While many Parisians have fled the city for the month of August, the city is far from dead. It’s a great time to be in Paris: the streets are less trafficked, perfect for biking with a velib, you can make your way around the city to the many events happening almost daily – here are some of our top picks:
Cinema Plein Air: this is a great event, almost every night you can enjoy a film in the open air at La Villette park. As the festival is celebrating its 20th Birthday, this year’s theme is “Being 20 years old”, thus the line-up has a youthful feel. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and a blanket – It’s on until August 22nd.
Here are some films in English:
Thursday August 5 – Juno – Jason Reitman, – 2007 – 1h31 USA – Canada
Saturday August 14: Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona – Woody Allen – 2008 – 1h37 – USA
– Sunday August 22: Grease – Randal Kleiser – 1978 – 1h50 – USA
Paris Plage – This annual beach has become a successful tradition in Paris and gets better every year. The quais along the Seine have already been transformed into a beach, with sand and deck chairs. Take a stroll along the beach and you will be able to enjoy an ice cream in a friendly atmosphere, or even do some sports (on through August 20).
Some of the interesting activities this year include; Smoothie workshop, Badminton, Scientist workshops and the music festival “FNAC indétendances”
F Lots of fun for all ages – have a great summer!