Paris in June 2024 – Quick Guide by a Local

June in Paris 2024

All you need to know and the best things to do in Paris in June 2024.

June is one of the most beautiful months to visit Paris, from all points of view. In June, Paris sees the start of summer, which means beautiful weather, lovely strolls in and around, and a lively city also at night.

Basically, if you are looking for the full Paris sightseeing, side trips, and nightlife experience, June in Paris is the month for you!

If you plan to visit Paris in June, here’s our quick guide with our top tips and the main events in Paris June 2024 for a unique Parisian summer holiday.  

Are You Planning a Trip to Paris Last Minute?

If you are booking a last-minute trip to Paris, we’ve got you covered! Below are our must-guides, top tours, hotels, and more:

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» Where to Stay: Best Districts to Stay in Paris

  1. Le Pavillon de la Reine (historical 5-star hotel in Le Marais)
  2. Hotel La Comtesse (mid-range hotel with Eiffel Tower view from all the rooms!)
  3. Hotel Ducs de Bourgogne (super central 4-star hotel near the Louvre)

» Top-Rated Paris Tours & Tickets:

  1. Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket
  2. Eiffel Tower Summit Access Ticket
  3. Seine River Night Cruise
  4. Catacombs Skip-the-line tour with VIP access to restricted areas

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Table of Contents:

  • Is Paris Crowded in June? Crowds Forecast
  • Weather in Paris in June
  • What to Wear in Paris in June 2024
  • Best Tips for Visiting Paris in June
  • Best Things to Do in Paris in June 2024 (and Events in Paris in June 2024)
  • Where to Stay in Paris in June

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Is Paris Crowded in June? Crowds Forecast

Canal Saint-Martin Paris

Is June a good time to visit Paris without crowds? June in Paris is the high season and the beginning of summer, so it is a busy month.

In June, Paris is not as busy as in July or August. Still, it is highly recommended to book transportation, accommodation, and tickets to the main attractions and shows as soon as you decide to visit Paris in June.

Weather in Paris in June

Place des Vosges - Paris

How is the weather in Paris in June? May is already a sunny and pleasant month, and June in Paris keeps that trend going. However, summer only starts on the 21st of June in France, so consider June as a transition month.

How hot it actually is, changes significantly from year to year and from the beginning of the month to the end of June.

The Paris weather in June is usually warm, with an occasional peak of proper hot temperatures in the middle of the day. The weather at this time of the year is great for wearing short sleeves most days and for dining outside on a terrace.

The average temperature in Paris in June is between 23C (maximum) and 14C (minimum). Usually, you have about a 12% chance of rain in June in Paris.

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What to Wear in Paris in June 2024

What to wear in Paris in Summer and Spring

What to wear in Paris in June? June in Paris is a summer month. However, you need to pack more than just shorts and sandals for the coldest hours of the day.

When Packing for Paris in June, good walking shoes such as sneakers are a must. You can also pack long trousers (jeans are still ok), skirts or shorts below the knee, and short sleeve tops.

Forget the jacket at home but pack a light cardigan for trips to Paris in early June, especially if you want to have dinner on a terrace or enjoy Paris at night.  

Here’s the ultimate guide to packing for Paris in June with clothes that are comfortable and stylish. If you need ideas on how to combine things to blend in with locals, check out our Spring /Summer style guides for men and women.

Best Tips for Visiting Paris in June

Paris 5 - Place Contrescarpe

In June, Paris has no school holidays or public holidays, and after the busy month of May, locals stay quiet at home, looking forward to the summer holidays in July or August. Therefore, June in Paris is also a great time to meet the locals in Paris.

Paris in June is a great month for sightseeing. If you visit Paris in June, skip-the-line tickets for Paris’s main attractions or places like Versailles or Monet’s Gardens in Giverny may be interesting.

Below I list the main Paris attractions you will need advance tickets for and have added links to my favorite trusty providers for your convenience.

If you plan on ticking off as many tourist attractions as possible, consider buying a Paris tourist pass to save time and money. Some of these passes come with a travel card and /or a transfer from the airport too! Check out this Paris Tourist Pass Comparison with all the options.

A week before the departure, check out this Transportation Strikes in Paris post, which is always updated with the latest information. You never know with the French . . .

