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Last Updated: 2 March 2020


Today, the municipality of Paris has announced the opening of four great parks all night during the Summer months of July and August in response to the recent heatwave.

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Wrought-iron gates at the park’s entrance © French Moments


Most parks and gardens in Paris are usually closing between 8.30 and 10pm in Summer. During the recent heatwave the municipality left many parks open all night to offer cool places to Parisians. From next week, four parks will stay open all night from Thursday to Saturday until the end of August. The new measure decided today will be a first in Paris and will apply to: Parc Monceau (8th arrondissement), Parc Montsouris (14th arrondissement), Parc André-Citroën (15th arrondissement) and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (19th arrondissement).

The City council calls for respect, cleanliness, exhorting people who will stay in the parks at night to show a civic-minded attitude. Therefore barbecues, alcohol and percussions (djembes, drums…) are strictly forbidden and patrols will be dispatched to ensure the safety of all park visitors. However it may reassure you to know that picnics are welcome!

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of Discovery Courses and books about France.

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