While most Parisians head to the coast in summer thousands are left behind rattling around in the empty French capital looking for something to do while everyone else is splashing around in the sea on the French Riviera or Atlantic Coast.
And with the summer of 2013 already looking like its going to be a hot one, those of us left in Paris for the summer might be in for a hot and sticky few weeks.
But all is not lost The Local has come up with a list of 10 things to do in the French capital that will help you keep cool and won't cost you an arm and a leg. (See below).
Do you have any more suggestions? Let us know in the comments section below and we'll add them in to the gallery.