Things to Do in Paris in August

Things to Do in Paris in August

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This post contains our top 10 suggestions for things to do in Paris during the month of August, including concerts, events, sports, and popular attractions.

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN PARIS IN AUGUST

Our top 10 list helps you decide how to spend your time in Paris with the best concerts, events, attractions, and activities available in August.

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Be sure to also check out our master post on things to do in Paris for any time of the year.


(1) Attend a Concert

August has a few big-name artists and events coming through Paris, which is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the evening.

 

 

If you want to see everything happening in Paris during August, check out the full concert lineup.

And for more evening activities ideas, check out our post on things to do at night in Paris.


(2) See a Major Sporting Event

Summertime is a great time to grab your friends or family and head out to a football game! Luckily, there are plenty of matches during the month of August.

 

 

Football (Soccer)

Pro Skating

If you want to see all the events in August, click here.

If you’re looking for more family-friendly activities in Paris, check out our full post.


(3) Take a Sightseeing Tour

August is a great time to get out and enjoy the City of Lights! You’ll have the sunniest weather all year, which means endless opportunities to enjoy a walking tour or bike tour.

 

 

If you’re interested in something like the popular hop-on-hop-off bus tours, check out our Paris bus tour comparison. 

TIP: You can find hop-on-hop-off bus tickets and other tours on several tourist attraction discount passes.


(4) Enjoy the Theatre

There are a few shows available to enjoy in Paris during August.

 

 

Moulin Rouge

What could be more Parisian than spending an evening at a cabaret? 

The Moulin Rouge is known for its live music, extravagant costumes, and beautiful performers in a luxurious environment.

Performances run regularly year-round, and we recommend getting your tickets a few months out as they do tend to sell out. 

How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour

This one-hour comedy show has become a popular staple for visitors coming through the City of Lights.

Olivier Giraud performs his one-man show in English, giving hilarious lessons on how to interpret facial expressions and when to use specific phrases.

Note: This show is recommended for those aged 16+.


(5) Paris Plages City Beaches

Every summer between mid-July and early September, the banks of the River Seine become home to pop-up beaches in the middle of the city. This annual, free summer fun is open to everyone and a draw for both locals and visitors.

 

 

The beaches are generally open from 9:00 am to midnight and you can find the main one on the right bank between the Louvre and City Hall. You’ll see sand, swimming pools, and live music depending on the day. 


(6) The Liberation of Paris Festivities

2019 is the 74th anniversary of the celebration of the end of over four years of Nazi occupation during World War II.

 

 

On August 25, images will be projected on the side of Paris City Hall that illustrate the historical events and commemorate those who died fighting for the French Resistance from 17:00 – 18:00 (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm).

You’ll find music and dancing in front of Hotel de Ville that start at 21:00 (9:00 pm).  

It is free to participate in the festivities. Find more budget-friendly things to do in our free activities post.


(7) Movies on the Lawn

Enjoy Cinema en Plein Air at Parc de la Villette, which is a free outdoor cinema that runs through mid-August.

They show a combination of classic movies and new films in their original languages with French subtitles.

 

 

You can bring a blanket or your own chair, or rent a folding chair for €7. If you want the full French experience, pack your picnic!

English-Language Movie Lineup for August:

  • August 1: Captain Fantastic
  • August 2: Snowpiercer
  • August 4: And in the Middle is a River
  • August 9: Dog Island
  • August 10: Ready Player One
  • August 11: Lost Horizons
  • August 15: Erin Brockovich
  • August 16: The Children of Men
  • August 18: Blade Runner

If you’re looking for more cheap ways to have fun in Paris, check out our article on free things to do in Paris.


(8) Treteaux Nomades 

For the past 20 years, the Treteaux Nomades traveling festival has closed out the summer in Paris. This year, performances will happen from August 26 – September 8 in a variety of places.

 

 

You can find poetry readings, music concerts, burlesque theatre, plays, and other performances in venues such as Arenes de Montmartre, Hotel de Beauvais, and parks. There will surely be a show and an atmosphere to suit everyone.

