They say that Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. But couple the French capital with the summer of love and who knows what kind of an explosion may result? Make no mistake about it. 2014 is the year to spend the summer in France – and that goes for all the family too; not just those looking for love!
As for what to do in the hottest part of the year? Paris has plenty of options. Here are just some of our favourite picks.
EuroDisney has always been quite a lure for people heading to Paris but it’s fallen off the radar a fair bit as of late. That’s a shame though as Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the clan are still doing their thing helping to make a surefire day of entertainment for everyone regardless of age.
Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s rammed out and super busy this time of the year either. What with the World Cup going on and lots of other attractions drawing people all over the world, Disneyland Paris Ticket offers are easier to come across now more than ever. Just make sure you don’t ride Space Mountain on a full stomach.
One of the best-loved and most popular of all Paris’ attractions, The Louvre museum is, in summer especially, a draw like no other. Home to the world famous Mona Lisa, this enormous building is quite difficult to cover all in one day. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself making plans to head back the following day.
Hang around in the museums patios and gardens during the day and take in a heavy slice of fine culture. The exhibitions on display are lengthy and best broken up with a cool glass of fine French wine in the summer sun.
Celebrate Bastille Day
Plan your trip to be in Paris for July 14th and you’ll be lucky enough to enjoy the country’s biggest festival, La Fete Nationale (otherwise known as Bastille Day). Held to commemorate the storming of the Bastille during the revolution, Paris is home to the festivals widely renowned Bastille Parade featuring a military procession, acrobats, air displays and more.
Watch the sun setting is another lucky experience also. The Bastille Day Fireworks are best seen from the gardens of the Eiffel Tower, although you can get just as a good a view from the Montparnasse Tower and Parc de Belleville.
Cinema en Plein Air
Also going on in July is the city’s premier cinema festival, Cinema en Plein Air. An annual outdoor event based out of the Parc de la Villette, visitors to the event will be able to see a mix of both international and French films on one of the world’s largest inflatable screens. Don’t worry if you can’t speak the language either, films are usually screened with subtitles while the party has an international atmosphere that’s very welcoming to visitors from abroad.
Whatever your plans this summer be sure not to forget Paris. The French capital really comes alive during the summer months, and with so much going on in terms of festivals and time-old famous attractions, there’s always plenty to fill your day and make for an extra special holiday.