Your perfect Saturday in Paris

July 26



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The best summer terraces in Paris

Paris Plages is well known for lining the Seine with sand and deckchairs during the summer months, but there are plenty of other venues across the capital that open up extra spaces when the sun comes up. With DJs and bars, summer sports or just shady places to relax, these summer spaces are the perfect spots to plant your parasol...

Secret parks in Paris

Directly adjoining the Père-Lachaise, the Jardin Naturel shares the cemetery’s tranquil ambience, with none of the morbidity. It’s sizeable for a Parisian neighbourhood park, and its marriage of playground and concealed location ensures that your company will consist mostly of local families and the occasional dog-walker. It also boasts an especially rich biodiversity for the city, with a focus on the wild flora of Île-de-France; but even if you can’t tell your apiaceae from your apocynaceae, the peaceful, secluded setting is enough reason to come and plonk yourself on a bench for an hour or three...

Stage • Bard-en-Seine

This July, Shakespeare & Company gets some welcome company in the form of Cressida Brown's avant-garde Shakespearean troupe, who'll be staging a new outdoor production of 'Macbeth' in the square on which the legendary bookshop stands. The Bard-en-Seine festival, held in Paris's literary heartland over the course of five summer evenings, fêtes not one but two anniversaries: that of the Bard himself (who would have turned 450 this year), and that of the outbreak of the First World War. 'Macbeth', the bloodiest and most unrelentingly tragic of Shakespeare's works, should lend itself well to Brown's 1914-set reimagining...

  1. Shakespeare & Company 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 5e
  2. Until Sun Jul 27
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Clubbing • Alter Paname

It's official: the party is moving to the banlieue. With central Paris afflicted by increasingly draconian sound regulations, ravers have been staging a steady exodus to the suburbs, where there's a whole lot more space and far fewer sleep-deprived neighbours to complain about the noise. The movement's been spearheaded by the likes of the 6B, as well as less official venues; and now the Alter Paname is throwing its 2,000 square metres of floor space into the fray. With its sandpits, wicker furniture and garishly painted walls, and in stubborn defiance of the unrelentingly gloomy Bobigny environs...

  1. 97 rue de Paris, 93000
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hello, in Paris it is somethingnice to see all the visiting areas and going around in the night is so much better. it si clear that to be a person interested in life itself to enable the person to have caracter in living with the Paris surroundings.