The summer transforms Paris! The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) operation kicks off around 20 July and lasts four weeks. It began in 2002.
This year is will be concentrated arounf two areas: from the Louvre to the Pont de Sully. This is where it originally started in 2002. It spans three km through historical Paris, and features a swimming pool, concert stage, and open-air attractions (rollerblading, tai-chi, wall climbing, boules etc.). Refreshment areas, play areas and deckchairs are available for your time out unwinding by the river.
Kids will be having a great time, but so will you!
A second spot was added around the Bassin de la Villette.
This is the latest addition to Paris Plages, and opened in 2007. It stretches from Rotonde de Ledoux (nearest Jaurès Metro station) to the former Magasins Généraux (in Rue de Crimée) and features a proper water-sports complex (with rowing boats, kayaks, pedal boats and dinghies) alongside quaint quay-side restaurants and boules courts.
Paris plage is all around the Seine! Sandy beaches, deckchairs, ice cream sellers, and concerts for French and foreign guests. Holidaymakers at the Bassin de la Villette (Paris 19) can also borrow books free of charge, play beach volley, take an aquagym class in a mini pool, or kayak around the lake – or, of course just chill and enjoy. The Seine’s banks become pedestrian and the beaches are spread across three spots (Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare and Bassin de la Villette).
On the Place of the Hotel de Ville, you will also have animations and outside doors concerts.
Every year, Paris Plages begins around 20 July and lasts four weeks.
All Paris Plages beaches are open non-stop from 8.00 am to midnight. It’s free of course (apart from the food stands)
Métro : Stations Louvre-Rivoli (Ligne 1), Pont-Neuf (Ligne 7), Châtelet (Lignes 1, 4, 7, 11, 14), Hôtel-de-Ville (Lignes 1, 11)
Bassin de la Villette
Métro : Stations Jaurès (Lignes 2, 5, 7 bis), Crimée (Ligne 7), Laumière (Ligne 5).