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July Events in Paris: Paris Plages, Open Air Cinema & Tour de France

HiP Paris Blog rounds up what's on in Paris this July
July means the beginning of les vacances in Paris which the city commemorates by opening of Paris Plages. This temporary beachfront along the Seine and the canal at La Villette hosts events and activities for adults and children from July 8 to September 3.
HiP Paris Blog rounds up what's on in Paris this July

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Tour de France in Paris: Sunday, July 26

img_0004The cyclists riding through Paris along the rue de Rivoli.

Maps courtesy of www.letour.fr.

The French are not known for their patience. They have a casual, challenging attitude towards lines, they push onto the Métro while passengers are struggling to exit, they squeeze into impossibly small spaces at the market to place their orders first. So, each year on a Sunday in late July, it is surprising to see the crowds of people collected along the streets of central Paris, prepared to wait hours for the arrival & finish of the Tour de France.

Fourteen years ago this coming weekend, my family made up a small part of that waiting mob. Continue Reading »

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