Summer in Paris: Our Contributors Share Tips

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Summer in Paris: Our Contributors Share Tips
Summer is here! From Paris Plages to sunny sidewalk terrasses, Paris is particularly magical in the summer months, the late sunsets drawing locals to the riverbank and canal quays to revel in the ambiance. We asked our expert contributors: What do you love doing in Paris in the summer season? Here are some recommendations. Swimming in an Art Deco Pool “My hands-down favorite thing to do in Paris in the summer is to go swimming at the Edouard Pailleron pool in the 19th district. The 33-meter-long lap pool is an Art Deco jewel (it’s registered as a historic monument) and there are also smaller pools for kids of all ages. A separate massage pool and outdoor sunbathing area round out this relaxing space. The best part is that the pool is mere steps away from the Buttes Chaumont park, so plan for a picnic after your swim!” — Allison Zinder is a professional chef, market tour guide, and writer. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Frédo (@fredo_trd) on Jun 22, 2020 at 4:56am PDT A Garden Picnic “During the summers in Paris, one of my favorite things to do is to have a picnic with friends in Luxembourg Gardens. There’s nothing quite like spending a lazy Saturday sitting and laughing with friends while sipping on rosé and nibbling charcuterie as Parisians stylishly amble past. And in the evenings, sitting on a bridge over the Seine and taking in the city lights is a lovely endcap to a perfect summer day.” —Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. 

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  • Susan Emanuel
    2020-08-03 02:33:31
    Susan Emanuel
    What a great website. Wish i had known before. I live in coastal Maine and spend a chunk of eqch year at mybhouse in a Burgundy vcillage and a rented flat in the Marais. If your father is Walter Nicklin, he wrote an feature about Pemaquis. Susan Emanuel