PARIS ON A SHOESTRING

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Visiting Paris in August

During August, Paris is freely enjoyed and overpowered by the tourist population from around the globe. Locals choose to go for a vacation somewhere else for the crowded beaches of the Cote d’Azur or the Atlantic Coast. Festive, enthusiastic and at the same time relaxed moods is usually observe during this time of the year. It seems like Paris is a tourist’s playground during August. Locals who stay behind still do enjoy the change of ambiance. The tourist positive vibes seems to be contagious for the Paris residents who are known to have gloomy disposition.

You’ve got to love Paris during August because visitors have the whole city for themselves. Traffic may be expected but stressed and hot-headed commuters are replaced by the exuberant and joyful tourists. Biking and rollerblading will also be a great activity to be able to roam around the city. The Parisian mood generally changes during August as the horde of tourists arrives. You should look forward for the exciting free activities that will be held like open-air cinema and live music. Enjoying the beaches along the Seine River will also make your visit extra special. The whole city of Paris seems to turn to a huge amusement park during this time of the year.

August is an ideal time for boat riding as well. You may enjoy the sunny day as you happily enjoy touring around the Seine River or the Paris canals and waterways. Have the benefit of feeling the cool breeze as you loosen down and eat a meal. This can be a memorable experience for your Paris trip.

Mark this dates and you’re definitely in for a wonderful moment in Paris. On August 20, Paris Plage, a Paris beach, will transform 3 locations around the city to a wonderful place for relaxing, reading, strolling and enjoying a picnic with your friends and family. There would be free live music and drinks by the side of the Siene River which usually attracts adults. On August 16, you can enjoy the unique experience of Open-Air Cinema Festival at the Parc de la Villette. This is held annually where in locals and tourists come together to spread out blankets and watch some 36 movies for free on a big outdoor screen.

Temperature in Paris during August is around 15 degrees C (59 degrees F) to 24 degrees C (75.2 degrees F), which is averaging to 19 degrees C (66.2 degrees F). Average rainfall is expected to be 55 millimeters (2.2 inches).

So, how do you get ready for a trip to Paris in August? Expect that the city will display a warm and humid weather with an average temperature of 75 degrees F. There will be some rainy days and autumn-like conditions may spoil some of your outdoor plans. Make sure to include umbrellas to your list of things-to-bring because rainfalls and thunderstorms may be unpredictable in the city.

However, heatwaves has struck Paris in August during the recent years. Temperature has the tendency to reach 90 degrees C. A few heat-related illnesses and deaths have been recorded during the 2003 two-week heatwave. So it is recommended that elderly, tourists with medical conditions, and parents with their children should be extra cautious to avoid any complications. It is advisable to reserve hotels with air conditioning units and to drink plenty of water even when not thirsty.

Consider bringing both closed-toe and open-toe shoes so that you can use the open-toe shoes for simple visits in the park. In contrast, the closed- toe shoes will be a comfortable walking shoes perfect for long strolls around the city. Pack some hats and visors as well so you can visit Paris’ parks and gardens during sunny days.