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Visiting Paris in July – The Definitive Guide

Among the most visited travel destinations in the world, Paris or The City of Lights is undisputedly the most romantic city in the entirety of Europe and makes for a charming holiday destination. Planning a trip to Paris in July is bound to be a riot of fun and festivities owing to the onset of Summer. Mild weather and sunny days make it perfect for exploring the many cobbled walkaways in the city and for viewing the beautiful heritage monuments around while making memories for a lifetime. Read on to know more about what makes Visiting Paris in July so unique!

What makes Paris in July a must-visit?


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  • Good Weather Days - It's a great idea to visit the City of Lights in July for the ultimate Parisian experience. One can leisurely walk around the city and visit tourist hotspots in the morning while relaxing at cafes during noon. Summer evenings can be spent relaxing near the Seine while watching the lights come up to transform the cityscape.
  • Prime Tourist Season - Summer is a preferred time to visit Paris, and also an excellent opportunity to interact with people of different cultures and countries. The hustle and bustle of Paris against the backdrop of the quaint is a different experience altogether.
  • A Plethora of Outdoor Activities - Summer in Paris sees a host of activities such as outdoor movie experiences, music gigs, and sunbathing near the Seine. Locals and tourists alike come together to revel in the city festivities in July.

Paris in July: Weather


July in Paris sees lots of warm and sunny days with about 10 hours of sunshine on any given day. The average temperature of the city ranges around 20°C, and the weather can reach a high of 25° C during the day and go as low as 16°C during nights. The humidity of Paris is on the higher side during summer, and there may be chances of downpour during the start of the month.

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Paris in July: Things to do


1

Eiffel Tower

eiffel tower


July is an ideal time to visit the Iron lady and view the picturesque 360-degree view of Paris from atop. A must-visit in any season, the Eiffel Tower will be surrounded by enchanting music and stunning fireworks on Bastille Day, adding to the allure of the architectural marvel.

July Timings
Daily: 09:00 AM to 12:45 AM (Last Entry is at 11:00 PM)

Location

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,
Paris
Getting There ›

Eiffel Tower Summit Skip The Line Tickets with Opt...
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€64
Skip the Line Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Tickets with ...
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€45
Paris by Night: Eiffel Tower, City Tour & Seine Cr...
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€89
Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Optional Summit
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€34
Eiffel Tower: Morning Access Guided Tour with Summ...
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€42
Eiffel Tower Guided Climb
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€34
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and Mouli...
from
€269
Lunch at the Eiffel Tower, Paris City Tour & Seine...
from
€125
La Marina Dinner Cruise, Eiffel Tower By Night, an...
from
€299
Skip the Line Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Tickets with ...
from
€45
Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Optional Summit
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€34
Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Second Floor Tickets Wi...
from
€45
Lunch at the Eiffel Tower, Paris City Tour & Seine...
from
€125
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and Mouli...
from
€269
La Marina Dinner Cruise, Eiffel Tower By Night, an...
from
€299
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and Mouli...
from
€269
La Marina Dinner Cruise, Eiffel Tower By Night, an...
from
€299

2

Louvre Museum

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A treasure trove of art and artifacts, The Louvre Museum is the most visited art gallery in the world. It is also home to the masterpiece that is the Mona Lisa. If you’re visiting the Louvre in July, then you can plan to visit the exhibition of ‘Forgotten Empires’ that’s on at the museum.

July Timings
Wednesday to Monday: 9:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wednesdays and Fridays: Open late night until 09:45 PM
Closed on Tuesdays

Location

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris,
France
Getting There ›

Louvre Museum: Skip the Line Tickets
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€17
Skip the Line Guided Tour of Louvre Museum with Mo...
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€54
Skip The Line Louvre Tickets with Audioguide
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€39
Louvre Museum Skip The Line Ticket with Host
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€29
Comprehensive Skip the Line Louvre Museum Tour wit...
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€59
Louvre at Closing Time - Small Group Guided Tour
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€79
Small Group Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum
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€69.95
Big Bus Paris: 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bu...
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€78
Half-day Guided Tour of Louvre Museum and Skip the...
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€189
Extended Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Group ...
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€59

3

Palace of Versailles

paris in July - palace of versailles


The Palace of Versailles is a sprawling 17th-century chateau - a standing testament of five centuries of French history. With 2300 rooms and the famous Hall of Mirrors, this mega structure also has an expansive garden with fountains, exotic plants and beautiful flowers.

