HOT SPECIAL: where to find coolness in Paris?

Ideas for outings and activities in very, very hot weather

It's the heat wave! Whether you are Parisians or just passing through for a few days to visit and enjoy Paris, you do not want to stay locked up (in a hotel or elsewhere) and we understand you! One objective: find some freshness, air-conditioned places, the green spaces.... Here are a few ideas for outings and activities in and around Paris with children when the thermometer reads record temperatures.

Good to know: some water mistersare installed here and there in Paris (like in Paris beach); most of the major Parisian museums are air-conditioned (as the Louvre, the Georges Pompidou Center, the Musée d'Orsay or the Orangery Museum).



Flyview, the virtual reality flight over Paris

A bit of freshness but above all, strong sensations and extraordinary views over Paris.


The Paris Aquarium, CineAqua

A little freshness and a fascinating universe for the whole family. Ideal with little ones. Take advantage of our reduced rates.


The visit of the Opéra Garnier

Free for under 12s (upon presentation of a receipt). There is a choice of free or guided, cultural or recreational visits.


Parisian museums (with few people)

It's time to go to the museum, foreign tourists are not there, there are many less people and it's extremely pleasant!



The Catacombs of Paris

To do with teenagers! The average temperature is 14°C in summer and winter, with a high level of humidity!


The Pantheon

The Pantheon is intended to honor great figures who have marked the history of France. A place full of history. Free for under 18s.


Saint-Denis Basilica

The last residence of the kings and queens of France. A jewel of Gothic art to show to children and teenagers! Free for under 18s.


In the shade of the trees

There's nothing like the coolness of trees when it's hot. Some parks or gardens are equipped with . Remember to bring their bathing suits if they want to have fun.



The Aquaboulevard of Paris

A must all year round and especially in summer when it is very hot!


Parks with water jets

Some parks in Paris are equipped with water jets. Paris plage, the place de la république, the esplanade of the town hall of Vincennes or the Halles are equipped with misting machines.


Swimming at the Bassin de la Villette

A must all year round and especially in summer when it is very hot!


Uncovered and uncovered pools

Most pools have reopened! However, we advise you to check the websites of each pool to be sure.


These gardens and squares are open all night and all year round

  • the square Louis-XIII (4th)
  • the garden of the Great Explorers Marco Polo and Cavelier de la Salle (6th)
  • Boucicaut Square (7th)
  • le jardin Villemin (10th), Friday and Saturday
  • Square Emile Cohl (12th)
  • Georges Méliès Square (12th)
  • Federica Montseny garden (13th)
  • Montsouris Park (14th)
  • Sainte-Périne park (16th)
  • Square Louise Michel (18th), Friday and Saturday
  • the Buttes-Chaumont (19th) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The other days, the park closes between 22h30 and 7h for the watering of lawns with non-drinking water
  • Séverine Square (20th)
  • Sergeant Aurélie Salel Square (20th)

In case of a heat wave, these parks will be open all night:

  • Parc Monceau (8th)
  • Square Marcel Pagnol (8th)
  • Square Montholon (9th)
  • Square Ferdinand Brunot (14th)
  • Georges Brassens Park (15th)