While dialogue-heavy shows might be difficult to understand for those who don’t speak French, dances and concerts should be universally understandable.


(9) Take a Food Tour

French food is famous all over the world, and for good reason. So when you visit Paris it’s the perfect time to sample as many dishes as possible.

Food tours are the easiest way to get a local guide to point you in the direction of all the best food options.

 

 

Food Tours Available:

  • Dessert and Pastry Tours
  • Chocolate Tours
  • Wine Tours
  • Food and Bike Tours

For a comparison of the best food tours in Paris, take a look at our post.


(10) Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

With a tourist attraction discount pass, you’ll get to see much more at a bulk discount – up to 55% for some popular attractions!

These passes can also save you time with skip-the-queue privileges at select popular tourist attractions. 

 

 

Just Some of the Attractions Included in Discount Passes:

  • The Louvre Museum (Skip-the-Line)
  • Seine River Cruise (Fast Track)
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Picasso Museum
  • Eiffel Tower

Take a look at our discount pass comparison post to see which one could save you the most time and money.

 


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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Here here are a few attractions that didn’t quite make the top 10 list but we couldn’t leave out. 


Visit the Eiffel Tower

Can you say you’ve visited Paris without a photo in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower?

August is a great time to see the famous landmark, while the skies are most likely to be clear to allow for a fantastic view from the top or a perfect picnic in the park below.

 

 

The crowds will likely be at their heaviest in August, so we recommend getting your tickets in advance.

Check out our tips on visiting the tower here.


Visit Versailles

Versailles is a palace on a large estate that has seen its share of historically significant events, such as the WWI Peace Treaty signing.

It is about 40 minutes from the center of Paris by train and a very popular destination. 

Check out our full post on Versailles tickets and tours to find the best deals and ways to see the massive estate.


Paris Museum of Modern Art

One of the best free museums in the city is the Paris Museum of Modern Art. This museum holds a wide array of impressive contemporary works, including paintings, mixed-media installations, and sculptures.

The permanent collection is always free to see. 

For more free things to do, check out our free activities in Paris post. 


See The Louvre

The Louvre started out as a palace for French royalty and is now one of the world’s most famous museum.

Almost everyone will recognize the glass pyramid outside the museum as well as the impressive architecture.

 

 

You can see the Mona Lisa and visit at almost any time of day, as they’re open late several days a week. If you want to see the most impressive view of the pyramid outside we recommend going after dark.

For more things to do in the evening, check out our activities in Paris at night post.

TIP: Entry to The Louvre is included on several tourist attraction discount passes in Paris.

 


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What to Do in Paris Today

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The City of Lights certainly has no shortage of culture to explore, attractions to visit, and things to do. This post contains our top 10 list of things to do in Paris, as well as the best things to do for free, with your kids, and at night.

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Here is our list of the absolute top 10 best things to see and do in Paris, including tours, palaces, music, and other attractions. Don’t forget to look at our tour information if you want a guide to the city.


(1) Go on a Sightseeing Tour

There are many great guides ready to show you around Paris! One of the most popular options is to take a bus tour, like the Hop-On-Hop-Off buses that give you convenient transportation around the city complete with entertaining narration.  

 

 

Paris also has the River Seine running through it, which means there are fun boat tours give you a different perspective of the city.  

Of course, if you don’t want to be restricted to a specific start time, self-guided walking tours are always a good option.


(2) The Louvre Museum

The Louvre started out as a palace where French royalty lived, and is now one of the most famous museums in the world. It is instantly recognizable by the glass pyramid that sits in the courtyard and the lavish architecture that makes up the palace.

 

 

On the inside, you’ll find the famous Mona Lisa painting as well as other masterpeices. And the great thing about the Louvre is that you aren’t restricted to daytime entry! The museum is open late multiple days per week.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, they are open until 21:45. And although it can get crowded, the doors are open for free between 18:00 and 21:45 on the first Saturday of every month.

