There are tons of things to do in Paris in August. The city has all types of activities made for everyone during the warmer months and the last few weeks of summer are no different. From festivals to funfairs, there are all types of things to do this summer that you won’t want to miss out on!
As August has only just begun it is the perfect time for us to share some of the best events, deals, and activities that you can do this summer. So here is our list of the Best Things to do in Paris in August 2021!
Things to do in Paris in August:
FUN FAIR AT THE TUILERIES
One side of the Jardin des Tuileries has been completely transformed since June into a huge funfair! There is a Ferris wheel, incredible rides, delicious food stands and more! Luckily it won’t end until the 30th of August so you still have a lot of time to go and enjoy there. The best part of it all? The entrance is free and each activity is only between 3€ – 15€. So go enjoy a yummy waffle or churro and go on a few rides it will definitely be worth it!
- Schedule: Open daily till August 30th from 11:00 am to 11:45 pm (12:45 am on weekends)
SUMMER SALES CONTINUE UNTIL AUGUST 11TH
Paris has some of the most incredible sales in the summer months. All of the stores in the city make reductions during these weeks. Many of the stores have reductions ranging between 20% to 80% off. It is the best time to go to all of your favorite places and enjoy some really incredible sales!
The sales officially end on August 11th, so make sure to go to some of Paris’s top shopping districts to enjoy it before it ends. Your favorite French brands like Sandro, Jonak, and the best department stores like Galeries Lafayette, Carrousel du Louvre, and LE BHV MARAIS, plus all the little boutiques in Paris are all going to have their last blowout sales until the second week of August so make sure to take advantage.
Paris may be a land-locked city but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beach! This year, Paris Plages is back until late August!
Once again, Paris-Plages turns the Seine riverbanks and the Bassin de la Villette into a beach resort. Deckchairs, pétanque, fountains, animations and shows will be on the menu. There will also be some restaurants and bars so you can surely enjoy some refreshments like drinks, ice cream, crêpes and more by the water!
Schedule: Open daily from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Seine Riverbanks and Bassin La Villette in the 19th
LA VILLETTE CINEMA
La Villette hosts an open-air cinema in the summer months. The event showcases a variety of well known and loved films in both English and French. The best part about it? It’s FREE! So get some chairs, good snacks and drinks and go enjoy a lovely night watching a great film! La Villette is typically open from 7 pm, however, many of the films do not start until dusk so around 9.30 pm.