Top 5 Things to Do in Paris in August
During the summer months, Paris comes to life with warm days, long evenings and many wonderful events going on throughout the city. Visit this August and be a part of some of the most exciting events on this year’s calendar. From concerts and festivals to pop-up beaches, Paris is the place to be this summer.
Things to Do in Paris in August:
- Rock en Seine
- Paris Sewer Tour
- Jazz at La Villette
- Britney Spears
- Paris Plages
Rock en Seine
For its 16th year, Rock en Seine festival returns with a desirable line-up in the picturesque Domaine National du Parc de Saint Cloud. The outstanding line-up includes major acts including Justice, Macklemore, Post Malone and Thirty Seconds To Mars. Taking place on the 24th-26th August, choose to purchase a day ticket or a ticket for the whole weekend.
With over 65 bands, 5 stages and 120,000 attendees, it is one of the biggest festivals in France. It offers a range of music genres and performers varying from big-name acts to fresh talent, there is something for everyone.
Immerse yourself in the full spirit of Rock en Seine by choosing to camp at the designated festival campsite. However, camping is only available to three-day ticket holders. If you are attending the festival for 1 or 2 days, or simply prefer a little luxury, choose serviced apartments at Fraser Suites La Defense as your accommodation.
Paris Sewer Tour
The Paris Sewer tour is just as it sounds, a tour of Paris’ sewers. Don’t be discouraged, you won’t be wading through stagnant water. Boats and wagons take you back in time as you embark on a journey of the history of the sewers. The museum tells the story of the development of the sewers which were established in the 14th century, the sewer workers and the procedures of water treatment.
This is a unique museum to visit and a great way to see a different side of Paris as well as an educational and original experience the whole family can enjoy. Guests of Fraser Suites Harmonie La Defense can enjoy the handy location of the hotel which is under 20-minutes’ drive from the sewer museum or approximately 30-minutes by public transport.
Jazz at La Villette
The annual Jazz festival is an exciting and vibrant time in Paris as many visitors from near and far come together to enjoy two weeks of eclectic sounds and performances. The festival celebrates the old and modern sounds of jazz music and honours the legends of this classic music genre. Concerts take place in several venues around the city as well as other exciting events including classes, exhibitions and film screenings. For more information, visit the Jazz at La Villette site.
The queen of pop returns for another world tour and this time she is bringing her highly-renowned Las Vegas residency show; Piece of Me to venues around the globe. Britney will be lighting up the Paris stage on August 28th and 29th at the AccorHotels Arena. Fans can enjoy this spectacular event as Britney wows the crowd with smash hits such as ‘Toxic’, ‘Oops, I did it again’ and ‘Hit me baby one more time’.
Once the show has ended, don’t let your night end there. Take on the Paris nightlife that is always buzzing with many clubs and bars that keep the party going into the small hours of the morning. After a big night out on the town, retire to your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Harmonie La Defense for some much-needed rest.
If there is one thing that should not be missed in Paris this August, it is Paris Plages. Every summer, the city transforms the banks of the river Seine into sandy beaches. Umbrellas, beach chairs and palm trees turn Paris into a tropical paradise. Take a break from the hustle and bustle, put your shopping bags down and get your sun cream out. Set up at two locations; Parc Rives de Seine and the La Villette canal basin, you can take part in a variety of water sports and other fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
With so many things to do in Paris in August, you won’t struggle to keep your itinerary full. Whether you wish to be a part of a buzzing festival or prefer to simply enjoy the hot summer sun while perched riverside, Paris has so much to offer. Make your stay one to remember and check August rates and availability at Fraser Suites Harmonie La Defense today!