- Aug 20, 2020
- All things Paris
- Aysha Ferullo
We couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to experience summer with a little more freedom than we experienced in spring, all while remaining safe and abiding by social distancing regulations where necessary. Now is the perfect time to get out and explore the beautiful city of lights, especially as it’s currently being graced with far fewer tourists than usual. Here’s what we recommend you do this summer in Paris!
If you want to see some of the world’s most iconic works of art the flesh, The Louvre is certainly the place to visit, though it’s not always easy to experience the monument in all its glory due to the number of people understandably wanting to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa. This year, you can visit the Louvre like never before, peacefully soaking in the breath- taking art whilst skipping the queues entirely! You’ll be able to book a time slot on The Louvre’s website, so check it out here. It’s bound to be a day you won’t forget.
See a show in the open air
Theatre in Paris is proudly partnering with ‘Contact’, the new outdoor theatre experience, now open to live audiences. This fully immersive spectacle will lead you through the streets of Paris from a different perspective - through the eyes of the show’s protagonist. The use of the outdoor city space ensures that this experience is as safe as can be, all the while offering you theatre of the highest quality. Check out our website for more information and tickets. It’s certainly one you don’t want to miss!
Cut the queue at the Catacombs
The Catacombs is one of our favourite places to visit in Paris, but it’s understandably difficult to access, particularly during the summer, due to the usual influx of tourists. This year, they’ve become that little bit more accessible. You’ll have to reserve your slot once more, but this new measure also ensures that you won’t be stuck queuing all day. Head on over to their website for more information.
While you’re in the area, why not pay a visit to the Musée Libération Leclerc Moulin? It’s located a short walk away from the Catacombs and is bound to enrich your knowledge of France’s fascinating history.
OMG She’s Parisian – 21 st August
We’re thrilled to announce the return of Oh My God She’s Parisian to the stage from the 21 st August. Another one of our partner shows, and this one is bound to have you laughing out loud for its entirety. Join comedian Julie Collas as she fills you in on all things Paris in the most charming way. Theatre in Paris also offers various show packages and add-ons, including the chance to have lunch with Julie herself in her delightful apartment overlooking the Champs-Elysées. You’ll also have access to a champagne and show deal, enabling you to have a complimentary glass of bubbly before the spectacle begins. It’s the perfect way to make the most of your time in the city!
Feeling inspired for a dinner and show experiences? Here are the ones we have to offer.
Take a day trip to Versailles
We’re always happy to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and see Paris’ equally wonderful surrounding areas, and Versailles is certainly at the top of our list. A Paris/Versailles round trip will cost you under 10 euros and take you just shy of an hour, making it an easy excursion to make in a day. There’s plenty to see once you’re there, such the markets, chapel, and of course the palace (a UNESCO world heritage site). Click here for more information.
Immerse yourself in the Sainte-Chapelle
The Sainte-Chapelle is yet another unmissable location to visit in Paris, particularly this summer. Theatre in Paris has partnered with the Sainte-Chapelle concert series to offer you the chance to spend an evening in the enchanting Sainte-Chapelle, all the while enjoying breath-taking classical sounds echoing through the building’s incomparable acoustics. If you book tickets through the Theatre in Paris box office, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from exclusive packages, such as a champagne and show and dinner and show experiences. Have a browse of our website for more information.
Pop to the beach
The Paris Plage is an excellent way of feeling like you’re escaping the city, right in the heart of the city itself. Open until 30th August, it’s definitely worth visiting during your summer stay. Paris Plage has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing August day in the sun; umbrellas, deckchairs, palm trees and, of course, swimming facilities. It’ll truly feel like you’re by the coast. With social distancing stickers laid out on the ground and masks recommended, you can safely enjoy your time at the ‘beach’!
Enjoy an evening of classical theatre
If you’re a fan of classical theatre, the Ionesco package at the Theatre de la Huchette is certainly unmissable. Returning to the scene on 7th August, be sure to pay a visit and experience this Parisian theatrical tradition. At a capacity of only 85 seats, the intimacy of this venue makes the experience all the more unique. The works of Ionesco have been playing at the Theatre de la Huchette for decades now, making the experience a truly quintessential part of Parisian theatre culture. The works shown are The Lesson and The Bald Soprano, separated by a short interval, meaning you’re in for a comprehensive evening of theatrical wonder. Check out our website for more details and to buy tickets!
A weekend of classical music
Classique Au Vert graces the Park Floral for seven weekends throughout the summer, setting you up for a day full of celebration. There’s a lot to be discovered here, including chamber music, orchestral pieces, vocal numbers and much more. There’s something for everyone, so you’ll be able to attend this popular event with whomever you please! This year, the celebrations will commence on the 15 th August and will be comprised of seven open-air concerts. Click here to book your slot!