SPECIAL CANICULE: where to find freshness in Paris?

Ideas for outings and activities when it's very, very hot

It's the heat wave! Whether you're a Parisian or just passing through for a few days to visit and enjoy Paris, you don't want to stay cooped up (in a hotel or elsewhere) and we understand you! One objective: find a little freshness, air-conditioned places, green spaces…. Here are a few ideas for outings and activities in Paris and the surrounding area with children when the thermometer displays record temperatures.

Good to know: some water sprayersvery refreshing are installed here and there in Paris (like in Paris beach); most large Parisian museums are air-conditioned (as the Louvre, the Georges Pompidou Center, The Orsay museum 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 world for the whole family. Ideal for the little ones. Take advantage of our discounted rates.


The visit of the Opéra Garnier

Free for under 12s (on presentation of proof). A choice of free or guided, cultural or playful visits.


Parisian museums (with few people)

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



The Catacombs of Paris

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


The pantheon

The Pantheon's vocation is to honour great figures who have marked the history of France. A place steeped in history. Free for under 18s.


Saint-Denis Basilica

The final resting place 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

Nothing like the coolness of the 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

Not to be missed all year round and especially in summer when it is very hot!


Parks with water jets

Parks in Paris are equipped with water jets. Paris beach, the place de la république, the esplanade of the town hall of Vincennes or Les Halles are equipped with misters.


Swimming at the Bassin de la Villette

Not to be missed all year round and especially in summer when it is very hot!


Swimming pools, open air or not

Most of the pools have reopened! However, we advise you to check the websites of each pool to make 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
  • Buttes-Chaumont (19th) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On other days, the park closes between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. for Lawn watering with non-potable 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)