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With many Parisians vacationing in August, the city takes on a relaxed feel. Bask in the sun at the Paris Plages beach along the Seine or pack a picnic and head to an evening outdoor movie.
August is a relaxed month in Paris when many Parisians escape city life for a holiday at the beach or in the mountains. To enjoy the warm summer weather in Paris, head to the Paris Plages beaches along the Seine or pack a picnic and catch a film or concert outdoors.
14 - 15 August 2017
The Fête de’ Assomption brings pilgrims and the faithful from around the world to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The two part religious festival includes an evening river procession along the Seine around the islands of Paris on the evening of the August 14th. On the following day, after a special mass, a grand procession takes place on foot through the Ile de la Cité – a moving and memorable experience in Paris!
25 - 27 August 2017
Enjoy some of the world's biggest bands at the annual Festival Rock en Seine which takes place in the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, just outside Paris.
Ends 8 August 2017
The annual summer sales—called Les Soldes in French—are one of the best parts of visiting Paris in late June and July. Pack a pair of comfortable walking shoes and get ready for a fabulous bargain hunt!
Ends 20 August 2017
Spend a beautiful summer evening in Paris outdoors at the open-air cinema at the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement. Each summer the “Cinéma en plein air” festival presents movies from around the world in the pretty park setting. Many films are in English and the selection runs from blockbusters to art films. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening in the park. Bon film!