Here you'll find leisure activities to do this summer with your family during the week or the weekend near the Ourcq Canal in Paris. 

Many events take place along Canal de l’Ourcq. Most of them are free and available to all: cultural events on barges, concerts, outdoor cinema, musical dance balls, sporting entertainment, water sports… All summer long, the canal is full of excitement.

With our low cost river shuttles (1 or 2¤) it is easy to navigate the Canal. 

Paris-Plages at the Bassin de la Villette

Paris Plages is the place to be to have fun during the summer. Along the Quai de la Seine and Quai de la Loire you'll find deckchairs, games, food trucks, fountains and a lot of activities and entertainment for children and adults alike. There is even a water sports complex for the bold ones. Since 2017 you can now even swim in the Bassin de la Villette so take your bathing suits and your sunscreen and have a taste of a Parisian summer.

The famous Parc de la Villette

All summer long, Parc de la Villlette offers a diverse programme of exhibitions, music events including an outdoor cinema. Enjoy the largest urban park in Paris where you can find Cité des sciences, Géode and the Philharmonie of Paris. 

In the shadow of the magnificently renovated former warehouse in Pantin

On the banks of Canal de l’Ourcq, this former warehouse now accommodates the world leader in advertising, BETC. Since July 2018 there is a barge tied up not far from the headquarters of the BETC. The barge serves as a pleasant bar and restaurant. It also features concerts and workshops. In addition, you can dance in free open air balls or enjoy a pedal boat or canoe on the canal.

The “Poudrerie” forest park

This beautiful forest park can be reached from Parc de la Villette by a special boat from July to August 2023. It is an absolute joy to picnic in this park or to dance at one of the open air balls. You can also take part in recreational sport activities  or  attend a theater play. It is even possible to rent a canoe and sail through the bucolic scenery of this part of Canal de l’Ourcq.

In the vicinity of Canal de l’Ourcq

La plage (the beach) at Glazart

Each year Glazart organizes its summer festival: la Plage 2.0! This year, this Parisian concert hall offers a variety of concerts, clubbing sessions, brunches in a cool open air summertime atmosphere. (from midday until late).

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