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Visiting Paris in June – The Definitive Guide

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Paris in June is a fiesta! The parks and streets are filled with people enjoying the early summer sun, setting up their picnic camps, and enjoying the outdoor music festivals. The attractions stay open longer as the sun sets late, giving you ample time to explore the treasures of Paris, and its natural beauty. From sporting events to live entertainment, there is a lot to do in Paris in June. Just stay prepared for the occasional shower and the city is waiting to be explored! Here is a guide to things to do and places to visit in Paris in June.

What makes Paris in June a must-visit?


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  • Fantastic weather: Sunshine brings cheer, as June marks the beginning of Summer in Paris. Most of the days are bright and sunny, without the high heat of peak summer. Yes, you will encounter a few days of rain and thunderstorm, but you can never avoid them in Paris!
  • Start of summer festivities: Summer feels like a festival in itself, as the locals celebrate the weather themselves! Many concerts, music festivals, and parties take place in June, ensuring that you're never out of things to do.
  • Outdoor activities and day trips: If you thought spring is a great time to be outdoors, summer beats it! The countryside around Paris blooms, offering you a soothing visual for sore eyes. It is an ideal time to go on day trips like Mont St. Michel, Giverny, Versailles, and more.

Paris in June: Weather


Paris in June is heading into summer and the average temperature is around 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees F). The maximum temperature is around 22 degrees C (71.6 degrees F) while minimum temperature goes to about 13 degrees C (55.4 degrees F). The weather is generally pleasant but you can expect about 7-8 days of cloudy weather and thunderstorms.

Paris in June: Things to do


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The Eiffel Tower

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A trip to Paris means that a visit to the Eiffel Tower is definitely on the books. But you can experience this a bit differently! Climb up the stairs for a sunset view, enjoy a lunch or romantic dinner atop the tower, or skip the line to get past the crowds and admire the picturesque panorama.

June Timings
June 1-13 : Everyday, – 9:30 am–11:45 pm
June 14 – 30 : Everyday, – 9 am–12:45 pm

Location

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,
Paris
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Palace of Versailles

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Summer is when the true splendor of the Palace of Versailles can be captured! The sun shines bright as it floods the halls of this palace with its natural light. You can also witness the gardens come to life after a long winter slumber. Take a guided skip-the-line tour and soak in the charm of this beautiful palace!

June Timings
The Palace – Everyday except Mondays – 9 am–6:30 pm
The Gardens – Every day – 8 am–8:30 pm

Location

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles,
France
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3

Louvre Museum

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Home of the Mona Lisa, the Louvre Museum is the most visited museum in Paris. It has an exhaustive collection of 415,000 art objects, paintings, drawings and archaeological finds! A guided tour is the best way to ensure you cover all the important works of art and beat the crowd.

June Timings
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 am–6 pm
Wednesday, Friday - 9 am–9:45 pm
Tuesday – Closed

Location

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris,
France
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4

Paris Cabaret

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A perfect end to the long summer evenings of June is to visit a Parisian Cabaret. For decades, Parisian cabaret houses – Lido, Moulin Rouge, Crazy Horse, Paradis Latin- have entertained visitors with exciting Can Can routines and live entertainment with comedy. You won’t be forgetting the glitz and glamour any time soon!

Location

Moulin Rouge, Paris
France
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5

Seine Dinner Cruise

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The fabulous weather of June makes traveling down the Seine a breeze! Take a cruise to travel across the Seine, lined with iconic landmarks. Amp up the experience by going for a dinner cruise or an after dark cruise to truly experience the ‘City of Lights’.

Location

Port Solferino, 23 Quai Anatole france
France
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Catacombs

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Get the thrills and chills on a tour of the Catacombs in Paris. These underground tunnels are home to the remains of over six million people. You can view their skeletal remains in an array of sculptures throughout the tunnels. A mix of macabre and history, the catacombs are one of the darkest attractions in Paris.

June Timings
10 am- 8:30 pm

Location

1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris,
France
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Day Trips from Paris

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June is the beginning of great weather and the perfect time to enjoy the lush countryside. Take a day trip to the castle of Loire Valley, Monet’s garden in Giverny, beaches of Normandy or the abbey at Mont Saint Michel. A group tour with luxury coach transportation is the best way to go on a day trip.

Paris in June: Events to Look Out For


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Paris Pride Parade

June 25
The Marche des Fiertés LGBT or the Pride Parade has been a Parisian tradition for more than 40 years now. It has evolved into one of the biggest pride parades in the world.

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2022 French Open

May 16 – June 6
A Grand Slam tennis tournament played on the unforgiving Clay Court. The event is returning to its full spectator capacity after the last two editions due to COVID-19 restrictions in France. Witness the final 6 days of the 126th edition of the 2022 French Open this June!

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Champs-Élysées Film Festival

June 21 - June 28
The Champs-Élysées Film Festival celebrates American and French independent movie making and features filmmakers from these two countries. The movies are screened at theatres along the Champs-Élysées at Le Balzac, Publicis Cinemas, Le Lincoln, UGC George V and Gaumont Champs-Elysées Film Marignan.

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Fête de La Musique 2022

June 21
Also known as the World Music Day, the Fete de la Musique has taken over the world. You can experience the true musical spirit of Paris on this day. The entire city is overtaken by musicians who host concerts in every conceivable place.

