Paris outdoors

All the best spots and places to enjoy Paris in the open air.

Paris outdoors

With its parks, pedestrian areas and Seine riverbanks, Paris is a great outdoor city on sunny days! For a drink or lunch in the open air, there is nothing like a cafe or a restaurant terrace, or a rooftop to enjoy great views. For a change of scene, why not take a boat trip along the water or enjoy the lush planting of one of the capital’s magnificent parks and gardens? If you like urban walks and rides, walking or cycling are great ways to sightsee … And with summer just around the corner, the city takes on a new alfresco appearance, and offers a whole new wave of events and activities. Day and night, there are so many ways to enjoy being outdoors in Paris!
From the small neighborhood square to the Parisian woods, there are more than 500 green spaces spread across the twenty arrondissements of the City of Light.
Streets, neighbourhoods and entire arrondissements for pedestrians only: discover Paris without cars!
What better way to discover Paris than by the water?
Explore Paris cemeteries: an unusual visit packed with history and anecdotes.
The Parc Rives de Seine riverside promenade is an oasis where everyone can enjoy sport, nature, a meal or simply relax in central Paris.
You can learn from well-informed professionals in the sure knowledge that you won’t miss out on any key sights
Each district of Paris has a different atmosphere. You will find much to delight and surprise you on our urban walking itineraries!
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Accessible outings via the Seine riverbanks

Accessible itineraries for wheelchair users via the banks of the Seine to discover Paris and its monuments.
Night walks by coach, aboard a 2 CV or a cruise along the Seine? The choice is yours.
A whole array of summer events and activities to enjoy until nightfall
In summer, films are screened outdoors in different areas of the capital
In Paris, music is performed not only in concert venues, but also outdoors, in parks and gardens, especially in summer.
Plays, circus acts, puppet shows... all for the enjoyment of strollers out for a breath of fresh air
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Outdoor Paris for families

The Car Free Day, outdoor activities in gardens... to experience Paris with the family in a different way.
Not-to-be-missed events for festival fun in the sun in Paris.

Luxembourg Gardens, Jardin des Plantes, outside City Hall ... exhibitions can be visited outdoors too

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Outdoor activities in Paris

There’s outdoor fun to be had anywhere in Paris, whether you’re on your own, with friends or with family
An alternative to walking, driving and coach tours: bicycle, rollerblade or segway !
There’s always fun and games to be had in child-friendly Paris with play areas throughout the city!
Paris is a veritable open-air work of art in itself: in gardens, on quaysides, in tram stations and on walls around the city.
Wherever you go in Paris, from the La Villette canal basin through the festive neighbourhood of Oberkampf to the 13th arrondissement and the nearby suburbs, street art has become a familiar part of the urban landscape.
Make Paris, its streets, its many green spaces and the banks of the Seine your running playground!
A number of Parisian swimming pools are equipped with a retractable roof for the pleasure of open-air swimming in Paris.
Paris is a swinging city all summer long with dances taking place all over the City of Light.
Friendly and bustling with life, these places are hugely popular with Parisians and visitors
An ideal way to explore the French capital freely and at your own pace is to rent a bike for a day, a weekend, or a week.
Cycling routes and tips for exploring Paris by bike.
Covering an area of 995 hectares, the Bois de Vincennes is perfect for cycling. Set off from the Porte Dorée!
With its cedars, oaks, planes and ginkgo biloba trees, the Bois de Boulogne offers a country cycle ride in the west of Paris! Join us at the Arc de Triomphe for the start of the ride.
Veloscenic: a remarkable 450 km trail between Paris and Mont Saint-Michel Bay.
The Avenue Verte: an unusual 470 km cycle route between Paris and London.
The Scandibérique, a 1,700 km cycle route that crosses France from the north-east to the south-west, passing through Paris.
La Seine à Vélo is a cycling route covering a distance of more than 400 km through the Île-de-France region and Normandy. It connects Paris to the sea at Le Havre or Deauville.
Sauntering along the pavements in the summer sunshine is one of the delights that Paris has to offer ... Long walks to work up an appetite and enjoy delicious food in ever more atypical settings!
After time spent seeing the sights, nothing beats relaxing on a terrace.
Festive, discrete or cultural ... summer terraces are idyllic spots for enjoying the sunny outdoors in Paris
To enjoy relaxing moments in Paris with a great view of the capital, nothing beats a rooftop location!
When the sun is shining, there is nothing like an ice cream.
Every year, as soon as the weather is good the Seine is like a magnet in the capital for summer living. You can choose whether to sunbathe at midday, or enjoy a drink under the lanterns at midnight.
There are a few spots for spreading out the tablecloth, unpacking the basket and peacefully enjoying lunch.
Parisian and Paris region hotels are also a great way of enjoying a green setting.

Internet, transport, ideas for walks, weather: everything you need to enjoy Paris in the open air.

Like to dance to swing and accordion music? Rediscover the spirit of public dances in the guingettes of Paris.
In Paris, numerous terraces, bars, restaurants and monuments afford stunning views of the capital.
Greater Paris has many green spaces where you can play your favourite sport
In some Greater Paris green spaces, you can combine a nature walk with a cultural outing
This summer, Parisian cocktails have a hint of sand and green grass about them, in the capital's numerous open-air bars and clubs!
Paris Plages, swimming pools, leisure centres and water sports centres: the best places to swim in Paris
In squares, on the banks of canals, in the woods… in Paris, there are plenty of places and spaces to play boules!
Hiking in Paris is perfectly possible!