What to Do in Paris in August

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The long sunny days and beautiful mild evenings in the French capital make it one of the best times to go on a Paris private tour. This is because you will be able to witness some of the finest events and festivals in the city during these months, particularly in the month of August.

The City of Lights hosts a number of open-air events and offers many other exciting experiences in July and August to celebrate the hottest and sunniest months of the year. However, August is usually a tourist-filled month in the city. This means that the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Catacombs, and other major attractions in Paris will be filled with tourists from all over the world. This does not mean that you should reschedule your Paris private tour to another month; instead, it means that you will need to come prepared with a good tour plan. If you are a person who wishes to explore the most visited attractions in the city, then consider booking the tickets in advance.

On the other hand, tourists who wish to take part in adventurous, exciting, and lively Parisian activities and festivals do not have to book any tickets. This is because you can find plenty of interesting things to in each and every corner of the City of Lights. Unfortunately, several tourists who are on their first Paris city tour do not know how to make the most of their tour. If that is the case, we have got you covered.

Take a Walk along the Seine

There is no denying the fact that wandering along the Seine river with your loved one is one of the best things you can do in the City of Lights. You can find several Parisians and tourists holding hands with their partners at the banks of the river. If you are a person, who wish to enjoy the calm and peaceful side of the busy Paris city, then you should head straight to the banks of Seine.

The neighborhoods of Odeon and Saint Michel, which is quite near to the Seine, are filled with elegant streets, beautiful cafes, and nice shops. If you wish to explore the beauty of Seine to its fullest, then you should take a stroll through the banks of the right at night.


The climate in Paris in the month of August can get a bit hotter. If that is the case, then it is best to look for inside activities such as exhibitions, as it will help you to freshen up after a stressful day of sightseeing. The French capital is organizing a number of promising exhibitions in the month of August. So, if you are able to attend any one of these events, then it will be one of the best moments of your Paris tour.

For example, the Fondation Custodia, which is situated near the Les Invalides, will be hosting a “Le Rêve américain: du pop art à nos jours” exhibition. The exhibition will help you to learn more about the works and life of artists such as Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, Jasper Johns, and Jim Dine. In addition to that, the Musée Picasso is also hosting an exhibition, which is entirely dedicated to Diego Giacometti. Both these exhibitions are in the month of August. So, try not to miss them while you are in the French capital.

Enjoy a Movie Outdoors

The Parc de la Villette of Paris transforms into an Open Air Cinema during the months of July and August. Some of the best and critically acclaimed movies from all over the globe will be broadcasted at the Parc de la Villette in their original language with French subtitles. Classic Hollywood movies, famous French films, new releases from last years, and more will be shown to the public during the Open Air Cinema event.

You can find a number of Parisians and tourists with blankets, wines, and popcorns at the Parc de la Villette to enjoy a fine open-air cinematic experience. If you are a person who loves movies, then you should definitely come to the Parc de la Villette to watch a film in the outdoors because it is going to be one of the major highlights of your Paris private tour.

Another interesting thing tourists who are touring Paris in the month of August should know is that the city will be hosting the famous Rock en Seine Festival at the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud. The lineup of artists who are attending the event looks pretty impressive. Post Malone, Macklemore, and Die Antwoord will be making an appearance. In addition to that, the famous music band, “Thirty Seconds to Mars” that included Hollywood celebrity, Jared Leto will also attend the event.