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June in Paris 
All you need to know for planning your trip to Paris in June 2022.
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 the guide to June in Paris 2022 for a unique Parisian summer holiday.
Is Paris in June Busy? Crowds Forecast
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
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 weather in Paris 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 to wear short sleeves most of the 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 12% days of chances of rain in June in Paris.
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.
Forget the jacket at home but pack a light cardigan, especially if you want to enjoy dinner on a terrace or Paris at night.
If you visit Paris in June, it is important to pack good walking shoes such as sneakers or walking sandals, long trousers (jeans are still ok), skirts or shorts below the knee, short sleeve tops, and a light cardigan.
Best Tips for Visiting Paris in June
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.
If you plan on ticking off as many tourist attractions as you can, 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 covers COVID-19 for new policies purchased, and since April 2021, unplanned quarantine is covered, too.
Best Things to Do in Paris in June 
If you are visiting Paris for the first time, probably you wish to visit some of Paris’ main attractions. 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 2022. 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
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.
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. You can combine both options with food and some rosé on board.
GO ON A DAY TRIP
The end of spring and the 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.
VERSAILLES’ MUSICAL & FOUNTAIN SHOWS
Enjoy a musical walk through the gardens with the Musical Gardens Show (no water displays). The Musical Fountains Show sees the fountains and grooves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of Baroque music and it is available every Friday, Saturday, holidays (from April to the end of October), and Tuesday (from May to October).
ENJOY THE ROOFTOP BARS OF 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 Paris metro and explore Paris by bike. Environmentally friendly, healthy, and surprisingly convenient for navigating perilously congested city streets, biking in Paris becomes 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
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
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.
CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE SUMMER WITH LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
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. During 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 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 2022
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 already Paris.
There’s not much information on exhibitions in Paris in June 2022 yet. Keep clicking for the latest updates.
Cézanne, Lumières de Provence – Atélier des Lumières, from 18 February 2022 to 2 January 2023.
Gallen-Kallela, Myths and Nature – Musée Jacquemart-André, from 11 March to 25 July 2022.
A History of Fashion – Palais Galliera, from 2 April to 26 June 2022.
Photography at War – Musée de l’Armée, from 6 April to 24 July 2022.
Romy Schneider- L’Exposition – Cinémathèque Française, from 16 March to 31 July 2022.
The World of Banksy – The World of Banksy Expo Paris, from 17 November 2020 to 31 December 2022.
Bertrand Lavier – Bourse de Commerce, from 19 May 2021 to 1 July 2022.
Pioneers-Artists in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties – Musée du Luxembourg, from 2 March to 10 July 2022.
Gaudi l’Exposition – Musée d’Orsay, from 12 April to 17 July 2022.
Charles Ray – Musée Pompidou, 16 February to 20 June 2022
Macchu Picchu et Les Trésors du Pérou – Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, 16 April to 4 September 2022.
Tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris. The Spire of the Cathedral and its Sculptures – Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, from 16 February to 19 October 2022.
Pharaon des Deux Terres – L’Epopée des Rois de Napata – Musée du Louvre, from 28 April to 25 July 2022.
Aristide Maillol, la Quête de l’Harmonie (The Quest for Harmony) – Musée d’Orsay, from 12 April to 21 August 2022.
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.
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.
SLEEP WITH EIFFEL TOWER VIEWS
If you have the budget, why not treat yourself to the pleasure of waking up with an amazing Eiffel Tower balcony view?
Some of Paris’ top hotels come also with unique views of the Eiffel Tower, especially beautiful during its night show!
The good news is that a cozy room with Eiffel Tower views is not exclusive to the best hotels in Paris. If you are looking for a home from home, there are also cute apartments with a view of the Eiffel Tower to rent.
HOTELS AT SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS
Saint-Germain in the Left Bank is a beautiful neighborhood to set your base in Paris, especially if you are visiting Paris for the first time. It is picturesque, and central, with many entertainments, beautiful cafes, and restaurant options.
RELAIS CHRISTINE, Paris 6, $$$$
Set in a 17th-century mansion in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this is THE kind of hotel that comes to mind when we think about Paris and Saint-Germain. Check out the pictures, you will immediately fall in love with this hotel!
HOTEL TRIANON RIVE GAUCHE, Paris 6, $$$$
Conveniently placed close to the Luxemburg Gardens – on the way to Cité – and with comfortable rooms bigger than the Paris average, Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche is an excellent choice for this area and hotel category.
WELCOME HOTEL, Paris 6, $$$
This cute little hotel with comfortable rooms has the best possible location, between Boulevard Saint-Germain and Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church. Stay in one of the most pretty areas for the best price!
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, the Seine River, and the Tuileries Gardens, in a lively area with many bars and restaurants nearby.
HOTEL PARIS LOUVRE OPERA; Paris 1, $$$
This hotel set in a 17th-century building is located only a 5-minute walk from the Louvre in a lively area with many choices for dining out. The rooms are small but very clean, comfortable, and cozy which makes this hotel a good value for your money.
HOTEL BRITANNIQUE: Paris 1, $$$
This lovely 19th-century hotel with a nice feel and atmosphere is located only 700m from Notre Dame and close to other major landmarks. The comfortable rooms and beds and its welcoming staff will make you feel at home.