The best outdoor cinemas in Paris

We have good news for outdoor cinema fans. Do It In Paris has declared the outdoor cinema season officially open. From the trendy hotel to the XXL lawn, the selection is really tops.

The most chic at the Louvre

Cinéma en plein air dans la cour carrée du Louvre

It’s the big event! From the 19th to the 26th of July, the Paradiso Louvre cinema festival is back in the square courtyard of the Louvre with 8 films… free, with naturally a very inside-track programme, thank you MK2!

Each evening, one film. From Visage village by Agnès Varda to The Da Vinci code by Ron Howard including When Harry meets Sally by Rob Reiner, Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau or Spirited Away by Miyazaki.

The films will be projected at 10pm, but starting at 7pm, you can enjoy all the food trucks on the site such as the Italian Mozza&Co, French Toque burgers and Igloo frozen yogurts. Quickly reserve your places.

Reservations on:

Le Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, entrance by the Napoleon courtyard

The most trendy at Mob Hôtel

Cinéma en plein air au Mob Hotel

The super hip hotel at the Saint-Ouen flea market features outdoor cinema sessions at 9:45pm, in silence if you please, with a sound helmet, well installed on comfy deckchairs with blankets for chilly evenings.

The ideal occasion to rediscover great classics such as Liberty by Leo McCarey, who sets forth the famous duo Laurel & Hardy but also Pay Day retracing the life of a worker, signed Charlie Chaplin. But not only that: also discover American Class, a film that pays homage to Citizen Kane.

And before, take advantage of the barbecue in the garden with skewers, veggies and sausages between 6 and 10 depending on your order.

Next sessions? Saturday the 20th and the 27th of July. All the info on

MOB Hotel, 4-6 rue Gambetta, 93400 Saint-Ouen

The most XXL at La Villette

Cinéma en plein air XXL au Parc de la Villette

Rendezvous at La Villette to brush up on your various classics.

Follow the adventure of a fanciful gang of dogs on a desert island by going as a family to see The Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson on the 9th of August.

For fans of classics, we suggest Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin on the 28th of July, a spoof on work with as main character Charlie, of course.

But also A River runs through it by Robert Redford with Brad Pitt on the 4th of August, featuring two brothers brought up by a psychorigid fly-fishing father.

But also Her by Spike Jonze on the 26th of July where Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his artificial intelligence incarnated by Scarlett Johansson. And all this under the stars.

Practically every day and until the 31st of August, starting at 9:30pm, take advantage of the totally free outdoor film festival with the possibility of renting a deckchair (€7) and bringing your own picnic.

Start of the projections at night fall, free entrance starting at 7pm, all the information on

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris.


Also discover Rootstock, good sounds and great wines only 3h form Paris and a weekend au at Le Touquet.

Poppy Jordan

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