Sunday, 11 September 2011

Paris Plage

when: Jul - Aug 2012 (annual)
where: Paris
cost: Free
time: Daily all day
Every summer, two miles of the Seine (near the Pont Neuf) is turned into Paris Plage, a beach complete with white sand and sunbeds. It's free to play petanque and volleyball plus there's entertainment, from comedy to trip-hop.

A second stretch, along the Canal de l'Ourcq (75019/Metro Stalingrad), also draws crowds with yet more concerts, outdoor games and sand.

Just one word of warning - don't get carried away. You're not in Saint Tropez and Paris's waters are not fit for swimming in! According to project designer Jean-Christophe Choblet, the aim of this beach is lazing and strolling by the water. Bet you never thought you'd have to pack your bucket and spade for a weekend in Paris!
Related Information

Website: Paris Plage Website

Town Information: Paris
Full Name: Paris, France


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