For a breathtaking view of the large pyramid, we recommend visiting after the sun goes down!


(3) See the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is almost synonymous with Paris. It is a symbol of the city and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. You can get a great view of the tower from the grassy park that is right below it for free. If you go that route, bringing along a picnic to eat while admiring the view is the perfect way to spend a few hours.

 

 

The view from the observation decks are also impressive. You have the option of climbing the stairs or taking the elevators. In both cases, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance, or using a tourist pass that includes skip-the-line access, to avoid waiting in too many lines.


(4) Parisian Parks

There are a multitude of beautiful parks to visit in Paris. Whether you want to escape the crowded streets, eat a picnic lunch, or have kids who want to run around and play, there is a park for you to enjoy.

 

 

  • Parc du Champ de Mars is the green space next to the Eiffel Tower, and perfect for a picnic.
  • Jardin de Luxembourg is an impressive paid playground that many local children love.
  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont has beautiful, shady footpaths for walking and running.
  • Le Petite Ceinture is an interesting former railway line that is now a lovely and less-well-known green space.

Most of these parks are completely free to enjoy, which is perfect if you’re on a budget! For more free attractions in Paris, check out the section below.


(5) Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a massive estate approximately 40 minutes outside of Paris that is both beautiful and historically significant. It has seen many important events such as the Peace Treaty signing between the Germans and Allies for WWI.

 

 

Versailles is definitely worth seeing, but its popularity makes it likely you’ll have to wait in long lines unless you plan ahead.

For the most in-depth information regarding ticket types and how to purchase them or which tours might be best to take, head over to our comprehensive Versaille tickets and tours guide.


(6) Experience Paris Sports

Paris is a hub of top-level sports. All throughout the year, you can find championships, tournaments, and a wide number of sporting events.

Football (Soccer)

Basketball

Handball

Championship Events and Tournaments

If you’re with the family, keep in mind that many tournaments have play areas with games for the kids to enjoy. For more family-friendly outings, take a look at the section below.


(7) See the Moulin Rouge

That famous cabaret with the iconic windmill is still one of the most popular shows in Paris. The Moulin Rouge is defined by extravagant costumes and beautiful performers.

 

 

There are plenty of opportunities to see the show. We recommend booking a spot several months in advance as they usually sell out quickly.

Keep in mind that there is a dress code to enter the Moulin Rouge. No sports shoes or sportswear or shorts are allowed to be worn.  


(8) Find Live Music Every Day of the Week

Take a stroll down Champs-Elysees to see a wide variety of street performers singing or playing their instruments. If you enjoy what you hear, we recommend tipping!

 

 

Of course, Paris is a hub of cultural experiences. There are Opera and Ballet performances widely available almost every night of the week, and the artists are some of the best in the world.

If you’re looking to find a concert with someone like Maroon 5 or Elton John, take a look at the schedule of the AccorHotels Arena.  


(9) The Food Scene

French food is famous all over the world for being delicious, high-quality, and exotic. From crepes to Macarons, you won’t find a shortage of delicious pastries or sweets. And if you don’t know where to start, why not a Parisian food tour?

 

 

A Few Restaurants We Suggest:

Many of these places are great for family time or for entertainment at night.


(10) See More with a City Pass

Want to see it all in Paris? A tourist pass will allow you to save 50% or more by bundling up the attractions you want to see most and paying for just one pass. You can find all-inclusive packages which give you free entry to a number of locations, or passes that give you discounts to specific tours and locations.

 

 

Attractions and Features Included in Some Passes:

  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
  • Palace of Versailles
  • The Louvre
  • Picasso Museum
  • River Seine Cruise
  • The Aquarium
  • Fast Track Entry

See our Paris City Pass comparison here.

 


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FREE THINGS TO DO

While Paris is known for being classy, you don’t have to worry about busting your budget because there are plenty of free things to do! Here’s a list of our top 10 free things to do.

 

 

Our Free Things to Do in Paris post has even more detail about this top 10 list and even more ideas for the budget-conscious traveler.

