Paris Plages 2014 offers the perfect excuse to slap on some sunscreen, pitch your deckchair, buy an ice cream and soak up the sun by the Seine. Meanwhile the range of outdoor pursuits offered by Les Berges is virtually endless. Then, in the evening, outdoor cinema at La Villette provides a golden opportunity to watch great movies in the open air. Yes, the Parisian summer is in full swing and there’s a lot to do outside. At the BW Hotel Quartier Latin Pantheon we are always delighted to keep you abreast of what’s going on under the blue Parisian sky.
Seaside resorts along the Seine and at La Villette
From late July until late August three locations along the Seine transform into seaside resorts. Huge quantities of sand are shipped in, swimming pools are set up, sports facilities are provided and free music concerts are staged in the evenings. Open free of charge from 8:00 a.m. until midnight, the Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare and Bassin de la Villette offer you all the pleasures of a beach holiday without having to leave the city. The Parc de la Villette is a major outdoor cultural hub of the capital. From July 23rd to August 24th this glorious green space adds to this reputation by becoming a free open air cinema. A huge screen is set up and everyone is welcome to come along, get comfortable on the grass or in a deckchair, and experience the warm communal vibe of a good movie enjoyed beneath the open skies.
The recently renovated 2.3 kilometre stretch of the Left Bank known as Les Berges is a vibrant public space offering a huge selection of games, play areas for children, open air dining opportunities and lots more entertainment. There’s always something happening, running the gamut from A to Zumba. Check out the website for the many scheduled activities available. From June 25 to September 21, an exhibition “Les Stars et la Seine” (Stars and the Seine river) will present great stars immortalized by photographers from Paris Match. These rare photographs show these icons walking along the Seine ...
Enjoy Paris this Summer in all kinds of ways
The best deals online for the BW Hotel Quartier Latin Pantheon can be found on our official website, so treat yourself this summer. Then you can enjoy events as diverse as those we recommend. The Paris Cinema Festival from July 5th to 12th features films for all tastes and some 200 special guests from the movie world. Celebrate Bastille Day like a Parisian on July 14th with parties, fireworks and Europe’s largest and oldest military parade. Be there at the dramatic finish of the Tour de France on July 27th, and shop your heart out at the Paris Summer Sales from June 25th to July 29th.
Paris Plages : July 19 – August 17, 2014
Voie Georges Pompidou, Paris 4e et Bassin de la Villette, Paris 19e.
Metro : Sully-Morland or Pont-Marie, line 7 - Porte de La Villette, line 7.
Les Stars et la Seine : June 25th - September 21st, 2014
Exhibition at the Port de Solférino, Paris 7e
Metro Assemblée Nationale, line 12
Picture copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand
Best Western Quartier Latin Panthéon Hotel, a 3 star hotel Paris