What to do this summer 2022 in Paris?

Les bords de Seine pendant l'été à Paris.

The sun is shining in Paris as summer 2022 is fast approaching. Thus, the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche reveals its tips, ideas for outings and other good addresses at the start of summer. You have a list of choices, between a cultural, gastronomic, sporty or festive summer. Why not choose all 4?
Discover without further delay a selection of our best finds, for an unforgettable summer 2022 in Paris!

Cultural summer 2022 in Paris

It is no longer a secret, the beautiful city of light has no shortage of exhibitions to see, monuments to visit, neighborhoods rich in history, great characters… In our previous article, we already shared the must-see exhibitions of the moment in Paris.
But the cultural summer in Paris also means visiting major monuments and places of interest. In addition, we strongly recommend that you book your tickets online. Cultural summer 2022 in Paris is on!

The unmissable Eiffel Tower

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The Iron Lady, a Parisian symbol, remains an emblematic one, to see from the outside as from the top of its tower. With a 360-degree panorama of Paris, the city of light is fully revealed, and its view never disappoints. The unmissable national holiday of July 14 takes place on the Champs-Elysées. However, you will be a spectator of an impressive aerial ballet throughout Paris. And to finish, a fireworks display will be set off at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, followed by a spectacular concert.
In addition, find all the information here.

The dazzling Sainte-Chapelle

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This jewel dating from the Gothic period will amaze you. With its some 1,113 stained glass windows, adorned with fifteen stained-glass windows and a rose forming veritable walls of light. The Sainte-Chapelle, built in the mid-thirteenth century by Louis IX, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Note that entry is free for young people under 26, from the European Union.
Find more information here.

The imposing Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

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Summer and winter, spring and autumn, the Butte de Montmartre and its basilica are a must in the capital. After climbing the many steps for the more adventurous, find yourself facing the imposing Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It offers at its summit, at an altitude of 130 meters, one of the most beautiful panoramas of Paris. In Romano-Byzantine style, the basilica is recognizable by its white color. A little tip, go to the dome (paying) for an even higher and exceptional view of Paris.
In addition, the visit is open and free, find the timetables on the official website.

The luxurious Place Vendôme

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Located near the Opera and its famous brand stores, Place Vendôme is an iconic place in Paris. Typical of classical French town planning, it is considered one of the most luxurious squares in the world. Surrounded by showcases of French fine jewelry, its haute couture houses and the grandiose Ritz palace. Place Vendôme thus reflects French luxury and grandeur.

The emblematic Alexandre III bridge

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The Alexander III Bridge is a classified historical monument, and was inaugurated on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1900. It has monumental pylons of 17 meters high, and decorated with gilded bronze. They represent the fame of Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry. The Alexandre III bridge is an emblematic of Paris, because it connects on both sides, the Invalides to the Grand and Petit Palais. Its quays of the Seine are very popular with locals and tourists, because of the panoramic view it offers on the Eiffel Tower, and its many terraces.

Major exhibitions this summer 2022 in Paris

Also in July, cultural outings to the museum have an enticing program:

  • Gaudi at the Musée d’Orsay (until July 10, 2022)
  • At the sources of the Water Lilies: the Impressionists and decoration at the Musée de l’Orangerie (until July 11, 2022)
  • Romy Schneider at the Cinémathèque (until July 31, 2022)
  • Splendours of Central Asia, on the caravan routes of Uzbekistan at the Louvre Museum (until July 25, 2022)
  • Lights of Finland by Albert Edelfelt at the Petit Palais (until July 10, 2022)

Gastronomic summer 2022 in Paris

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France is one of the richest and most delicious gastronomies. We have specially selected for you Parisian addresses representing this cuisine with international influence. A stay in the capital without trying the many restaurants, cafes and bistros? It’s not in our agenda! Overview of a gourmet summer 2022 in Paris, (and for all budgets).

Le Pré Catalan, a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant

If we had to sum up this restaurant in one word: prestigious. From its gastronomy, its service, its team, its atmosphere, its setting … In short, you will have understood it, Le Pré Catalan offers a haute cuisine, refined and inventive, under the orders of the talented chef Frédéric Anton. This one is distinguished with 3 stars in the Michelin guide, 19/20 and 5 toques in GaultMillau.
A meal at Pré Catalan will take you to the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, in the historic Napoleon III pavilion.
For more information on the menu and reservation.

Jòia by Hélène Darroze, a house of taste

Located in the heart of the 2nd area of Paris, hides one of the restaurants of the starred chef Hélène Darroze. A real gastronomic experience awaits you, through recipes inspired by London or Italy. The setting is warm and friendly, with large tables and a bird’s eye view of the open kitchen. It would almost feel like home, with great private chefs just for us.
Le Joia offers a lunch service (12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) during the week, and a brunch on weekends.
For more information on the card and reservation.

