What to do in August in Paris on Canal de l'Ourcq

You are in Paris or close suburbs and you are looking for things to do in August 2018? Cinema, exhibitions, concerts, sports, relaxation... Canal de l'Ourcq in summer offers a multitude of rich events, for all tastes and ages. Here are some suggestions and ideas: enjoy summer at a budget friendly cost or for nothing!

Best deals for the month of August in Paris and Ile-de-France

Outdoor Cinema along the banks of the canal

Outdoor Cinema at Parc de la Villette: Outdoor Cinema will once again take over the Prairie du Triangle at Parc de la Villette. Browse through the outdoor cinema program in Paris La Villette.

Paris Plages at Bassin de la Villette

Rendezvous at Bassin de la Villette (Paris - 19th arrondissement) for fun and festivities during the Paris holidays. All activities at Paris Plage Bassin de la Villette are free or just about: enjoyable moments at Paris Plage, early morning or early evening! Try the brand new Paris outdoor swimming zones in the Bassin de la Villette.

Concerts on the banks of the Canal

La Plage du Glazart
All summer long, make the most of this unique and temporary music venue: an atypical oasis welcomes you in the heart of the city: La Plage 2.0 at Glazart. This open air rendezvous boasts an eclectic quality program from Monday to Sunday. Headliners, first gig, discoveries and DJs will perform from Wednesday to Sunday on stage, concerts, DJ sets, atypical crews... Many concerts are free. Entertainment every day for all ages!

Free dance balls, where to dance in August† close to Paris? Dance balls are free.

Sail on a boat under the sun in August

For only 1 or 2 euros, enjoy a cruise on the canal! Shuttles are set up during Etť du Canal festival in July and August. Boats will navigate on Canal de l'Ourcq from Bassin de la Villette in Paris to Bobigny. Yeah, really! For 1§ per trip on Saturday and 2§ on Sunday (for over 10 years old) it is possible to enjoy a water trip (free for children under 10 years old). Do not miss also brunch cruises, gourmets’ workshops or electro concert each week-end in August. Embark at Bassin de la Villette in Paris. More on summer cruises in Paris.

Feeling peckish, want to find a restaurant close to the Paris Canal?

Before or after the joys of your visits or free shows, you’re feeling peckish, the kids are starving… We have selected some restaurants close to Canal de l'Ourcq, at Bassin de la Villette, in Pantin... You can also opt for a picnic on the banks of Canal de l'Ourcq, the month of August is generally suitable for relaxation and sunbathing.

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Parisian Guinguette cruise on the Seine river
Parisian Guinguette cruise on the Seine river
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200 years of the canal : Cruise on the history of the Ourcq canal
200 years of the canal : Cruise on the history of the Ourcq canal
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