With temperatures averaging around 70°F, Paris is the perfect place to vacation in the summer. From rooftop dining to strolling through parks, there are many places for you to see. Here are our 10 must see places in Paris in Summer.
1. Berges de la Seine
The Berges de la Seine is a stretch along the banks of the River Seine that offers many activities for people of all ages. To relax, you can sit and enjoy a view of the Seine from The Emmarchement, book a ZZZ, or play a game with friends at Terrasse à 1000 Pattes. The Berges also offers many active and child friendly options which include a climbing wall, a fitness trail, ground games, a slate wall, and birthday teepees. In total there are six restaurants/bars along the Berges where you can grab a bite to eat after working up a sweat!
2. The Rooftops in Beaubourg
Beaubourg is a area in Paris’s 4th arrondissement whose main attraction is the Centre Pompidou modern art museum. This area is the perfect place to enjoy coffee, a meal, or cocktail at a rooftop restaurant or bar. Le Georges and the roof top of Centre Pompidou are popular rooftop spots where you can be mesmerized by the breathtaking view of Paris.
3. Montmartre Streets
The winding streets of Montmartre are a lovely place for you to spend a summer’s day in Paris. Every street is full of culture, art, music, people, and food. Within Montmartre, there are many places you can visit as well including the Moulin Rouge, the Sacre-Cœur Basilica, Espace Dali, and Place du Tertre.
4. Place de Vosges
Built by Henri IV, Place de Vosges is located in the Marais and is the oldest and finest planned square in Paris. Here in the summer, you can relax in the grass, visit the small shops and restaurants surrounding it, as well as visit the former home of Victor Hugo, the famous author of “Les Miserables.”
5. Jardin du Luxembourg
This park, situated in the latin quartier, is extremely popular when the sun is shining! Jardin du Luxembourg is impeccably maintained and has chairs that you can use anywhere in the park. For children, there is a pond that you can rent wooden sailboats, and an unbelievable amounts of flowers to smell and statues to see. Don’t miss the replica of the Statue of Liberty!
6. Canal St. Martin
Constructed in 1802 under the reign of Napoleon I, Canal St. Martin was first designed to provide fresh water to the citizens of Paris. Now, its iron bridges and tree shaded banks are a must see place in Paris is summer. Up and down Canal St. Martin are chic bars, delicious bistros, and fresh produce markets. This is a gem in Paris that is often missed.
7. Piscine Joséphine Baker
This swimming pool is a hit with the kids in Paris is summer! Piscine Joséphine Baker is actually a large barge housing a floating pool right on the River Seine. In the summer, the glass roof opens up to create a open-air sundeck for a one-in-a-kind experience. Make sure to wave at the bateaux mouches sailing by!
8. Parc du Champ de Mars/The Eiffel Tower
If you would like to spend some time in a park with a true Parisian view, head to Parc du Champ de Mars. Overlooked by the Eiffel Tower, this park is a delightful place to bring some wine, cheese, and a baguette for a picnic in the sun!
9. Père Lachaise
Located the in the 19th arrondissement, Père Lachaise is the resting grounds for many famous people from around the world. As the most visited cemetery in the world, visitors come to the see the tombs of Jim Morrison, Molière, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Géricault, Victor Noir and many more. Père Lachaise feels more like a museum, with many fascinating tombs, than anything else.
10. Jardin des Tuileries
Jardin des Tuileries is the ideal place to visit after a morning at the Louvre Museum. Located in Paris’s first arrondissement, this park is great for relaxation, admiring the works for Monet, and for a cultural walking experience. Thinking about lunch? Jardin des Tuileries is a superb park to have a picnic, whether you pack your own or grab some food to go! From June-August, this park hosts the Fête de Tuileries.