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

After spending your July in Paris you wonder what's left to do in August? There is a plethora of things to do! Movie theater, exhibitions, concerts, sport events... If you are looking for a place where you can do almost everything during the summer in Paris check the Canal de l'Ourcq with its multitude of events and activities for both kids and grown ups.

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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.

Outdoor movie festival 

Each year during the month of August the movie festival Silhouette invites you to short-films screenings and free outdoor concerts in the park of La Butte du Chapeau Rouge in the 19th district of Paris.

Paris Plages at Bassin de la Villette

The edition of Paris Plages goes from July to august. Rendezvous at Bassin de la Villette (Paris - 19th arrondissement) for fun and festivities during the holidays. Along the Quai de la Seine and Quai de la Loire, there will be deckchairs, pétanque, fountains, activities and entertainment for children and adults alike. A water sports complex will be offering initiation to canoeing, rowing, dinghy-sailing and more besides. Most activities are free or only cost a few euros.

Cycling cruise on Canal de l'Ourcq: from Sevran to Paris
Cycling cruise on Canal de l'Ourcq: from Sevran to Paris
Saturday 20th July 2024 (and 17 other dates)

Walking Tour of the Jewish Marais
Walking Tour of the Jewish Marais
Sunday 21st July 2024 (and 1 other date)

Occupation and Liberation of Paris, from 1940 to 1944
Occupation and Liberation of Paris, from 1940 to 1944
Monday 22nd July 2024 (and 21 other dates)

Swimming in Paris during the month of August

Summer heat can be pretty intense in Paris, finding the best activity to cool down is crucial. One of those activities is going for a swim, indeed you can now swim in the Bassin de la Villette. If you don't want to swim outdoor find the closest aquatic center and dive in.

Street art in Paris

In August, Paris is as empty as it'll ever be. This is the perfect moment to go on a walk and enjoy the city. Go on a walk along the canal de l'Ourcq and Saint-Denis to discover street art, the banks are an open museum. 

Sail on a boat under the sun in August

In August the summer festival Été du Canal is still going strong. During the festival you can hop on a shuttle and navigate the Ourcq Canal while heading to Bobigny for only 1 or 2¤. You can also hop on one of our themed cruises, check our page to find all about our many cruises

Feeling peckish? Find a restaurant close to the banks of the Ourcq Canal

It is not uncommon to be starving after a visit or a show which is why we made a list of the best restaurant and place to have a picnic on the banks of the Canal de l'Ourcq 

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