  1. See the view from Basilique du Sacre Coeur.
  2. Listen to a free concert at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique.
  3. Find a free museum, like Musee Carnavalet or Museum of Modern Art.
  4. Explore the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre.
  5. See the Eiffel Tower during the day or night.
  6. Find famous gravestones at Cemetery Pere Lachaise.
  7. Watch street performers on Champs-Elysees.
  8. Find a free, sidewalk wine tasting at Les Caves Auges.
  9. Relax in one of Paris’s many parks.
  10. Take a look at Marie Curie’s lab in Musee Curie.

For more inspiration, check out our Free Things to Do post.

 


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THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

The City of Lights is even more beautiful at night! Here is our top 10 list of things to do at night in Paris.

 

 

For more things to do after dark in Paris, take a look at our Things to Do at Night post.

  1. Learn about Parisian murder mysteries through the ages.
  2. Catch a basketball game with Paris Basketball.
  3. Enjoy The Louvre while it is lit up at night.
  4. See a cabaret like the famous Moulin Rouge.
  5. Explore Parisian cuisine on a food tour.
  6. Find open-late museums on Sunday or Thursday nights.
  7. Go on a spooky walking tour with the kids.
  8. See the Eiffel Tower light show.
  9. Watch the Versaille Gardens fountain and fireworks show.
  10. Take a dinner cruise down the Seine River.

To see everything there is to do at night, check out our full post.

 


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FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO

Paris is an excellent city in which to have a family vacation. Here is our top 10 list for things to do with kids.

 

 

For a more detailed version of this family-friendly top 10 list, and even more ideas, check out our full post.

  1. Find the “I Love You” mural.
  2. Spend an afternoon at the Pompidou Centre.
  3. Enjoy a Paris Ballet or puppet performance.
  4. See a Saint-Germain football game.
  5. Learn about Parisian cuisine on a food tour.
  6. Enjoy the Parisian parks.
  7. Go on an evening coach tour of the city.
  8. See the Eiffel Tower from the ground or the observation deck.
  9. Take a guided cemetery tour of Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
  10. Go to the largest science museum in Europe.

Find even more things to do with your kids in the City of Lights on our full family-friendly post.

 


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Family-Friendly Things to Do in Paris

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This post covers the family-friendly things to do in Paris, including a top ten list, free activities, nighttime activities, dining options, museums, and things to do with teenagers. 

 

 


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Here is our top 10 list to help you narrow down the best things to see and do in Paris with your family! It includes tours, museums, dining suggestions, and entertainment.  Read more »

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The Best Paris River Cruises

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This posts reviews and compares the best Paris boat tours and Seine River cruises, including architecture cruises, sightseeing tours, speed boats, and water taxis.  

 

 


SEINE RIVER SIGHTSEEING CRUISES

Sightseeing cruises travel on the Seine travel past several popular sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Parliament, Musée d’Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral, amongst many others.

 

Sightseeing Boat Cruises Paris

 

Each cruise features recorded audio commentary that is played on board the cruise and usually comes in several different languages.

Most of these tours run up until 21:00 or 22:00 (9 pm or 10 pm) at night, making them both daytime and nighttime sightseeing tours.


Bateaux Parisiens 

This company offers a 1-hour cruise with commentary, departing from the Eiffel Tower.

 

Bateaux Parisiens 

 

In addition to an individual audio guide that comes in 14 different languages, there is also an onboard hostess guide to answer any of your questions.

Tours depart every 30 minutes in the high season and every hour in the off-season.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: €15
  • Children: €7

Purchase tickets or learn more.

Before you pay full price, please note that this tour is free with several Paris tourist discount passes as well as bus tour combinations.

Check our discounts section for more details.


Vedettes de Paris

With a wide range of boat cruises that run both in the daytime and evenings, this company is definitely worth considering.

This sightseeing tour is approximately 1 hour and passes by major sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Musée d’Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral, among many others.

There are multiple departure times each day. Changes by season. Check the website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: €15
  • Children: €7

Purchase tickets or learn more.