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We Love Green '22

June 2 - June 6
A music festival does not often ring ‘eco-friendliness’ but the ‘We Love Green’ exactly aims to do that. The annual festival is an experiment to highlight how concerts and events can be sustainable yet high on energy. From plastic-free venues to no-private transport guests, this festival is bringing in the change.

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Live Concerts

All of June
This June, Paris hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry! Catch Lorde, Elton John, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Leon Bridges, Thom Yorke, My Chemical Romance and many more in Paris this June.

Paris in June: 5-day Itinerary


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Paris Weather in June

The days get longer and warmer in Paris in June. The average high temperature in June is 75°F (24°C), and the average low temperature is 55°F (13°C). On the longest day of the year, June 21st, you'll enjoy a whopping 16 hours and 11 minutes of full daylight.

Where to Stay in Paris

Paris is an large city spread across twenty arrondissements and each one is ideal for certain types of travelers. The 1st Arrondissement is great as a base for sightseeing, if nightlife is your agenda then Marais is where you should stay, amongst the romantic areas is Montmartre, while Saint German is great for families with kids. Here is our choice of hotels to stay during your trip –

What to Pack for Visiting Paris in June

Pack for both rain and shine for Paris in June! The sun will be bright and hot, so pack your sunglasses, hats, and summer clothes. But, there are chances of thundershowers; so carry a waterproof jacket or an umbrella. Paris demands a lot of walking, therefore, make sure you get good shoes. If you are attending cabarets or visiting high-end restaurants, ensure that you pack something fancy.

Getting Around Paris in June

Public Transportation is great in Paris and you are never far away from a bus stop, tram stop or a metro station. An ideal way to move around the city is to buy a Paris Pass, which will allow free public transport plus free access to monuments and attractions. Here is a look at the different modes of transportation in the city –

  • Metro – The widest network with 16 lines and over 300 stations.
  • Bus – Ideal for short distance connectivity, it includes a network of 353 regular bus lines and 47 Noctiliens or night-bus lines covering over 13,000 stops.
  • RER – Perfect for those staying in the suburbs, the Regional Rail has five lines going out of Paris.

Paris in June - Must Try Delicacies

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Bouillabaisse

Seafood lovers will appreciate this fish stew made of different kinds of fish made alongside summer vegetables like leeks, celery, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. Served with a side of creamy mayonnaise sauce called rouille, the bouillabaisse is a perfect lunch dish in June.
Where to order: Chez Janou

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Clafoutis

No dish celebrates the bounty of fruits like the French dessert clafouti! This pie-like dessert is baked and topped with fruits like cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears, or cranberries. Served lukewarm with a topping of cream, this will give your meal a happy ending!
Where to order: Gerard Mulot

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Gougère

The perfect side-dish to go along with a glass of wine is the gougère. It is a savory choux pastry which is airy and light and stuffed with cheese or even vegetables like mushrooms. These little snackable pastries can be eaten as appetizers or for a quick snack to keep you going while sightseeing.
Where to order: L'Avant Comptoir

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Escargot

Oyster fans will love this land version – the Escargot or better known as snails! The snails soak up the flavour of whatever sauces they are cooked in and the best version is had with bourguignonne sauce. Pair the escargot with a great wine and you have yourself a traditional French meal.
Where to order: L’Escargot Montorgueil

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Crepe

You cannot leave Paris without making a meal out of a crepe! These flat pancakes are loved all over the world and summer is a great time to indulge in savory versions of crepes filled with fresh vegetables and delicious cheese. Breakfast or dinner, you can dig into a crepe at any time of the day.
Where to order: Breizh Café

Tips to Visit Paris in June


  • Cinema fans can rejoice as the Fete du Cinema will open from June 3 - June 5, 2022. It is an annual event running for the past 30 years, when cinema theatres across the city open their doors for patrons at a heavily discounted price. The focus is on independent and creative cinema.
  • Starting June, the Tuileries Garden in Paris is host to a children’s fair with over 60 attractions, games and rides called the ‘Fete de Tuileries’. The fair runs every Friday and Saturday from June to August from 11 AM to 1 AM and is free for all.
  • Shopoholics will have their hands full and pockets empty because the summer sales start June 22nd, 2022 in Paris and all the stores will throw open their merchandise for discounted rates. While the sales are open till July 24th, you can expect stocks to run out soon!
  • From June 11 to September 17, the gardens at the Palace of Versailles are witness to a spectacular event called the Fountains Night Show. Every Saturday, the gardens are open from 8:30 PM until 11:00 PM and you can see a show with light, music and water. The evening ends with a fireworks display you don’t want to miss.

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FAQs


Is June a good time to visit Paris?

From June onward, the weather in Paris is perfect! Average highs are in the high 70s and there are long days of sunshine.

What are the best things to do in Paris in June?

Some of the most famous attractions in Paris in June include Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Orsay Museum, and Disneyland Paris.

What is the best way to get around in Paris?

The best way to get around Paris is by Paris Metro, RER Train, and the Paris City Buses.

What can I do in Paris on a budget?

If you want to explore Paris on a budget, pick a hop on hop off tour. These are well worth the money as they let you see the entire city at your own pace. You can also visit free attractions like Jardin du Luxembourg, Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

What are the major events in Paris in June?

The Paris Pride Parade, 2022 French Open, We Love Green Festival, and the Fête de La Musique are some of the few exciting events and festivals in Florence in June.