Not only is Paris undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the world, but it also offers a startlingly wide range of amenities. These allow you to take full advantage of the summer season without the constraints of a big city. You certainly don’t want to be bothered by noise and traffic when you’re looking forward to enjoying a rest. Therefore, the city of Paris has put at your disposal Paris Plages from July 19th to August 17th. This original idea brings the seaside to Paris with temporary beaches and oodles of fun, making it perfect for an unforgettable romantic or family holiday. Then, after taking it easy in the sun, you can watch a movie by moonlight for the perfect end to a perfect day and join your Hotel Daunou Opera.
The smart way to enjoy your holiday arrangements
The Paris Plages are situated in three different sites on the banks of the Seine. The Voie Georges Pompidou, the Bassin de la Villette and the courtyard in front of the City Hall are the places where temporary beaches are set up, along with all the fun that goes with them. You see, there’s more than just sand. You will also find sports, cultural and recreational activities galore, making these resorts by the Seine essential for a full appreciation of the summer holidays in Paris. You will discover almost 800 metres of sand welcoming you on the Right Bank of the Seine, where you can enjoy beach volleyball, rugby or perhaps organise a table football tournament with friends. Le Bassin de la Villette is the place for nautical activities including rowing, sailing, kayaking and peddle boats. The Festival Fnac Live offers four days of completely free concerts at the City Hall from July 17th to 20th. Finally, there’s plenty for the children to smile about, too, with fun activities such as trampolines, giant puzzles and a music workshop.
Cinema by the light of the moon and discovering Paris
After a day full of surprises courtesy of the Paris Plages, the time has come for the city to entertain you with another very significant and innovative development: the festival Cinéma au Clair de Lune. Yes, it’s movies by moonlight! As you will probably have guessed, this is a cinematic experience which takes place outdoors on summer evenings, offering a very different and uniquely atmospheric alternative to the darkened theatres we are used to. Each night from July 31st to August 10th a different location in Paris turns into a cinema, presenting a variety of movies, both classic and more recent, on giant screens. Paris joins forces with the seventh art for a unique moment. However, in addition to these various activities arranged by the city, do not forget Paris itself, with its monuments, shops, architecture and exceptional splendours. For a stay in the capital of love, the Hotel Daunou Opera is an excellent option. Ideally located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel Daunou Opera offers all of Paris at your doorstep, with the Eiffel Tower just a few hundred metres away. Here you’ll enjoy the riches of Paris, whether architectural, cultural or leisure-oriented, while enjoying a high quality service designed to satisfy your needs and desires.
Seine's bank - Voie Georges Pompidou copyright holder : Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand
Hotel Daunou Opera, an elegant 3-star hotel in Paris, opera district