Popular Summer Events in Paris - July & August - 2016
We all know that Paris has so much to offer throughout the year but if you are planning a vacation in the months of July and August, you can witness some amazing festivals, events and theatre shows. July and August are the warmest months of the year and the best time for travellers from around the world to visit Paris to enjoy the festivities, lively carnivals and music shows.
You can catch events and festivals day and night throughout these months. Here is a list of what’s on in Paris this July and August, which you can attend during your short stay in Paris. Read about what's on in Paris and how to enjoy a visit to the French capital this summer!
13 July – 21 August 2016 : Open-Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette
July is brimming with fun events and one such occasion is watching Open-Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette. Every summer, “Cinéma en plein air” festival presents movies from around the world. The movies are screened in the open in the beautiful park setting and the selection of movies runs from blockbusters to art films. You can enjoy a picnic and a great evening in the park with friends and family.
14 July 2016 : Bastille Day Parade & Fireworks
On 14th July, the French capital celebrates Bastille Day, the French national holiday. This day marks the attack on the Bastille prison in 1789 and the commencement of the French Revolution. The celebration is done on a large scale and you can witness some of the most extravagant parades and fireworks here. The remarkable military parade down the Champs-Élysées and the stunning fireworks display around the Eiffel Tower will take your breath away. If you are staying in our serviced apartment in Eiffel Tower, you will get panoramic views to admire the fireworks up close.
This summer, get ready to be charmed by the various shows at the Paris Quartier d'Ete Festival. This year, the festival will celebrate 26th year and will play host to the several events like a series of dance, theatre, concerts and circus events across the French capital. You can enjoy a four-week festival experiencing some of great music, art and theatre performances in various parts of the city. The best of this festival is that most of these shows are free of charge.
Les Soldes- which means the annual summer sales in French is one the primary reasons people visit Paris in late July. You can also join the shopping madness and get fantastic deals on products that are generally out of reach for most buyers. Expect some heavy discounts for the 2016 summer sale and get ready for a mad bargain hunt! No need to wait for the right moment as you will certainly find something great in France’s main department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps or Le Bon Marché.
14-15 August 2016 : Feast of the Assumption
Celebrated every year on August 15, The Fête de’ Assumption brings pilgrims from around the world to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The feast takes place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, wherein the festival is celebrated with colorful processions and firework displays. A special grand procession takes place on foot through the Ile de la Cité during this celebration. Overall, it can be a very moving and memorable experience for you to witness it during your stay in Paris!
Paris inevitably pulls huge crowds every summer with the best programmes, exhibits, shows, trade fairs, and festivals. July and August are considered to be exciting and fun months and you’ll find different ways to relax and enjoy in Paris during your short stay in our serviced apartments.