July Timings
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM (Last entry is at 06:00 PM)

Location

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles,
France
Getting There ›

Palace of Versailles All Access Passport Entry wit...
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€20
Skip the Line Versailles Palace tour with Exclusiv...
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€29
Versailles Palace Skip The Line + Passport Entry w...
from
€35
Palace of Versailles Entry Ticket with Audioguide
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€18
Skip the Line Palace of Versailles by Train from P...
from
€45
Versailles Skip The Line Tour with Audioguide
from
€26
Skip The Line Guided Tour of Versailles Palace - 7...
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€40
Palace of Versailles Priority Access Tour from Par...
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€59
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided ...
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€83
Versailles Palace and Giverny Gardens From Paris
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€139

4

Seine Dinner Cruise

paris in July - Seine River Cruise


A cruise on the Seine river that runs through the heart of Paris offers one an aesthetically pleasing and soothing experience. Combine this cruise with a dinner and some wine, and the City of Lights will ensure that you take away some enchanting memories long after the sail is over.

Location

Port Solferino, 23 Quai Anatole france
France
Getting There ›

Bateaux Mouches Early Evening Seine River Dinner C...
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€75
Bateaux Parisiens Evening Seine River Dinner Cruis...
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€99
Seine River Dinner Cruise
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€61
Bateaux Parisiens Early Evening Seine River Dinner...
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€69
Late Evening Romantic La Marina Dinner Cruise With...
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€71
Dinner at Le Bistro Parisien + Optional Seine Rive...
from
€44
Crazy Horse Paris with Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise
from
€185
La Marina Dinner Cruise, Eiffel Tower By Night, an...
from
€299

5

Sainte Chapelle

paris in july - Sainte Chapelle


Saint Chapelle is a royal, gothic style chapel which features some intricately made and exquisitely stained glass windows. These 13th-century glass panes depict thousands of scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world until the arrival of Christ’s relics in Paris.

July Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris,
France
Getting There ›

6

Montparnasse Tower

paris in july - Montparnasse Tower


Standing tall at an imposing height of 689 feet, the Montparnasse Tower is the third tallest building in all of France and offers a mesmerizing view of the city. With plenty of office space, a gorgeous observation deck, open terraces, and a restaurant in its kitty, this 59-story tower is a prominent hotspot among visitors.

July Timings
Sunday to Thursday: 09:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Friday to Saturday: 09:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Location

33 Avenue du Maine, Paris
France
Getting There ›

7

Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel

paris in July - Mont Saint-Michel


Among France’s most famous landmarks and a UNESCO Heritage site, Mont Saint-Michel was initially a place of worship that was then converted into a high-security prison during the French Revolution before becoming a major tourist attraction in recent years.

July Timings
Daily: 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Location

50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France, Mont Saint-Michel
France
Getting There ›

Versailles Palace and Giverny Gardens From Paris
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€139
Mont St. Michel Full Day Guided Tour from Paris
from
€148
Loire Valley Castles - Chambord, Chenonceau, Nitra...
from
€169
Somme Battlefields Day Trip From Paris
from
€199
Disneyland® Paris 1 Day Flexible Ticket
from
€87
Full Day Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens From Paris
from
€69
Normandy D-Day Tour From Paris with Juno Beach and...
from
€199
Giverny: Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Monet’s Gar...
from
€66
Day Trip to Champagne Region from Paris including ...
from
€205
Loire Valley Castles From Paris: Chambord, Chenonc...
from
€210
Disneyland® Paris 1 Day Ticket
from
€56
Disneyland® Paris Express Ticket and Shuttle Trans...
from
€109
Disneyland® Paris Multiday Tickets
from
€169
Disneyland® Paris Express by Train
from
€109
Disneyland® Paris 1 Day Flexible Ticket
from
€87
Loire Valley Châteaux Day Trip from Paris
from
€139
Full Day Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux ...
from
€169
Loire Valley Castles - Chambord, Chenonceau, Nitra...
from
€169
Giverny: Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Monet’s Gar...
from
€66
Full Day Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens From Paris
from
€69
Guided tour to Giverny: Claude Monet's House and G...
from
€86
Impressionism Tour : Giverny & Orsay Audio-Guided ...
from
€83
Versailles Palace and Giverny Gardens From Paris
from
€139
Palace of Versailles All Access Passport Entry wit...
from
€20
Palace of Versailles Priority Access Tour from Par...
from
€59
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided ...
from
€83
Skip the Line Palace of Versailles by Train from P...
from
€45
Versailles Palace and Giverny Gardens From Paris
from
€139
WWII: Normandy U.S. D-Day Beaches Full Day Trip wi...
from
€170
Normandy D-Day Tour From Paris with Juno Beach and...
from
€199
Somme Battlefields Day Trip From Paris
from
€199
Guided Tour of the Reims Champagne Region from Paris
from
€149
Day Trip to Champagne Region from Paris including ...
from
€205
Skip The Line Tickets to Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey
from
€10
Mont St. Michel's Abbey Full Day Trip from Paris w...
from
€119
Mont St. Michel Full Day Guided Tour from Paris
from
€148
Mont St. Michel Full Day Guided Tour with Lunch fr...
from
€169

