A summer itinerary: Paris Plages and the Fountains of Versailles

With the approach of summer, Paris becomes more than ever an endless source of wonder, bursting with interesting, fun-filled and culturally enriching things to do. If you had the commendable foresight and good judgement to choose this time of year to visit the City of Light, don’t miss two essential summer events; Paris Plages and the magnificent nocturnal spectacle of the Fountains of Versailles. Your Parisian itinerary should certainly include these two exceptional celebratory occasions.

Paris: the quintessential summer capital

As the temperature rises and the good weather begins to make a comeback, Paris displays her summer finery and creates a seductively attractive ambience. To ensure that your visit to the city is memorable from beginning to end, selecting the best hotel for your needs is a key step that needs to be considered very seriously. To make the decision easier, we would like to point out that the Hotel Sophie Germain has a number of advantages in terms of location and the quality of services we offer. Everything about this establishment exudes the kind of elegance and style that you would expect to find in one of the world’s most sophisticated cities. We also have many excellent suggestions regarding things to do during your summer break in Paris, including Paris Plages and the Musical Fountains Show at Versailles.

Discover two key events of the Parisian summer

For several weeks each year Paris is transformed into a veritable seaside resort. In fact, Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) has become a modern tradition, enjoying outstanding success and attracting millions of visitors eager for sun and fun. From July 18th to September 4th, various parts of the capital will be converted into beaches using thousands of tons of sand. And that’s just the start, because all the wonderful things you associate with a beach resort holiday will also be provided, including sun loungers, beach volleyball courts, giant palm trees, ice cream stands and churros, etc ... it’s a Seine-side vacation!

As a wonderful counterpoint to the fun in the sun, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy an evening experience guaranteed to lift your soul. Don’t miss the sublime grand musical display of the Fountains at Versailles. This will take place every Saturday night from June 18th to September 17th and the least we can say is that you will be amazed by the magic and beauty of this exquisite show. In the gorgeous setting of Versailles, with the exquisite château forming a majestic backdrop, the illuminated fountain waters dance to the sounds of music in a show that is quite simply spectacular.



You'll certainly understand when we suggest that your stay in Paris would be incomplete without experiencing these two contrasting, but equally enjoyable, summer treats.


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La Villette river basin
Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)
Versailles Palace


Picture copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

Hotel Sophie Germain, a charming 3* hotel on the left bank of Paris

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