Why visit Paris?
During the summer months of May to September, the vibrant city of Paris is a fantastic destination for families, couples and singles alike. With gloriously warm weather, long sunny days, a variety of fabulous festivals and a plethora of exciting things to do and see, a summer break in Paris is an experience not to be missed.
Being the peak of the tourist season, the summer months bring huge crowds and it is highly recommended that you book flights and accommodation well in advance. Despite this, the majority of events, activities and excursions that can be enjoyed this time of year are geared towards tourists, making it a splendid time to visit. There are some spectacular last-minute deals available online so book your flights, find a hotel that suits your needs, take out a summer holiday insurance policy and head to Paris for a wonderful getaway.
A music-lovers paradise
For outstanding summer entertainment, Paris has something for everyone to enjoy. The Paris Street Music Festival is particularly favourable as all of the bar, café and street performances offer free admission. With local and international musicians playing everything from heavy metal and rock to jazz and blues, it is little wonder why the Paris Street Music Festival is one of the city’s most popular events. Held every June, most performances begin after sunset and continue throughout the night until the early hours of the following morning.
Another excellent open-air music event is the Paris Jazz Festival. Held between June and July in Bois de Vincennes, this festival features some superb jazz and blues musicians and is definitely an event to remember.
See the city from the river
No trip to Paris would be complete without seeing the major sights. During the summer there is no better way to do this than by taking a boat cruise along the River Seine. There are many different companies offering day trips, evening cruises that include dinner services and hop-on, hop-off transportation. Many of the best sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the National Assembly building can be viewed from the river.
Take in the stunning scenery in Paris’ parks and gardens
Another perfect way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in Paris is by relaxing in one the many stunning parks and gardens that are dotted around the city. Luxemburg Gardens is simply delightful with its elegant flower displays and ponds and offers fun for the whole family with pony rides, boating activities and tennis courts to enjoy. Bois de Vincennes is also beautifully landscaped and features lakes, picnic areas, a zoo and a funfair, as well as some amazing open-air concerts throughout the summer months.