Need insurance for France? Be sure to check France travel insurance rates and coverage with our recommended provider, SafetyWing. SafetyWing works well for long and short trips (starting with a minimum of 5 days). Since August 2020, it has covered COVID-19 for new policies purchased, and since April 2021, unplanned quarantine has been covered, too. 

Best Things to Do in Paris in June 2024 (and Events in Paris in June 2024)

What to do in Paris in June? If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you may probably wish to visit some of Paris’ most famous landmarks. The itineraries below are great for a first trip to Paris, and they are planned around the city’s main neighborhoods and top tourist attractions:

Combine these itineraries with some seasonal things or events in Paris in June for a wonderful trip to Paris. Here’s the list of the best things to do in Paris in June 2024. Some of the events (or the dates of certain events) are not confirmed yet, so keep clicking for the latest updates.

CLIMB UP TO THE EIFFEL TOWER

View from Eiffel Tower

Go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower for one of the best views of Paris! Admire Paris’s iconic landmarks and the Seine River from above and learn more about the tower and its engineer, Gustave Eiffel.

There’s always something going on up in the Eiffel Tower: from a sunset toast to marriage proposals, improvised concerts, or treasure hunts; the Iron Lady is always full of surprises! The Eiffel Tower also has two gastronomic restaurants on-site – Click here to buy your skip-the-line ticket to the Eiffel Tower (different options available)

CRUISE PARIS

Electric Boat - Canal de l'Ourcq

Explore Paris from the water with a Seine River cruise or a self-drive boat in the canals.

The Seine boat tours cover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, while Marin d’Eau Douce’s electric boats at Canal de l’Ourcq propose a more local experience. If you cannot decide, consider this Paris cruise which explores the Seine River, and Canal Saint-Martin.

If you want to take a night cruise, remember that the sunset in Paris in June is quite late (around 9.50 pm), so you must book one of the latest cruises. This Paris Illuminations Cruise operates until 10.30 pm and always gets the best reviews.

GO ON A DAY TRIP

The end of spring/beginning of summer is an excellent time to explore the surroundings of Paris for a weekend or just a day.

Versailles and its Gardens or Monet’s Gardens in Giverny are a must, but when the days are longer, some people like to venture further to explore Mont St Michel in Normandy or the Loire Valley on a day trip.

If you need some ideas, this list of the best day trips from Paris will help. If you have more time, check out this list of easy weekend getaways from Paris by train.

VERSAILLES’ MUSICAL & FOUNTAIN SHOWS

Ceres Fountain - Versailles

Don’t miss the musical and water shows in the Gardens of Versailles! Versailles is one of the best places to visit in Paris in June, and during the summer, you can also explore the most secret grooves (usually closed in wintertime) and admire the Versailles Fountains in full swing.

If you visit Paris in July, the Musical Gardens Show usually takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The Musical Fountains Show usually takes place on Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays. On weekends and holidays, the Night Fountains Show closes the day with spectacular fireworks. For the Versailles show dates and Versailles Fountains schedule, check out our quick guide to the Fountains of Versailles.

ENJOY THE ROOFTOP BARS OF PARIS

Rooftop Bar Hotel Molitor Paris
Photo courtesy: Hotel Molitor Paris ©

June is the beginning of the rooftop bar season in Paris; yay! Enjoy Paris from above with your favorite cocktail in hand in one of Paris’s best rooftop bars.

Most of these rooftop bars are classics of Paris, but there’s always something new, or something trendy, so keep clicking for the latest additions at the beginning of the month.

EXPLORE PARIS BY BIKE

Forget the metro and explore Paris by bike. Environmentally friendly, healthy, and surprisingly convenient for navigating congested city streets, biking in Paris has become the Parisians’ preferred mode of transport on sunny days.

Check out this Paris by Bike quick guide to learn how to navigate the city on two wheels and for the best bike tours in Paris and the outskirts. If you fancy a guided tour of Paris on two wheels, this City Highlights Bike Tour always gets great reviews.

PICNIC IN THE PARK

picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

Paris has beautiful parks, and there is no time like the late spring and early summer to enjoy them.

On the weekends, you will see many locals enjoying a picnic in a park, usually followed by a pétanque game or a nap on the grass.

Check out our guide to the most popular spots for a picnic in Paris. Apart from the classic spots, there are places like Parc Buttes-Chaumont or Parc Monceau with a much more local feeling.

