Come and enjoy Paris this summer! (Part 2)

The canal de l’ourcq summer festivities

From 2 July until 21 August at the Bassin de la Villette in the Poudrerie Park.
These are summertime festivities in Paris and Seine Saint-Denis that should be on everyone’s must-do list. The Ourcq Festival is a great opportunity for family and friends to have fun together.
All sorts of outdoor cultural and festive activities are on offer on the canal or its banks, including concerts, open-air cinema, water sports and much more… An opportunity to unwind, have fun, party and discover new things.
Click HERE for the 2016 programme.

  • Fancy spending Sunday on a boat trip? Board one of the river boats that ply the Bassin de l’Ourcq at the weekend and enjoy some chill-out time on the water. Not only will they take you to the festivities but will also give you the chance to see Paris from a different angle.

Open-air terraces

The Musique en Terrasses (music on the terraces) Festival will be taking place from 21 June until 25 August 2016, at Paris-Bercy, giving you the chance to enjoy some great free concerts!

So head off to discover the many temporary venues set up on terraces across the city. This is a great opportunity to get away from it all, relax and enjoy pleasant summer evenings.

Here are a few examples:

  • GRAND TRAIN (Big Train): Set up beside an old SNCF railway depot – from 4 May to 16 October 2016.
  • LA PAILLOTE DE L’OPERA (the beach hut at the opera): Sprawl on a lounger with your feet in the sand and admire the marvellous view of one of Paris’s finest monuments, the OPERA GARNIER – 14 May to 1 October 2016.
  • LE PLAYTIME: A barge with a fabulous terrace, moored opposite the Cité de la Mode et du Design (City of Fashion and Design). The whole place has been fitted out to resemble a floating apartment and to make you feel completely at ease – 4 May to 30 September 2016.

Click HERE for a list of the terraces.