8

Musee de l'Orangerie and Musee d'Orsay

paris in january - orsay museum


The Musée de l'Orangerie is an art gallery housing impressionist and post-impressionist paintings by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, and Amedeo Modigliani among others. Besides some fascinating works of art, the museum also has a café and a gift shop for souvenirs.

July Timings
Daily: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Location

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
France
Getting There ›

9

Catch a Sensual Cabaret

paris in july - Cabaret


Cabarets in Paris combine exciting music and engaging dance forms to offer power-packed performances. You can watch the ever-famous Moulin Rouge or check out other shows such as Le Lido, Crazy Horse, or Paradis Latin – each act is uniquely choreographed and features scintillating performances.

Location

Crazy Horse, 12 Avenue George V, Paris
France
Getting There ›

Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne and Seine River C...
from
€149
Moulin Rouge Show With Champagne & Paris City Tour
from
€129
Paris by Night: Moulin Rouge Show & Paris City Tou...
from
€145
Moulin Rouge Show and Champagne with Transfers
from
€189
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and Mouli...
from
€269
Moulin Rouge Show and Dinner with Transfers
from
€269
La Marina Dinner Cruise, Eiffel Tower By Night, an...
from
€299
Paris by Night: Moulin Rouge Show & Paris City Tou...
from
€199
Moulin Rouge Show & Seine River Cruise
from
€129
Moulin Rouge With Dinner & Paris City Tour
from
€229
The Lido Show with Champagne
from
€85
The Lido Show with Dinner
from
€130
The Lido Show with La Marina Dinner Cruise
from
€189
Crazy Horse Show Tickets with Optional Champagne
from
€87
Crazy Horse Paris with Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise
from
€185
Crazy Horse Paris Show and Dinner
from
€187
Paradis Latin Show Tickets with Optional Champagne
from
€75
The Lido Show with Champagne
from
€85
Paradis Latin Show Tickets with Optional Champagne
from
€75
Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne and Seine River C...
from
€149
Crazy Horse Paris with Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise
from
€185
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and Mouli...
from
€269
Crazy Horse Show Tickets with Optional Champagne
from
€87
The Lido Show with La Marina Dinner Cruise
from
€189
Moulin Rouge Show With Champagne & Paris City Tour
from
€129
The Lido Show with Dinner
from
€130
Crazy Horse Paris Show and Dinner
from
€187

Paris in July : Events to Look Out For


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Carnaval Tropical De Paris

1st July 2019
The Carnaval Tropical celebrates the diversity of the Caribbean and puts the spotlight on their exotic and energetic dance and music. Many groups from France and the Antilles showcase cultural performance intrinsic to their communities amidst much cheer and culminates in a massive parade across the Champs-Elysées.

paris in july

Bastille Day

14th July 2019
Bastille Day celebrates the heroic storming of the Bastille which functioned as the Parisian Prison during the reign of King Louis XVI and is considered a milestone in the history of the French Revolution. One can witness a military parade, aerial aerobatic displays, and fireworks in the evening.

paris in july

Open-Air Cinema At Parc De La Villette

17th July - 18th August 2019
When the snow starts, so does ice skating in Paris. Many ice rinks are set up before the Christmas and stay in place through the middle to end of January. The Trocadéro Ice rink is generall open through the first week of January, while the Hotel de Ville is often open through the first weekend in March. Admission is generally free (exclusive of skate rental).