GET THE MOST OUT OF PARIS NIGHTLIFE

Paris Streets at Night

In summer, the sun is out in Paris up to 9 pm – and sometimes even later, so it’s perfect for a late afternoon stroll in your favorite neighborhood, a never-ending apéritif, or an al fresco dinner on the terrace of a bar.

In June, this Montmartre walking tour or a stroll through the Seine’s banks are ideal, but of course, Paris nightlife is much more than that! Check out some fun ideas to enjoy Paris at night.

GET THE MOST OF PARIS AT NIGHT DURING THE NUIT BLANCHE

Eiffel Tower Paris

The Nuit Blanche (the sleepless night) is one of the main events in Paris June 2024. This night festival in Paris is based on the Saint Petersburg White Nights. Until 2022, this event usually took place on the first Saturday of October, but the City Council voted to move it to the first week of June (this year on Saturday, 1 June 2024) when the weather is better.

This cultural festival is a great opportunity to enjoy Paris at night. During the Nuit Blanche, contemporary artists take over the City of Light from dusk till dawn, inspired by a common topic: huge artworks, light installations, sensory experiences, and a great atmosphere for a night to remember.

CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE SUMMER WITH LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

Music Festivals in Paris

On 21st June, Paris celebrates the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer with a music festival, La Fête de la Musique. From the afternoon until late at night, expect many concerts on the streets, cultural centers, or some bars’ terraces.

I particularly like to celebrate the Fête de la Musique in the Latin Quarter the area between the Panthéon and Place de la Contrescarpe in Paris’ 5th Arrondissement is always a fun place to be , but it’s a great soirée everywhere in Paris!

CHECK OUT THE TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN JUNE IN PARIS 2024

Best way to see the Louvre

If you visit Paris in June for a cultural weekend, you may want to check what’s going on in the art galleries or the museums’ rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions, especially if you know Paris already.

There’s not much information on exhibitions in Paris in June 2024 yet. Keep clicking for the latest updates.

Loading. Urban Art in the Digital Age – Grand Palais Immersif, from 6 December 2023 to 21 July 2024

The Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Cheops to Ramses II – Atelier des Lumières, from 9 February 2024 to 5 January 2025

The Orientalists: Ingres, Délacroix, Gérôme… – Atelier des Lumières, from 9 February 2024 to 5 January 2025

Immersive Experience “Aura Invalides” – Musée de l’Armée, from 22 Septembre 2023 to 31 December 2024

Johnny Hallyday, l’Exposition à Paris – Porte de Versailles, from 22 December 2023 to 19 June 2024.

NEED MORE IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN JUNE?

This list of seasonal things to do in Paris in June is just a glimpse of what the city offers. For more ideas and places to visit in Paris in June, check out our articles Paris in May or Paris in July. Some of the suggestions in these pieces are also great for June in Paris.

Where to Stay in Paris in June

As you make your bed, so you lie. Find the right accommodation in Paris – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment. We have them all! Book your accommodation by using the map below.

Summer in Paris is hot, and one of the best ways to deal with it is to mix sightseeing with a refreshing break at your hotel pool. Here’s the list of the best hotels with pool in Paris that aren’t just limited to 5-star hotels.

Booking.com is our recommended site for booking your hotel in Paris. They have a wide variety of hotels of all kinds and good rates. In addition, they propose the option to cancel for free, most of the time up to 24 hours.


WAKE UP WITH AN EIFFEL TOWER VIEW

If you have the budget, why not treat yourself to the pleasure of waking up at an amazing hotel with an Eiffel Tower view? Some of the best hotels in Paris also come with awesome views of the Eiffel Tower, especially beautiful during its night show! – Check out the best hotels with Eiffel Tower Views


HOTELS AT SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS

The neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on the Left Bank, is a great place to put your luggage down in Paris, especially if you are visiting Paris for the first time. It is picturesque and central, with many entertainment, beautiful cafes, and restaurant options – Click here for the best hotels in Saint-Germain


HOTELS IN THE LOUVRE DISTRICT

If you prefer to stay in the Right Bank, the Louvre District is a good option. Stay close to the Louvre Museum, the Seine River, and the Tuileries Gardens in a lively area with many bars and restaurants nearby – Click here for the best hotels near the Louvre

And there you have it, the list of best things to do in Paris in June 2024 for a wonderful month of June in Paris. Bon voyage!

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