Summer is a wonderful time to experience Paris in full bloom. Stroll along the River Seine or bicycle your way through the city’s winding cobbled streets and take in the many picturesque landmarks that this cultural centre has to offer. This year there are many cheap holidays to Paris on offer so whether it’s a romantic getaway or a shopping sojourn, it’s the perfect time to plan your escape.
The Villette Sonique Festival is a key date in the summer calendar and the ideal indulgence for music fans. Taking place over May in Paris’ Parc de la Villette, the festival is famous for showcasing new talent from up-and-coming independent record labels and artists who have forged their own unique passage to stardom. This year’s line-up contains edgy acts such as Girls and MF Doom. Other music events in Paris this year include the Saint-Germain-des-Pres Jazz Festival, where free gigs are held in the Saint-Germain square and ticketed concerts take place in local venues.
A Bit of Shopping too
Paris is also famed for its sublime shopping centres. Holidaymakers should be sure to visit the city’s fabulous department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, which is worth visiting even if you don’t want to part with your cash, as its art nouveau architecture is spectacular. For a more budgeted spending experience, Paris has an assortment of unique markets for visitors to rifle through. The Saint-Ouen antique flea market is a great place to pick up a one-off piece to remember your stay in the city.