What to do in Paris in july ?

You are spending your summer in Paris or its region and don't know what to do? Take a look at our selection of places, events and tips for the month of July.

Eté du canal summer festival

Guided tour in Paris during the month of July

A diverse program of guided walks, workshops and visits is available all summer long in Seine-saint-Denis. 

Outings in Paris on Canal de l'Ourcq

Exhibitions, street art trails this summer

The Ourcq canal is the cradle of Parisian graffiti artists. Don't miss the frescoes on the Ourcq canal. This summer you can discover the works still available on the street art path around the icons photographed by Harcourt.

Since July 2016, various urban artworks are exhibited all along Canal Saint-Denis. You can admire this outdoor art gallery all summer long for free while walking or biking on the canal's banks. You can also join guided tours to learn all there is to know about street art.

Free dance balls during the month of July - Saturday, Sunday

Where to dance in Paris in July?

Barges, dance balls, concerts will once again be on the agenda this summer on the banks of Canal de l'Ourcq. Many free balls are accessible to all and will be held every week-end in July on the water’s edge in the Parisian region. Shows, exhibitions, and dance workshops are held every year in Paris and its region.

Free outdoor Cinema in Paris in July

Open air Cinema at Parc de la Villette

The parc de la Villette holds its open air cinema at Prairie du triangle in july and august. From Wednesday to Sunday, at night fall, come and enjoy a movie out in the open. -  Parc de la Villette - Paris 19th arrondissement. All film projections are free and open to all... You can rent deckchairs or bring a plaid to keep you warm as it can get quite cool at night). Movies are screened in their original version with French subtitles.

Free sites to visit in July

Heritage visits and places of history are organized - some visits cost a couple of  euros, but most of them are free. It will be the opportunity to become familiar with the department and discover all that it has to offer.  Some amazing visits like urban walking tours of Paris' districts will be part of the program (feel free to browse through the July program).

Free tours in Paris

Cruises and shuttles in July 

Visit Paris and its region on a boat this summer with cheap shuttle and themed cruises ( street art, heritage, cruises with stopovers..

Beach and outdoor activities in Paris in July

What to do in Paris with children?

In July, themed workshops await you. Wonder and creativity are on the agenda, especially for children: music and dance workshops, culinary workshops, Science workshops...

Bike tours 

Bike tours will be available, the perfect way to discover Canal de l'Ourcq with the family. You might even be able to get on a boat for a bicycle cruise (on confirmation).

In July, Paris-Plage takes over!

Paris Plage will be back at Bassin de la Villette and has a special program especially for children, canoë, zip line, electric kart, workshops, gardening.. Paris Plage is a child’s dream.

Partying in the Parisian region this summer

July is the month dedicated to Parisian summer concerts! Enjoy a program of open air concerts, festivals and indoors concerts in Parisian venues or parks in Ile-de-France.

  • The concerts at Cabaret Sauvage
  • Programs in the city of: Pantin, Bobigny, Aulnay-sous-Bois...

Concerts and free shows in Paris during summer

Paris l'été allows you to travel without actually moving with music groups coming from different horizons for a roadshow in Paris' parks and gardens. A multitude of lively shows around dance, theatre, music... Offbeat cultural offers (often free) will be available, from July to August.


The Air and Space museum invites you to two incredible movie nights where movies will be screened on... a Boeing. In addition to the film, which will be shown at nightfall, you can take part in several activities from 6pm. 

Where to eat by the water in Paris?

Enjoy the weather and have lunch or dinner on a terrace or a barge you can even do a small picnic alongside the water’s edge near the canal.Choose your waterfront restaurant, near the canal de l'Ourcq or the canal Saint-Martin.  Check out our selection of nice terraces and spots for a picnic this summer in Paris.

Bal des pompiers and Bastille day celebrations (July 14th)

Where to dance in Paris for Bal des Pompiers? Various Parisian barracks organize the Bal des Pompiers for the national holiday either on the evening of 13th or 14th of July. Traditionally, the barracks Bitche 2 located place de Bitche in Paris 19th arrondissement opens its doors on July 13th for a dance ball on the banks of Canal de l'Ourcq.

Where to watch fireworks on July 14th in Paris? There will be fireworks in the towns where Canal de l'Ourcq runs through and elsewhere in Seine-Saint-Denis. It is possible to attend torchlight processions and many fireworks displays.

You'll be in Paris in august too ?  Find out what to do in August in Paris?

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