In July and August, Paris offers a host of outdoor activities to make the most of the long days and balmy summer evenings. Here are some suggestions from the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel for a great Parisian summer!
Activities to do over and over again all summer long!
The Eté du Canal 2023
From 8 July to 13 August, the Ourcq Canal has many treasures to reveal. From the Bassin de La Villette to Bobigny, climb aboard one of the river shuttles serving the eastern Paris region and discover the summer activities of the Été du canal. Workshops, sports activities, balls, restaurants and concerts await young and old alike at this festive gathering.
La Nuit aux Invalides
To extend your summer evenings, head to the courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides for a unique immersive experience in the footsteps of Napoleon. This open-air event offers spectators a total immersion into the heart of the legend of French history through a breathtaking sound and light show!
The Tuileries funfair
For two months, young and old, tourists and Parisians come together to enjoy a whole host of attractions! The Tuileries Gardens will be the setting for the not-to-be-missed funfair, with around sixty attractions on offer, including bumper cars, ghost trains, coconut shy and duck fishing for the little ones. And if you’re feeling peckish, there’ll be plenty of sweets waiting for you in the main alley!
The Night Fountains Show of Versailles
The Night Fountains Show at the Château de Versailles return every Saturday from 10 June to 16 September 2023, not forgetting 14 July! At nightfall, musicians and technicians join forces to bring back to life the evenings at the court of Louis XIV with a magical stroll through the sumptuous gardens designed by Le Nôtre. You’ll discover a magical place dotted with illuminated fountains. As you stroll along, light displays and pyrotechnics are gradually revealed, giving way to a sumptuous grande finale!
Gourmet addresses to try all summer long!
From traditional terraces to new addresses, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel has put together a few suggestions for must-visit places this summer to make the most of the mild Parisian summer with dishes that will delight your taste buds.
Visit THE traditional Parisian bistro: Lorette et les garçons
Take the authentic Paris up again at Lorette et les garçons, just a 15-minute walk from the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel. At Lorette et les garçons, the codes of the authentic bistro are revived. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the classics of French gastronomy are mastered and customers become regulars. One of the favourites at Louvre Marsollier Opéra is the roast chicken, with its melt-in-the-mouth meat surrounded by a slightly crispy skin – a real treat.
Discover Paris’s best taulier: Aux Enfants du Marché
Enjoy a truly Parisian experience at the Marché des Enfants-Rouges. As you stroll along, succumb to the delicious counter cuisine of Les Enfants du Marché, where tasty, refined cuisine awaits you in all its simplicity.
Direction Les Batignolles: the terraces of Place du Docteur Félix Lobligeois
Looking for some fabulous convivial moments on a beautiful Parisian terrace? The choice is yours at Place du Docteur Félix Lobligeois. Just a stone’s throw away from the Square des Batignolles, you’ll find a lovely open-air dance hall ambiance. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the long, sunny days of summer.
Where to picnic in Paris?
Paris is full of fabulous gardens, where you can combine contemplation and pleasure over a delicious picnic. The hotel’s favourite, however, is the Jardin des Tuileries. Located right in the centre of Paris, the Jardin des Tuileries, which is open all summer, is the perfect setting for a successful Parisian picnic.
Your summer in Paris promises to be wonderful and full of sweet memories. The Louvre Marsollier Opéra is delighted to welcome you for the occasion. See you in September, when we’ll be revealing our suggestions for things to do in Paris! In the meantime, take advantage of other Parisian events by visiting our Instagram page @hotellouvremarsollieropera or our Facebook page @Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera!
The Louvre Marsollier Opera hotel team