Paris in June is a fiesta! The parks and streets are filled with people enjoying the early summer sun, going on picnics and rocking out at outdoor music festivals. The attractions stay open longer and the sunset is later, giving you ample time to explore both the fantastic treasures in Paris’s attractions and the natural beauty outdoors. From sporting events to live entertainment, there is a lot to do in Paris in June. Just stay prepared for the occasional shower and the city is waiting to be explored! Here is a guide on things to do and places to visit in Paris in June.
What makes Paris in June a must-visit?
- Fantastic weather: Sunshine brings cheer, and Paris in June is enjoying the start of summer. Most of the days are bright and sunny, without the high heat of peak summer. Yes, you will encounter a few days of rain and thunderstorm, but you can never avoid them in Paris!
- Start of summer festivities: Summer feels like a festival in itself and you will find even the locals celebrating the weather. Many concerts, music festivals, and parties take place in June, ensuring you are never out of things to do in the long days. In June schools are still running in Paris, so the locals are around and you also get a taste of everyday life in the city.
- Outdoor activities and day trips: If you thought spring is a great time to be outdoors, summer beats it! The countryside around Paris blooms and offers a soothing visual for sore eyes. It is an ideal time to go on day trips like Mont St. Michel, Giverny, Versailles, and more.
Paris in June : Weather
Paris in June is heading into summer and the average temperature is around 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees F). The maximum temperature is around 22 degrees C (71.6 degrees F) while minimum temperature goes to about 13 degrees C (55.4 degrees F). The weather is generally pleasant but you can expect about 7-8 days of cloudy weather and thunderstorms.
Paris in June : Things to do
The Eiffel Tower
A trip to Paris means a visit to the Eiffel Tower is definitely on the books. But why don’t you try experiencing it a tad bit differently? Climb up the stairs for a sunset view, enjoy a lunch or romantic dinner atop the tower, or skip the line to get past the crowds and admire the picturesque panorama.
June 1-13 : Everyday, – 9:30 AM – 11:45 PM
June 14 – 30 : Everyday, – 9:00 AM – 12:45 AM
Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,
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Palace of Versailles
Summer is when the true splendour of the Palace of Versailles can be captured! It is the time when the sun shines bright and floods the halls lighting them up, and livens up the gardens after a long slumber of winter. Take a guided skip the line tour as the palace sees maximum tourist footfalls in June!
The Palace – Everyday except Mondays – 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
The Gardens – Everyday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles,
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Home of the Mona Lisa, the Louvre Museum saw more than 10 million visitors in 2018. The museum has an exhaustive collection of 460,000 objects and 35,000 works including the temporary exhibition ‘Archaeology goes graphic’. A guided tour is the best way to ensure you cover all the important works of art and beat the crowds.
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Tuesday – Closed
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris,
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A perfect end to the long summer evenings of June is to visit a Parisian Cabaret. For decades, Parisian cabaret houses – Lido, Moulin Rouge, Crazy Horse, Paradis Latin- have entertained visitors with exciting Can Can routines and live entertainment with comedy. You won’t be forgetting the glitz and glamour any time soon!
Crazy Horse, 12 Avenue George V, Paris
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Seine Dinner Cruise
The fabulous weather of June makes traveling down the Seine a breeze! Take a cruise to traverse the Seine that is lined with iconic landmarks and is designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Amp up the experience by choosing a dinner cruise or an after dark cruise to truly experience the ‘City of Lights’.
Port Solferino, 23 Quai Anatole france
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Get the thrills and chills on a tour of the Catacombs in Paris. These underground tunnels are home to the remains of over six million people and you can view their skeletal remains in an array of sculptures throughout the tunnels. A mix of macabre and history, the catacombs are one of the busiest attractions in Paris.
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris,
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Day Trips from Paris
June is the beginning of great weather and the perfect time to enjoy the lush countryside. Take a day trip to the castle of Loire Valley, Monet’s garden in Giverny, beaches of Normandy or the abbey at Mont Saint Michel. A group tour with luxury coach transportation is the best way to go on a day trip.
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Paris in June : Events to Look Out For
We Love Green
June 1-2, 2019
A music festival does not often ring ‘eco-friendliness’ but the ‘We Love Green’ exactly aims to do that. The annual festival is an experiment to highlight how concerts and events can be sustainable yet high on energy. From plastic-free venues to no-private transport guests, this festival is bringing in the change.
FIFA Women’s Football World Cup
June 7 – July 7, 2019
The football fever is gripping Paris in June when the Women’s Football World Cup will commence in its eight editions. Over 24 teams will vie for the final cup and matches will be played at Parc des Princes in Paris, while the final will take place in Lyon.
Champs-Élysées Film Festival
June 18-25, 2019
The Champs-Élysées Film Festival celebrates American and French independent movie making and features filmmakers from these two countries. The movies are screened at theatres along the Champs-Élysées at Le Balzac, Publicis Cinemas, Le Lincoln, UGC George V and Gaumont Champs-Elysées Film Marignan.
Fête de La Musique
June 21, 2019
Also known as the World Music Day, the Fete de la Musique has taken over the world. You can experience the true spirit of the day in Paris on the day of Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The entire city is overtaken by musicians who host concerts in every conceivable place.
