be in Paris. The city is truly beautiful and under the rays, a whole new dimension to the city is unleashed. Al fresco dining, rooftop bars, festivals, open air swimming, late night opening at the parks – you name it…Paris has got it covered.
After the success of our 75 things to do in Paris this Summer post. We have decided to offer you weekly tips throughout the season, just to help guide you through the plethora of options at your disposal. We also have plenty of handy posts you can refer to in order to gain more insight.
So without further ado….
Take the kids to Jardin d’Acclimatation for a fun filled day of splashing around in the water and chilling on deck chairs. The children will love playing in the pool and getting squirted by the rainbow water jets! There’s even a mini assault course set up next to the pool, including rope bridges and ladders – parkour perfection! For this and more fab ideas, our guide to the top 75 things to do in Paris this summer should not be missed.
Check out the Taisho terrace that has just opened at the Aquarium right next to the Trocadero in the heart of Paris. Expect great views of the Eiffel Tower whilst sitting in luxurious wicker chairs positioned within a Japanese themed setting. There’s food and a sake bar too! ありがとうございました (merci in Japanese)
Channel your inner Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong by heading to Parc Floral. Every weekend throughout June and July, expect a jazz extravaganza on the lawns of this beautiful green space. This weekend it’s all about the influence of Afro-American sounds on the Jazz era in France. Themed as “French Songs” be prepared to get into the Summer groove under the sun.
The Hervé Fischer exhibition has just opened at the Pompidou Centre. MLP cannot get enough of this space – for reasons that are detailed in our Pompi post here! However, with regards to this expo, expect a mix of sociology, economics and ethical issues blended with digital media to create a pictorial analysis of capitalism! Have an open mind – it’s a unique perspective and will be on until September 2017.
BHV Roof Top bar
For a night out with friends or loved ones, impress them with your inside knowledge of the secret bar that has just opened above the department store BHV in the Marais district. It is a great place to go for drinks and you are guaranteed a good time as well as great views. You will have to queue so get there early. It only opens during the Summer and it’s a great option for those warm summer evenings. Open until July 31st. This year, the theme is South Africa.
Keep it locked to Mama Loves Paris for more tips on things to do in Paris this Summer, and – just in preparation for the week ahead – do not forget that Paris becomes a stage next week. June 21st the night of Summer Solstice sees the return of Fete de la Musique an unbelievable night in the city. Book those babysitters now!!!
Love MLP x