Note: Your ticket is valid for the entire day, so you can choose which time you would like to take the cruise as long as the boat isn’t completely full.


Bateaux Mouches

This is another very popular boat tour company that runs daily sightseeing cruises along the Seine. Their prices are more affordable than any other sightseeing cruise featured on this list.
 

Bateaux Cruises Paris

 
As with the others, it is also approximately 1 hour and passes by all the major sites along the river.

Each boat has both an open top-deck, as well as a glass bottom deck so that you can enjoy the beautiful views wherever you are.

There are multiple departure times each day. Changes by season. Check the website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: €14
  • Children: €6

Purchase tickets or learn more.

This company also offers lunch and dinner cruises, among a few others, which are featured in the appropriate sections.


Additional Tours

Paris City Vision (GrayLine) – Paris City Vision, which operates under GrayLine, specializes primarily in package deals that combine a boat cruise with other activities.

Vedettes du Pont Neuf – Another cruise company offering a range of day and evening sightseeing tours.

Green River Cruises – A smaller, but immensely popular cruise company in Paris. Free when purchased as part of the Paris Pass.

 


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SEINE LUNCH AND DINNER CRUISES 

Lunch and dinner cruises are popular options for those interested in a more luxurious and leisurely experience.

Both offer impressive views from the river while allowing you to relax and enjoy a nice meal.

 

 

As is always the case, lunch cruises are cheaper than dinner cruises – making them an excellent alternative for the budget conscious traveler.


Bateaux Parisiens

If you’re looking for more than just a sightseeing cruise, this company runs both lunch and dinner cruises on the Seine.

For lunch, you can choose between a 2-hour cruise with a 3-course bistro style lunch or a 1-hour cruise that is then followed or preceded by a 1-hour lunch at Bistro Parisien on the quay near the Eiffel Tower.

Similarly, there are a few different options for the dinner cruise as well.

Once again, you can opt for either a 2.5-hour dinner cruise or a 1 hour night cruise that is then followed or preceded by a dinner at Bistro Parisien on the quay near the Eiffel Tower.

Lunch Cruise Ticket Prices

All lunch cruises are only €34 for kids.

  • Etoile Service: €59/Adults
  • Privilege Service: €79/Adults
  • Premier Service: €89/Adults

Dinner Cruise Ticket Prices

  • 6:15 pm Cruise: €69/Adults | €34/Kids
  • 6:15 pm Cruise w/Window Table: €89/Adults | €34/Kids
  • 8:30 pm Etoile Service: €99/Adults | €34/Kids
  • 8:30 pm Decouverte Service: €139 per person
  • 8:30 pm Privilege Service: €169 per person
  • 8:30 pm Premier Service: €205 per person

Purchase tickets or learn more.

Bateaux Parisiens also provides specialty lunch and dinner cruises on popular holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


Paris en Scene

This company specializes exclusively in brunch and dinner cruises along the Seine.

Both start at a low price, making this one of the most affordable restaurant cruise options on this list.

Each cruise is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and travels by all of the major sites and attractions in central Paris.

Cruises depart near the Eiffel Tower and then make their way down toward Notre Dame.

If you’re looking for a more premium experience, easily upgrade by adding Champagne or getting exclusive seats.

Availability

  • Brunch Cruises: Sundays at 12:30 pm & 2:45 pm
  • Dinner Cruises: Daily at 6:00 pm, 7:45 pm, & 9:30 pm

Ticket Prices

  • Dinner Cruise (3 courses): €44/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Wine Dinner Cruise (3 courses): €49/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Champagne Dinner Cruise (3 courses): €56/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Superior Champagne Dinner Cruise: €66/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Brunch Cruise: €41/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Champagne Brunch Cruise: €51/Adults | €35/Kids
  • Superior Champagne Brunch Cruise: €66/Adults | €35/Kids

Purchase tickets or learn more.


Vedettes de Paris

In addition to their sightseeing cruises, this company also offers two different options for those looking to enjoy a meal while cruising down the Seine.

