Top Things to Do in Paris in July 2018
Make your trip to Paris one to remember by taking part in some of the exciting festivities going on around the city. During the summer months there is lots going on and there is something for everyone. Whether you are an avid music festival attendee or prefer a relaxing evening in the park, you will not be short of things to do in Paris this July.
Things to Do in Paris in July 2018:
- Lollapalooza Paris 2018
- Bastille Day
- Tour de France
- Quartier d'Été Festival
- Open-Air Cinema at Parc de La Villette
- Festival Fnac Live
Lollapalooza Paris 2018
Join thousands of music lovers as they come together for one of the biggest festivals to come to Paris in 2018. The world-famous Lollapalooza returns for a second year to wow the Paris crowds at the Hippodrome de Longchamp horseracing facility. See your favourite acts take to the stage on July 21st and 22nd alongside the beautiful River Seine in this fun-filled event that everyone will enjoy. Well-known acts such as Dua Lipa, Stereophonics, Travis Scott and Gorillaz will be entertaining the crowds with their hits.
Fraser Suites Harmonie La Defense not only offers luxury serviced accommodation but also an excellent location that is central and close to major attractions and transport links. The Hippodrome de Longchamp is a short 10-minute drive from the hotel and public transport will have you there in under 30 minutes.
Visiting Paris in July means you are in for a treat with Bastille Day – the French national day. Taking place annually on July 14th, Paris transforms into a city of celebration to commemorate the storming of Bastille in 1789 during the French revolution. Enjoy festivities across the city which will include Military parades, Bal Des Pompiers - the famous firemen’s charity balls and, of course, the renowned fireworks display. Watch the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe light up with a multi-coloured light show. Fuel up first thing in the morning with Fraser Suites Harmonie’s buffet breakfast before heading out for a fun-filled day of celebrations.
Tour de France
Each year, Paris transforms to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world, Tour de France. Taking place from 7th-29th July, crowds of thousands will come together to spectate the final laps of the race that run through Paris. Cyclists will compete to be named the winner of the Tour de France. Be at the heart of the race as Fraser Suites Harmonie is situated on The Avenue des Champs-Elysées where Tour’s finish line is located. Step outside your luxury serviced apartment and be right in the heart of all the excitement. This is an incredible event that should not be missed during your trip to Paris this July.
Quartier d'Été Festival
Also known as the Paris Summer Arts Festival, this annual event has been running for 28 years and is a wonderful affair comprised of artistic displays that include dance acts, theatre performances and circus shows. Running from July to August, festivities will be going on all over the city in amazing venues such as parks and on the banks of the river Seine. This is an incredible event that people of all ages can enjoy and is most definitely rated as one of the top things to do in Paris in July.
Open-Air Cinema at Parc de La Villette
Make the most of the warm, summer Parisian evenings by visiting the open-air cinema at the Parc de la Villette. Every year, this unique festival shows movies from around the world amidst the picturesque setting of the beautiful park. Prepare a picnic in the kitchenette of your luxury serviced apartment and head down to the park, set down a blanket, a glass of wine and enjoy the film amongst nature and the lovely outdoors. The open-air cinema runs from July to August.
Festival Fnac Live
The festival Fnac will take place on July 5th-7th in the courtyard of the City Hall and will entertain attendees with a compilation of free concerts from a selection of musical genres. Major headliners, such as Sting and Shaggy, Petit Biscuit and Asaf Avidan will take to the stage to wow thousands of attendees at this well-known annual event. Reaching the festival from Fraser Suites Harmonie is simple and takes 25 minutes by car or public transport. Don’t miss this exciting and free event during your July visit to Paris.