Paris Pride Parade
June 29, 2019
The Marche des Fiertés LGBT or the Pride Parade has been a Parisian tradition for almost 40 years now. It has evolved into one of the biggest pride parades in the world. The parade starts at Place de la Concorde at 2 PM and winds up at Place de La Republique around 5 PM with after-parties going on till 10 PM.
French Open 2019
May 26 – June 9, 2019
The world’s premier clay court tennis competition, the French Open at Roland Garros is one of the four Grand Slam events. This year Rafael Nadal will defend his title and the tournament will include a galaxy of players like Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Simona Halep.
Paris in June : 5-day Itinerary
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Paris Weather in June
The days get longer and warmer in Paris in June. Historically, the maximum temperatures hover around 22 degrees C (71.6 degrees F) but the warming of the planet is catching up with Paris and in 2018 the maximum temperature was 31 degrees C (87.8 degrees F). The sun rises at 5:50 AM and sets around 9:50 PM, leaving ample daylight for sightseeing.
Where to Stay in Paris
Paris is an large city spread across twenty arrondissements and each one is ideal for certain types of travelers. The 1st Arrondissement is great as a base for sightseeing, if nightlife is your agenda then Marais is where you should stay, amongst the romantic areas is Montmartre, while Saint German is great for families with kids. Here is our choice of hotels to stay during your trip –
- 5 & 4 star hotels – Maison Souquet, Le Bristol Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, Le Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa, Fauchon L’Hôtel
- Mid-range hotels – Hotel Mistral, Hotel La Nouvelle Republique, Hotel de Londres Eiffel, Signature Saint German, Hotel Joke Astotel
- Budget Hotels – Plug-Inn, Les Piaules, JO&JOE Paris - Gentilly, St. Christopher’s Inn Paris
What to Pack for Visiting Paris in June
Pack for both rain and shine for Paris in June! The sun will be bright and hot, so pack in the sunglasses, hats, and summer clothes. But, there are chances of thundershowers; so carry a waterproof jacket or an umbrella. Paris demands a lot of walking, therefore, make sure you get good shoes. If you are attending cabarets or visiting high-end restaurants, ensure that you pack something fancy.
Getting Around Paris in June
Public Transportation is great in Paris and you are never far away from a bus stop, tram stop or a metro station. An ideal way to move around the city is to buy a Paris Pass, which will allow free public transport plus free access to monuments and attractions. Here is a look at the different modes of transportation in the city –
- Metro – The widest network with 16 lines and over 300 stations.
- Bus – Ideal for short distance connectivity, it includes a network of 353 regular bus lines and 47 Noctiliens or night-bus lines covering over 13,000 stops.
- RER – Perfect for those staying in the suburbs, the Regional Rail has five lines going out of Paris.
Paris in June - Must Try Delicacies
Seafood lovers will appreciate this fish stew made of different kinds of fish made alongside summer vegetables like leeks, celery, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. Served with a side of creamy mayonnaise sauce called rouille, the bouillabaisse is a perfect lunch dish in June.
Where to order: Chez Janou
No dish celebrates the bounty of fruits like the French dessert clafouti! This pie-like dessert is baked and topped with fruits like cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears, or cranberries. Served lukewarm with a topping of cream, this will give your meal a happy ending!
Where to order: Gerard Mulot
The perfect side-dish to go along with a glass of wine is the gougère. It is a savory choux pastry which is airy and light and stuffed with cheese or even vegetables like mushrooms. These little snackable pastries can be eaten as appetizers or for a quick snack to keep you going while sightseeing.
Where to order: L'Avant Comptoir
Oyster fans will love this land version – the Escargot or better known as snails! The snails soak up the flavour of whatever sauces they are cooked in and the best version is had with bourguignonne sauce. Pair the escargot with a great wine and you have yourself a traditional French meal.
Where to order: L’Escargot Montorgueil
You cannot leave Paris without making a meal out of a crepe! These flat pancakes are loved all over the world and summer is a great time to indulge in savory versions of crepes filled with fresh vegetables and delicious cheese. Breakfast or dinner, you can dig into a crepe at any time of the day.
Where to order: Breizh Café
Tips to Visit Paris in June
- Cinema fans can rejoice as the Fete du Cinema will open from June 25-28, 2019. It is an annual event running for the past 30 years, when cinema theatres across the city open their doors for patrons at a heavily discounted price. The focus is on independent and creative cinema.
- Starting June, the Tuileries Garden in Paris is host to a children’s fair with over 60 attractions, games and rides called the ‘Fete de Tuileries’. The fair runs every Friday and Saturday from June to August from 11 AM to 1 AM and is free for all.
- Shopoholics will have their hands full and pockets empty because the summer sales start June 26th in Paris and all the stores will throw open their merchandise for discounted rates. While the sales are open till July 24th, you can expect stocks to run out soon!
- From June 15 to September 21, the gardens at the Palace of Versailles are witness to a spectacular event called the Fountains Night Show. Every Saturday, the gardens are open from 8:30 PM until 11:00 PM and you can see a show with light, music and water. The evening ends with a fireworks display you don’t want to miss.
- The Parisian skies will burst into color and acrobatics during the International Paris Air Show. The show is open for public from June 21-23 and you can view the various exhibitions with innovations, but also the air shows with various aircraft.
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