August is here! This month you have plenty of activities all across the city to partake in. Until August 21 you have Paris Plages, the 10th annual edition of this successful event originally started by Paris’ innovative mayor, Bertrand Delanoe. There’s quite a variety of events on hand, from tai chi along the quai de la Seine, to sandcastle building along the Seine. For some historical perspective you can always check out the free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville, Paris sur Seine. Theater and music? Mais qui ! Check out our post on Paris quartier d’ete for full program information.
There are also two open air film festivals; a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful parks and plazas of Paris while watching contemporary and classic movies (mostly in V.O. of course). You have the Cinéma en plein air taking place in Parc de Villette and Cinema au Clair de Lune taking place in various locations around the city.
Without question, during the month of August gather some of your meilleurs amis and relax in some of the city’s best parks. You’re in for some great sunsets!
We would be remiss if we failed to mention all of the exhibitions on offer in Paris during the month of August. Aside from the excellent permanent exhibitions in museums like the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou, there are many temporary exhibitions which you can see.
Tip: Next Sunday many museums also open their doors free to the public. See the full list here.
We’ll be posting many other tips for things to do in August, so keep checking in, and enjoy the summer!
Photo: AFP Joel Saget
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