Living Better in Paris
Posted at May 26, 2016

August in Paris: 5 Activities Not to Miss

Paris in August is calm as most Parisians leave for Summer vacation. Yet, if you are in the city in August, there is still plenty to do. See Paris Rental’s list of 5 activities not to miss: 

53 avenue des Terroirs de France – 75012 Paris, Metro 14 : Cour Saint-Emilion A unique museum featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, the Pavillons de Bercy is a Parisian experience off the beaten path. You’ll have a private tour (English available) of a vast collection of fairground art objects. Located in former wine warehouses built at the end of the 19th century, you can visit the Theatre of Marvels, Cabinet of Curiosities, Venetian carnivals, gardens and fun fairs of the Belle Epoque. Afterwards you can stroll through the charming Parc de Bercy, one of Paris’s newer parks.

Parc de Saint-Cloud (Metro 10: Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud and Tram 2: Saint-Cloud) During the last weekend of August (28-30), the Rock en Seine has become the end-of-Summer milestone for music-loving Parisians. The three-day outdoor festival is held in the beautiful Parc de Saint-Cloud on Paris’s western border. 

L’Eglise de la Madeleine (Place de la Madeleine – 75008 Paris, Metro 8, 12, 14: Madeleine) At the historic Madeleine Church, you can attend a classical performance during the sunniest of the four seasons in Paris on August 1, 5, 10, 12, 15, 19, 26, 28 with varying times: 8pm, 8:30pm and 9pm. 34€ per person. 

Parc de la Villette (211 Avenue Jean Jaurès – 75019 Paris, Metro 7: Porte de la Villette) In the 19th arrondissement of Paris, the Cinéma En Plein Air (Outdoor Cinema) proposes films (weather permitting) at sunset (around 10pm) every Wednesday through Sunday evening through August 23rd. You can rent a lawn chair for 7€, or bring a blanket and watch for free! For the list of showings, consult this PDF link

Château de Versailles Every Saturday evening from now through September 19th, you can experience a spectacular light and fireworks show in the gardens behind the castle. It is a unique way to encounter Versailles at night, with fire and light dancing along the grass and in the fountains. The price is 24€ per person, starting at 8:30pm (fireworks start at 10:50pm). 

For dining, you can access an up-to-date schedule of restaurant openings/closings by visiting Paris By Mouth.

Paris Rental is also open all summer long, and so we’re here to help you find a furnished apartment rental for the Fall!


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