Summer in Paris is always pleasant, idyllic even – especially if you spend it sunbathing in the park or at one of the city’s various mock-up beaches. What’s not so pleasant, is turning up at your favourite bar, geed up for a refreshing cocktail, only to discover it’s shut, as so many are in Paris throughout most of August. Bah, les vacances.
So this is why we’ve put together a guide to the best restaurants, bars and galleries open throughout the month, along with the most exciting (of the very few) gigs and festivals taking place in and around the city.
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