Café Charlot, a typical Parisian bistro

For lovers of Paris and the charm of yesteryear Parisian style, this address is for you. Located in the 3rd area of Paris, the bistros do not generally go unnoticed. Their storefront, tables and chairs, cutlery and typical decor give it all the charm of the capital. In the Marais district, the Café Charlot will bring you into the atmosphere of the 1950s. The bistro offers a simple, classic but nevertheless effective menu.
Open every day from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., the place is accessible for all times of the day.
Discover the detailed menu here.

Loulou Paris, a meal in the heart of the Louvre

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This elegant restaurant, located in the Decorative Arts Museum, serves Italian and French dishes. In an exceptional and unique setting, Loulou Paris is nestled in the heart of the Carrousel du Louvre. The decor is chic and elegant, you feel privileged in front of the breathtaking view of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Depending on the season, the restaurant unveils dishes from the French and Italian Riviera, and unmissable classics. At the helm, Benoit Dargère, a promising young chef with southern and Italian accents. Le Loulou Paris even welcomes you to organize your events or in groups of more than 12 people.
More information on their official website.

Sporty summer 2022 in Paris

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Paris will soon host the Olympic Games in 2024. This major sporting event prepares the ground for many upstream events and activities in the capital. Find all the latest news about Paris Olympics 2024, in our latest article. The summer 2022 promises to be intense in Paris!

Olympic Day, June 23

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Prepare for a free race around the main Olympic venues of the Paris Games. With, among other things, 2024 meters of route starting from the Trocadéro, ending near the ephemeral Grand Palais, on the Champ-de-Mars. For young and old alike, running is done on foot or by bike. The perfect opportunity to get back in shape at the start of summer.
To register, it is right here!

Paris Plages

Every year, the beach comes to settle on the Parisian asphalt. Along the banks of the Seine, relaxation and leisure will be on the program. Suitable for the whole family, young and old alike, around activities by the water. Among which, table football, boxing, a pétanque court, giant games for the little ones etc. For those who love idleness, take advantage of the hundreds of deckchairs available, with their feet in the sand.

The Bassin de la Villette

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Few people know it, but the Bassin de la Villette hosts many nautical activities. You will be spoiled for choice between canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding or even pedal-boat cycling. Other activities are also organized for the little ones, trampolines and entertainment with the Ludo Plages. Finally, swimming pools will be offered in sports centers such as Léo-Lagrange in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

Jardins du Trocadéro

Les Jardins du Trocadéro will welcome a new Paris Plages site. Entirely devoted to sport, and to hosting major international sporting events. During the summer of 2021 will take place in Paris, among others: the European Basketball Championship 3×3 or an international skateboard competition. The Tokyo Olympic Games will be totally in the spotlight, with broadcasts of the Olympic and Paralympic events.

Festive summer 2022 in Paris

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Summer 2022 in Paris is also warm evenings with friends, good meals with the family, night walks in the capital. For night lovers, and nocturnal owls, this part is for you!

Solarium, house & chill barge

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On the Solarium barge, nestled near the Cité de la Mode et du Design, and its many rooftop bars. This new festive space in the 13th arrondissement along the Quays promises beautiful summer evenings. Many events are organized from Thursday to Sunday, and especially on weekends with the best of the electro scene. Solarium also offers a menu with pizzas, platters and other cocktails to enjoy. We particularly like Thursdays with “La Madrague”, an immersion in the Saint Tropez of the 60s. With a cutting-edge selection designed by Bon Entendeur, discover the cream of the French house and electro scene.
Find all the events on the Solarium Facebook page.

La Clairière, an electro green setting

La Clairière is a must-see in Paris, which we recommend with your eyes closed if you are fond of electro music. In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, in a green and luxuriant setting. This bucolic and enchanted place hosts evenings and concerts every weekend of the summer. Surrounded by hundred-year-old trees, vast carpets of grass and a skimmed music scene. This summer, you will be able to find Polo & Pan, Joris Delacroix, Ofenbach or Bob Sinclar.
All information and events here.

Rooftop de la Grande Arche, afterwork on the 35th floor

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To finish our selection, this place looks promising and twirling. The Grande Arche de La Défense will host afterworks all summer long on their rooftop, 110 meters high! The view is breathtaking over Paris and La Défense, all the more so at night. Please note that places are often limited.
Find all the information here.

Which addresses will you test? What are you going to add to your to-do list? We are soon preparing a second part, on the essential places and new addresses to test this summer 2022 in Paris. Also find all our tips and the latest unmissable outings on our Instagram account.
The season has only just begun, so stay tuned!