The first is their Snacking Cruise, which is their most budget-friendly option and features a sandwich or hotdog in addition to their standard Sightseeing Cruise.

Lastly, you can choose to have a luxurious dining experience aboard their Dinner Cruise, which lasts 2 hours and features authentic French cuisine.

Availability

  • Snacking Cruise: Departs daily. Departure times vary by season.
  • Dinner Cruise: Departs nightly at 9:15 pm (21:15)

Ticket Prices

This company also offers combo deals on both their cruises and meals at nearby restaurants. Check our discounts section for more details.


Additional Tours

Bateaux Mouches 

This company also hosts lunch and dinner cruises, as well as special performance cruises. Prices are a bit higher, but they reflect the fine dining experience.

Paris City Vision (GrayLine)

Paris City Vision offers a wide variety of lunch and dinner cruise combos such as a City Tour of Paris with Lunch on the Seine or VIP Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off.

Capitaine Fracasse 

Offers a range of dinner cruise options, including a special children’s menu.

 


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PARIS WATER TAXIS

In addition to the several companies leading sightseeing and restaurant cruises on the Seine, there is also a water taxi called Batobus that operates as a hop-on, hop-off transportation service.

 

 

This water taxi departs from 9 different stations in the heart of Paris including, the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, St-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and several others.

Batobus is, unsurprisingly, much cheaper than any of the other cruises.

However, it is also much more basic and does not feature any guided commentary or the opportunity to buy food/drink.

You have the option to either purchase their 1-Day Valid Pass for €17 or a 2-Day Consecutive Pass for €19.

Both will allow you to use the Batobus as often as you like from any of the water taxi stations.

On the weekends, Batobus runs until 7 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience Paris from the water at night if you’re visiting during the colder season.

 

 

Availability

  • 10 am – 5 pm | Mon – Thur
    • Boats every 40 minutes
  • 10 am – 7 pm | Fri – Sun
    • Boats every 40 minutes

Ticket Prices

  • 1-Day Pass: €17/Adults | €8/Kids | €11/Students
  • 2-Day Pass: €19/Adults | €10/Kids | €13/Students
  • Annual Pass: €60/Adults | €38/Kids

Purchase tickets or learn more.

 


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NIGHT AND FIREWORK CRUISES

Most of the cruise companies in Paris offer cruises along the Seine at nighttime.

Many sightseeing cruises operate until well into the early evening, and needless to say, all the companies running dinner cruises will inevitably be doing so at night as well.

However, some companies offer specialty night cruises on holidays such as Valentines, Bastille Day and New Year’s Eve.

Here are a few of the most notable night and holiday cruises you can take in Paris:

These cruises take advantage of the city’s celebrations and usually promise guests a beautiful fireworks display or other additional treats like champagne.

 


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DEALS AND DISCOUNTS

This section will cover all of the different ways you can save money on a Paris cruise.

We will provide details about combo deals, tourist passes, and other discount opportunities.


COMBO PACKAGES

Several Paris cruises have partnered up with other attractions and tour companies in the city.

By purchasing 2 or more activities as part of a package, you can really cut costs and simplify your travel planning.


Big Bus Tours

This popular bus tour company offers combo packages including a Seine river cruise.

 

 

There are multiple options to choose from:

  • Classic Ticket + River Cruise
    • 1-Day hop-on-hop-off bus tour
    • Seine river cruise
      • €43.20/Adults | €21.60/Children
  • Deluxe Ticket + River Cruise
    • 2-Day hop-on-hop-off bus tour
    • Seine river cruise
      • €46.80/Adults | €23.40/Children
  • Deluxe Ticket + Night Tour + River Cruise
    • 2-Day hop-on-hop-off bus tour
    • Panoramic night tour
    • Seine river cruise
      • €62.10/Adults | €34.20/Children

Learn more about these services on our post covering Paris bus tours.


