Paris – August Things To Do
Paris in August is a great, calmer time to visit Paris as many locals are out of town. But be aware to check opening hours and times as many places also close for vacation in August too! Some old hotels are yet to reopen, but we have a few new ones in town. There are plenty of visitors coming to Paris from european cities, but I am yet to see a strong return of anglophone visitors.
Let’s talk about the weather, what to pack and some of the best things to do in Paris;
Here’s the summary of what this article is about, we’re going to be talking about:
The Weather in Paris?
What to pack for Paris?
Best activities for the month of August in Paris?
What local hotspot should I see in Paris?
The Best places to Eat, Drink and Stay
WEATHER IN PARIS
August weather in Paris right now is quite gray but still warm, you won’t need a coat, but a scarf and light vest could come in handy.
Typically you will have the 2nd warmest month in August. Usually 23-25C. The highest recorded temperature in Pairs during August was 40C.
What to Pack for Paris in the Month in August?
As usual, I always say bring clothes you will feel your best in, then think about practicality and the events you’ll be doing. To see more about French girl style check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCYKbItxSY&t=1s
Comfy shoes because the cobblestone streets in Paris are no joke. Not to mention if you’ll be joining me on a tour in hilly Montmartre. To Book a One on One Tour here.
Local Paris Tour (semi-customizable)
This blog has a good list of what to pack
Once again, I’m not a health professional, but last I heard if you are vaccinated or can show a negative PCR test (in the last 48 hours) you can enter France.
Coincidentally, as you have seen in the news President Macron has passed the Pass Sanitaire law which in essence means that you must show a vaccination card or negative PCR test to enter museums, restos and cafes.
There has been a massive number of people vaccinating and also a massive amount of people protesting the Pass Sanitaire – every Saturday, because it’s been essentially forced on people who are not yet ready to be vaccinated.
AUGUST DATES TO NOTE
15 August – Assomption
Is a celebration of the mother of Jesus, Mary. Traditionally not a very religious country but one still steeped in tradition and the love to have days off. So today it’s a day that is not celebrated in a special way but you can have the day off from work.
Here are a list of Museum and Monuments open on the 15th
PARIS PLAGE – The Beach comes to Paris
July 10 to late August 22
July to September we have what is called paris-plage, aka “Paris Beach”. It’s the time of the year when the beach, sun and fun comes to Paris. It’s a great celebration of summer where you can take the kids out. You can go and have a drink along the Seine river with lots of activities with lots of things to do for everyone. Swimming, soccer, tai chi etc
Go to Quai de la Loire to try the swimming pool from 11am to 8:30 pm – with pauses in between for cleaning/sanitizing.
OPEN AIR CINEMA
July 6 to 22 August we have the open-air cinema at La Villette that runs until August so bring your blankets, your pillows and come out and enjoy a movie with subtitles at one of the biggest parks in Paris along the canal. Starts at nightfall.
211 avenue Jean Jaurès – 75019 Paris
TUILERIES SUMMER FAIR
July 3 to August 29
Fete Foraine Tuileries garden – fridays, saturdays and sundays from 11am
A massive celebration with theme park sized games and lots to eat for everyone
Place de la Concorde – 75001 Paris
La Tour Saint Jacques is open with a 360 view of Paris
4th june to the 7th of November , this historic monument has 300 steps and 54 meters.
Close to the Seine River, Marais and City Hall “Hotel de Ville”
The guided tours runs for around 45 min to 1 hour
Solarium, New Rooftop Festivties
A new terrace at the Cite de la Mode et du Design for DJ, chillin, shared charcuterie boards or Pizza.
Flea Markets and Brocantes
Place du Louvre
Friday 6, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 August 2021
Place du Louvre, 75001
Chill beside the Eiffel Tower
Dance along the Seine River admiring the Eiffel Tower at this local hang out for Parisians and visitors alike. It’s outdoor, so it’s the perfect place to be when the weather is nice.
Bal de la Marine
Port de Suffren
Laperouse Cafe new location inside the highly anticipated opening of Hôtel de la Marine national monument that is at the beautful place Concorde.
Hotel de la Marine
2 Place de la Concorde
75001 Paris 1
Forest is the new restuarant by Chef Julien Sebbag with a focus on vegetarian plates. This is the locaiton to have a drink with a view of the Tour Eiffel at Musée d’Art Moderne
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris 16
slated to open on the 23rd of August
Kimpton St Honoré is a 5 star hotel with 149 rooms with spa, gym, pool and restuarant and rooftop cocktail bar!
A 1917 Art Decor hotel designed by Charles Zana
The restaurant offers a californian menu
27 Boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris 9
Like I shared on Instagram that Paris is a metropolitan city like any other so you have to be careful of pickpockets, especially when you’re in the metro or when you’re around the monuments you want to be very vigilant. Carry your wallets in your purse in front of you, try and avoid carrying around too much cash, and definitely be careful when people come up to you asking you if you speak English asking to sign any petition. A lot of times those are Gangs of Gypsies who target travelers.
Thank you for this helpful list.