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What is there to do in Paris in July?


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The summer season has officially started in the seaside resorts, but not only there! We searched for the activities or events that you should not miss in Paris in July.

If you like exhibits, you should know that as of last June 13, the Musée d’Orsay has been hosting an exhibit called Portraits of Cézanne. During his career, the artist painted a hundred or so portraits, which you can rediscover during this exhibit.

Paris Orsay Museum

Starting July 5, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs pays homage to the House of Christian Dior for its 70th anniversary with an exhibit that retraces its history from its creation until today. Take advantage of your visit to the first arrondissement to stroll in the Jardin des Tuileries, where a funfair has been set up for the summer. You can also lounge on the deck chairs on the Paris Beaches in the heart of the new Paris Rives de Seine park, located a few steps from the Hôtel de ville.

Reserve your parking place in the heart of Paris on line and park in the Rivoli Pont-Neuf car park, or the Tour Maubourg car park.

On July 14, you must go to the Champs-Elysées for the not to be missed military parade and its air show. The day will close, as it does every year, with the beauty of the fireworks set off from the Eiffel Tower, which you can admire from the lawns of the Champ de Mars, or the Placed du Trocadéro.

Fireworks of the Eiffel Tower Paris

The Stade de France will host two eagerly awaited concerts: the pop-rock group Coldplay on July 15, 16 and 18, and then the legendary Irish band, U2, on July 25 and 26. Don't waste any time on the day of the concert: reserve your parking place on line at the Q-Park car park that is closest to the Stade de France!

In the 19th arrondissement, starting July 20, cinemaphiles, families and tourists will invade the lawns of the Parc de la Villette on Thursday evenings to attend outdoor films. This year, the theme will be cuisine!

Return to the Champs-Elysées on July 23 for the second unmissable event of the Parisian summer: the 104th final sprint of the Tour de France. The twenty two teams will ride the last two kilometers of their 21st and last stage on the most beautiful avenue in France.

And for the children? Head to the Darius Milhaud theater for “l’été des P’tits Futés” (the summer of the clever kids), which returns with a program that is as varied as ever, perfect for entertaining and fascinating the children. The theater invites both young and old to come together to enjoy stories, activities, shows and events from the four corners of the world, for almost two months. The theater is located close to the Philharmonie de Paris; you should consider reserving a parking place there!

Are you a night owl? You won’t be left out! On the Quai de la Rapée, the Concrète, a night club on a barge, obtained permission in March to remain open 24 out of 24 hours over the weekend. A beautiful spot for dancing under the stars. You prefer outdoor terraces? Not far from there, you will find the spectacular Rue de Lappe, known for its many bars and restaurants.