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Lollapalooza Paris

20th & 21st July 2019
Lollapalooza Paris is a large-scale music festival that celebrates multiple genres of music and invites stalwarts across the industry – right from DJs and Rap icons to pop musicians and rock bands. Join the fans for two memorable days of melodies and music and rock your way to glory.

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Paris Plages

7th July – 2nd September 2019
The traditional Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde has been part of the Christmas Paris Plages is a novel idea that offers a city escape to Parisians and visitors alike in the summer. People can enjoy an artificial sea-side like retreat around the banks of the Seine. With hordes of umbrellas, deck chairs, and beach stands, one can relax and sunbathe or just chill with friends and family.

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Tour de France

6th – 28th July 2019
2019 will see the 106th edition of Tour de France: A multi-stage bicycle race for men that consists of 21-day long activities spread over 23 days. One can get a helicopter ride to witness the different trails or get a seat near the finish-lines to join in on the loud cheering!

paris in july

The Peacock Society Festival

5th-7th July 2019
The Peacock Society Festival is a two-day event at a warehouse-style venue and is Paris’s most popular electronic music festival. With an impressive lineup of the most famous names in House and Techno underground, it’s a feast for EDM lovers.

Paris in July: 5-day Itinerary


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Paris Weather in July

Warm weather and sunny days are the perfect descriptions of summer weather in Paris. With an average temperature of 20 and humidity of 65%, the days are long and easily witness to about ten hours of sunshine and the evenings are pleasant.

Where to Stay in Paris in July

Being a global favorite among tourists, Paris has a series of accommodation to suit all kinds of travelers. Choose your pick from among these for a fun-filled Parisian stay:

What to Pack for Visiting Paris in July

Paris in July sees plenty of warm and sunny days which calls for sufficient summer accessories such as scarves, sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen! Besides packing accessories to prevent sun-related skin issues, it would be a good idea to keep plenty of colorful, light cotton such as capris, shorts, dresses and other comfortable wear.

Getting Around Paris in July

Paris is a fairly well-connected city in terms of public transport which is managed by the RATP. It comprises the Metro (underground), tram, RER suburban express train (connecting the Métro inside Paris), bus, and noctilien (night bus). Paris and its suburbs are divided into 6 zones and the Metro serves as the most convenient transport within city limits. If you’d like to explore the streets of Paris, buses are also a good option as there are several stops across the city replete with the routes listed near the bus stops. There are plenty of services that allow one to rent bicycles as well to explore any street on a whim!

Paris in July - Must Try Delicacies

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Foie Gras

Foie Gras is a popular gastronomical delicacy of French cuisine that consists of the liver of an especially fattened duck or geese. Prepared as a mousse or parfait, its creamy and buttery texture makes it a unique dish.
Where to eat: La Jacobine

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Macarons

Paris is as famous for its lights as it is for the sumptuous pastry shops. It’s imperative that you try the famous Macarons of the city which are bite-sized, colorful and tiny edibles with the most amazing flavors ranging from salted caramel to raspberry.
Where to eat: Pierre Hermé

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Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois is literally the pastry fit for kings that is eaten on the feast of Epiphany with an accompaniment of cider or champagne. This traditional frangipani tart is made with pastry, butter, and ground almonds.
Where to eat: Fauchon

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Chicken Marengo

Consisting of chicken sautéed with oil, garlic, and tomatoes, and garnished with fried eggs and crayfish, Chicken Marengo is a French dish that was made in honor of Napoleon’s victory in the Battle of Marengo.

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Beef bourguignon

The Beef bourguignon is a French dish that uses a mix of different vegetables to be cooked along with beef stew braised in red wine and beef stock. It also includes a heady mix of pearl onions, mushrooms, and bacon that add to its taste.
Where to eat: La Cava Gourmande

Tips to Visit Paris in July


  • Always keep an umbrella handy : While it’s relatively good weather days in July, it’s best to carry an umbrella at all times as it can pour at any time of the day.
  • Walk around the Downtown areas : While in Paris, exploring every alleyway is great fun owing to the prettiness of each street. You won’t be surprised to see many visitors taking photographs in front of several charming houses and street fronts.
  • Keep comfortable shoes or slippers : Paris is listed among the best walking cities in the world and is easily explored by foot. Feel free to slip into your most comfortable footwear and embark on a journey of discovery just by yourself.
  • Summer Clothes for Paris Plages : If you intend to participate in the Plages and would like to lounge on deck chairs and sunbathe, be sure to carry appropriate summer wear and plenty of sunscreen.

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