1. Poolside Chillin’

Just because you’re in one of the world’s biggest cities doesn’t mean you can’t have a relaxing day by the pool! The Josephine Baker pool is located literally on the Seine (they use different water, don’t worry) so grab your sunscreen, floaties, towel, and a friend and head on over!

2. “I scream, you scream …”

Sometimes the only way to escape the French heat is with some Italian gelato. A little pick-me-up from Amorino is all it takes to give you that much-needed extra boost of energy. (That little macaron they put in the middle of the gelato is too irresistible to pass up anyway.)

3. Shopping Spree

The Lafayette Galleries are great for many reasons: the luxury shopping, the architecture, the view from the top, and most importantly, the air conditioning. Need I say more? Here’s a challenge for you: walk through the Galleries and try not to buy anything. This is a feat I have yet to conquer.

4. “À bicyclette”

Take an afternoon off and spend it riding around Paris on a Velib’ bike with friends. The simple system is the best way to explore the city and a lovely way to stay cool while taking in all the sights! *Pro tip: put a baguette in the front basket to look extra French.

5. Outdoor Film Screenings

After a day in the sun, treat yourself to the cool Parisian nights by watching a movie under the stars. Head over to Mairie du 11ème and Mob Hôtel in July and August where Lost in Frenchlation will be hosting outdoor screenings of French films with English subtitles at night. Not a bad place for a picnic either!