Practical information for enjoying Paris outdoors

Internet, transport, ideas for walks, weather: everything you need to enjoy Paris in the open air.

Take advantage of your smartphone around the city

Se reposer sur un banc et surfer sur le web © DR

Spend less when calling from Paris

As of 15 June 2017, roaming charges for telephone communications and Internet use from a mobile phone within the European Union will be abolished. The ideal opportunity to consult PARISINFO during your stay in Paris and pick up some great tips and ideas!

Free Wi-Fi in public parks and gardens

Many Parisian parks and gardens offer free Wi-Fi access. It is simple to use: just go to one of the parks or gardenswhere it is available, select the network whose name starts with PARIS_WI-FI, open your browser and follow the instructions. Then spend the afternoon on the web relaxing on the grass!

More information on telecommunications in Paris

Exploring the city in the open air

Sortie vélo au Parc Rives de Seine © Jean-Baptiste Gurliat

Getting around in the open air

With self-service bicycles, river shuttle boats on the Seine, open-top buses … there are plenty of different ways to get around the French capital and see the sights.

Lots of great ideas for walks

City or nature? Historic centre or modern architecture? Popular tourist area or off the beaten track? In Paris, there are as many walks as there are visitors.

Check out our suggested itineraries

Keep an eye on the weather

Tour Eiffel pointe et ciel © DR

Temperatures hot up

In summer, it can get really hot in Paris! But, the capital’s many green spaces, ice-cream sellers and fountains will keep you feeling refreshed.

Check out our tips for staying cool

What to do in Paris on rainy days

The sun does not always shine in Paris so it is always good to have a plan B. With trendy places, family outings and unusual visits, there are plenty of things to enjoy doing in the city whatever the weather.

Check out our ideas for exploring Paris on a rainy day

More information about the weather in Paris