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11 July 2024

What to do in Paris in July ?

Summer in Paris is a magical time, rich in cultural events, outdoor activities and a festive atmosphere. July promises to be particularly exceptional this year with the hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games in the French capital. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, art lover or simply looking for relaxation, Paris offers a wide array of unforgettable experiences. Ideally located in the historic heart of the city, Hotel Le Grand Mazarin is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders Paris has to offer in July.


Experience the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris


Competition calendar and venues

From July 26 to August 11, 2024, Paris will vibrate to the rhythm of the Olympic Games. The events will take place at various emblematic sites in the capital and its region. The bridges and quays of the Seine will host the opening and closing ceremonies. The athletics competitions will take place at the Stade de France. The Eiffel Tower will be the setting for the beach volleyball events, while the Grand Palais will host combat sports. Easily accessible from Le Grand Mazarin hotel, these legendary venues grant you inside access to the intoxicating atmosphere of the games.


Events and Activities around the Olympics

In addition to the sporting competitions, numerous events and activities will be organized throughout the city to celebrate the Olympic Games. Massive fan zones will be installed on the Champ de Mars and at La Villette, featuring large screens to follow the events live, as well as entertainment, exhibitions and concerts. The Olympic Flame will also pass through the streets of Paris, sparking the festivities and symbolizing unification.



The Best Cultural Events and Outings in Paris in July


Paris Summer Festival

Every year, the Paris l’Été Festival transforms the capital into a veritable open-air stage for partying. From July 1 to August 31, free dance, music, theater and circus performances are staged in the city’s parks, gardens and landmarks.

Numerous festivals will take over the parks, squares and venues of the capital and its suburbs, offering a rich and eclectic program. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, electro, rap or world music, you’re bound to find an event to suit your taste. Major Parisian parks such as Bois de Vincennes or Parc de Saint-Cloud host major festivals, while more intimate stages are set in unique locations around the capital.

The program:

Classical music lovers are not left out, with numerous open-air concerts in prestigious settings such as the Cour Carrée of the Louvre or the gardens of Versailles.

Beyond the concerts, the festival is also an opportunity to enjoy a festive and convivial atmosphere. Foodtrucks, ephemeral bars and a wide range of entertainment complete the musical experience to the delight of festival-goers.

It’s the ideal opportunity to discover the cultural richness of Paris in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.


Paris open-Air Cinema

There’s nothing like a free open-air cinema session to enjoy the balmy Parisian summer evenings. La Villette, the Parc de la Villette and the Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville host film screenings at dusk, offering a unique cinematic experience.


National Day

Join in the festivities over the July 14th weekend with the traditional military parade on the Champs-Élysées and the fireworks display from the Eiffel Tower.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Paris in July


Picnic in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

With its rolling green hills, waterfalls and picturesque lake, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is the ideal spot for an outdoor picnic. Prepare a basket filled with local specialities, spread out your tablecloth and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the heart of this urban oasis.

You can also set up your picnic basket in the shady alleys of the Jardin des Tuileries after a stroll through this haven of peace in the heart of Paris, ideal for a moment with family or friends.


Cruises on the Seine

What could be more romantic than a cruise on the Seine in July? Come aboard the boat which glides down the river, offering a unique angle for admiring Paris’ emblematic monuments. Opt for a lunch or dinner cruise to combine culinary pleasure with city discovery, with the Seine as a silent witness to your romance.


Stroll on the water

Indulge in a unique cruising experience along the river waters in a boat without a license. Cruise the famous canals of Paris from the peace and quiet of your own boat. A bucolic getaway in the heart of Paris, appealing to the young and the old looking for a change of scenery. For the more sporty looking for romantic experiences, a rowboat ride along the wooded edge of the capital will offer you an enchanted interlude. These charming water rides will transport you to a green and peaceful setting side of Paris, not far from its hustle and bustle.


Parisian idleness

Stroll along the Champs-Élysées, one of the world’s most famous avenues, and enjoy its lively atmosphere and charming streets lined with cafés.

Discover Ile de la Cité, the historic birthplace of Paris, with a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle.


Explore the Monuments and Museums of Paris in July


Temporary Exhibitions

Every year, the Musée du Louvre, one of the world’s greatest museums, presents exceptional temporary collections of art and history. In July, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the new exhibition to witness these artistic and cultural treasures in a sumptuous setting: Olympism a modern invention an ancient heritage. Book your tickets in advance to avoid queues and make the most of your visit.

The Musée d’Orsay, one of Europe’s largest museums dedicated to Western art, housed in the former Gare d’Orsay in Paris, is home to the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, with nearly 1,100 canvases by masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne. This year, it celebrates the 150th anniversary of Impressionism with an exhibition entitled “Paris 1874, inventing Impressionism”, which runs until July 14, 2024.

Don’t miss the last few days of the contemporary art exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie.


The Château de Versailles

Explore the Château de Versailles, a royal residence emblematic of French history. You’ll marvel at the French gardens, where children can wander happily between the fountains and flower-filled garden paths. The Sun King’s residence offers a colorful summer program, with night-time water, sound and light shows.


Discover Montmartre

Montmartre, with its picturesque charm and bohemian atmosphere, is a Paris must-see. Wander through the cobbled streets, admire the street artists on Place du Tertre, and climb the stairs to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica for a breathtaking view of the city. Don’t forget to stop off at one of the many typical cafés for a crêpe or a glass of wine.


Taste the flavours of Paris in July


Unmissable terraces and rooftops

There’s nothing like a sunny terrace or rooftop with a panoramic view to make the most of the Parisian summer. Embrace complete leisure and sipping refreshing cocktails and savouring traditional French dishes. The Café de Flore, the Café de la Paix and the Rooftop du Printemps are just a few of the addresses you won’t want to miss for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.


Parisian markets

Parisian markets are a feast for the eyes and taste buds. In July, the stalls overflow with seasonal fruit and vegetables, mature cheeses and local specialties. Take a stroll through the Bastille market, the Aligre market or the Enfants Rouges covered market in the Marais district to soak up the authentic atmosphere and leave with fresh, tasty produce.


Your stay at Hôtel Le Grand Mazarin


Services and facilities

Le Grand Mazarin welcomes you to an eclectic and flamboyant setting, combining French classicism and refined modernity for a grandiose and whimsical ambience. Enjoy exclusive services such as an attentive concierge, a unique restaurant with homemade dishes, and a wellness area with swimming pool, hammam and fitness room to elevate your stay in Paris.

The hotel’s inner courtyard and terrace welcome you for al fresco dining during lunch or dinner, or at any time of day to relax in the sunshine. Sit back and enjoy your meal on the gorgeous sunny terrace, just a few steps from the hustle and bustle of Parisian attractions.


Ideal location

Nestled in the heart of the Marais district, one of Paris’s most sought-after areas, Le Grand Mazarin enjoys a privileged location at the heart of the Parisian effervescence. Both visionary and cosmopolitan, the Marais has survived the centuries to become the epicenter of new trends. A lively, avant-garde district, sparkling with creativity is vibrant in day and night.

Just a stone’s throw from the main tourist sites, museums, trendy boutiques and public transport, you can easily get to the 2024 Olympic Games venues and take full advantage of all the summer activities.


Plan Your Visit to Paris in July


Whether you’re a fervent supporter of the Olympic Games, a lover of culture or simply looking to get away from it all, Paris in July has a multitude of unforgettable experiences and outings in store for you, your family and your friends. From thrilling sports competitions to outdoor cultural events, sunny terraces and museum visits, the French capital offers a range of activities to suit all tastes. Book your stay at Le Grand Mazarin now and get ready for an exceptional Parisian summer.

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