L’Open Tours

This is another bus tour company that offers combo deals which include a cruise on the river Seine. The following options are available:

  • 2-Day Bus Tour + River Cruise
    • €47/Adults | €21/Children
  • 3-Day Bus Tour + River Cruise
    • €51/Adults | €21/Children

Purchase tickets or learn more.

You can find more details about L’Open Tours on our Paris bus tours post.


Paris City Vision

In addition to all of the individual services this company provides, they also have several combo deals you may want to consider.

This company often provides discounts on some last minute purchases.

If any of these packages sound good, make sure to check their site to see if they are offering additional price reductions.


Vedettes de Paris

This Paris cruise company offers several combo deals you may want to consider. Here are the most important details about each option:

 


Other Combo Deals

Blue Fox Travel – Blue Fox Travel is a bike tour company that offers a package combining a bike tour with a sightseeing cruise.

Gogo Tours Paris – Similarly, Gogo Tours Paris is a Segway tour company that offers packages that combine a Segway tour with a boat cruise.


TOURIST PASSES

There are several different tourist passes that include a Seine sightseeing or lunch/dinner cruise.

Discount passes are a great way to save money on different activities and attractions for first-time visitors to the city.


Paris Pass

The Paris Pass is one of the most popular tourist passes available in the City of Light.

This service includes a Seine river cruise in addition to several other fun and popular attractions like the Louvre, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and more.

You can also use this pass to save a lot of time by allowing you to skip the line at many major attractions.

Another perk of the Paris Pass is free unlimited travel on the local metro and buses.

For more information about this service, make sure to read our post about Paris tourist passes.


Paris Explorer Pass

If you know exactly what you want to see and do while you’re in Paris, this might be a better tourist pass option.

Rather than paying one flat price for dozens of different attractions, you can choose the specific activities you want to enjoy and pay a discounted price for them.

The Paris Explorer Pass is available in multiples of 3, 5 or 7 different attractions, with the lowest price being €79 (or less if you get it on sale).

In addition to offering a Seine river cruise, this pass also includes the Eiffel Tower, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, cheese & wine tasting and more.

For more details on how to save money with this service, please read our post about Paris tourist passes.


Turbo Pass Paris

This service is very similar to other all-inclusive passes, but it’s cheaper and features a few less activities.

Even so, they do offer a cruise on the river Seine and several other popular attractions like the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and Centre Pompidou.

Much like their competitors, the Turbo Pass can be used to skip the line at several notable locations.

They also offer unlimited travel on the local metro and bus system.

If you want to learn more about this option, read our full post covering Paris tourist passes.


Paris Passlib’

This is one of the most affordable tourist passes in Paris, and you can use it to get admission for several attractions.

Each pass includes a Seine river cruise and a sightseeing bus tour, but you can add attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and even other passes depending on how much you want to spend.

The cheapest Paris Passlib’ option is €40, but you can add the Eiffel Tower for only €20 more.

Check our post covering Paris tourist passes for more details about this discount option.


Other Passes

Paris Fast Pass – Includes fast track entry to 50+ sites and activities including a Seine river cruise.

Paris City Pass – Includes a Seine river cruise, Louvre tickets, Montparnasse admission, a 3-day metro card and 20% off dozens of additional attractions.

 


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Things to Do in Paris in June

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This post, updated for 2019, covers our top 10 things to do in June in Paris, as well as free, family-friendly, and nighttime activities.

 

 

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

What are the best things to do in Paris this June? Here we have our top 10 suggestions including concerts, events, and sales. 

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Best Travel Deals for Black Friday 2018

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This post will help you navigate through the myriad of discounts, specials and Black Friday deals for 2018 so you can continue to explore!Name Your Own Price Walking Tours

Keep in mind that our name your own price walking tours are always budget friendly in any of our cities and we have special blog posts to cover visiting on a budget or how to enter certain attractions for free with a tourist discount pass!

In addition to great savings on Black Friday, we’ll offer some Small Business Saturday savings to support local vendors we love, and keep an eye out through until next week for what some people are calling Travel Deal Tuesdays!

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