Leisure and fun activities

Discover what's new in Paris regarding activities and leisure tourism.

Horse race at Longchamp racecourse, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand
Internationaux de France de tennis - Roland Garros © FFT / Christophe Saïdi
  • Until May 1, 2018: renovation without closure of the Jardin d'Acclimatation leisure park.
  • Until spring 2018: closure for renovation and extension of the historical (1857) Longchamp race course by architect Dominique Perrault: new lobby, brasseries, panoramic restaurant, meeting rooms, garden with a view.
  • Opening at Place de l'Opéra of FlyView, new concept of VR aerial fly over Paris with dyanmic simulators (March 31, 2018)
  • Creation of a river marina at l'Isle-Adam, to the north of Paris, with 120 dock side places for boats, shops, restaurants and a hotel, on the edge of the largest river beach in France (2018)
  • Launch of the first hydrogen-powered boat on the Seine by the Bateaux-Mouches®, a sustainable development initiative (2018-2019) ; eventually, the whole fleet will be replaced.
  • Opening of a new entrance for the Catacombs through a Ledoux pavilion on Place Denfert-Rochereau (2019)
  • Creation of a swimming area on the Daumesnil Lake in the Bois de Vincennes (summer 2019)
  • Extension and renovation work to the Roland-Garros Tennis Stadium for the French Open, the Masters Series and the Fed Cup (construction 2015-2019)
  • Opening of the Oxygen club and of L'Alternatif theatre in La Défense (2020)
  • Opening by La Bellevilloise of "Chez Fellini", a contemporary cabaret facing the Halle Freyssinet, presenting 7/7 circus and magic shows in a 120-seat theatre with restaurant, cocktail bar and rooftop (2023)
  • Construction at Porte de la Chapelle in the 18th arrondissement of Paris Arena 2, a 7 500-seat arena mostly dedicated to handball and basket-ball (2024)
  • Construction in Saint-Denis of an olympic pool (2024)
  • Creation of EuropaCity, in the north of Paris; a gigantic theme park with commercial and leisure activities including water park, covered theme park, permanent circus, 500- and 2 000-seater concert halls, exhibition hall, 10 hotels with a total of 2,700 bedrooms, a 230,000-m² shopping gallery within an 80-hectare landscaped park, serviced by a station for the Grand Paris Express (2024)
  • Transformation of the former Masséna train station, in the 13th arrondissement, into a cultural site (date to be announced)
  • Opening to the south of Paris in Mémorant of Pinderland,first theme park dedicated to circus in Europe. On a 130-hectare landscaped site, 1,500-seat big tops, circus academy, circus animal zoo, permanent fair, exhibition and circus museum under a 1,235-m² big tops (date to be announced)
  • Reopening of the historical cinema theater La Pagode in the 7th arrondissement (date to be announced)
  • Opening of  L'Arche, a floating olympic swimming-pool mored at Port de Javel (date to be announced)
  • Opening of a club / cabaret dedicated to electro music in the abutement of Alexandre-III bridge (date to be announced)
  • Opening of an 8-theatre cinema on the Champs-Élysées in place of the UGC George-V (date to be announced)