Cool Stuff in Paris. By Manning Leonard Krull.

Cool Stuff to Do in Paris

Here's a list of ideas to get you started! You can follow the Cool Stuff in Paris blog / Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr to see updates. I have a ton of writing to do, but I wanted to put this whole list together now so you can investigate some of these yourself if you want!

Day trips (and longer trips) from Paris

If you've got a longer visit to Paris planned, why not try to work in an adventure in another part of France for a day or two? Here are some of my favorite getaways.

Annual Paris events

I'll write about each of these later, but feel free to Google them and find out when they're happening! The dates change every year.

  • Nuit Blanche — "Sleepless Night." Stay up all night with Paris and explore museums (and bars!) 'til the sun comes up.
  • Fête de la Musique — City-wide music festival with everything from big concerts to kids jamming on street corners.
  • Paris Pride Parade & Festival — Join thousands of Parisians for this huge annual LGBT pride march.
  • Paris Plages — Enjoy (ironically, if you wish) this slightly tacky man-made beach on the banks of the Seine with real sand and palm trees!
  • Nuit des Musées — Museum Night; tons of museums open late, for free!
  • Techno Parade — Just what it sounds like! Crazy annual techno music parade though Paris.

More soon!