The famous temporary summer beach by the Seine river banks created by the City of Paris in 2002, “Paris Plages” is back, stronger than ever. Once rejected by the locals (too crowded, too popular, too fake and odd), the summer festival is now a can’t-miss rendez-vous as it brings the best activities for all.
Kids and families, party and sport people, art fans, and those who just want to seat in a deckchair, work and their tan and relax will find their groove.
What should you expect exactly?
50 palm trees, 550 deckchairs and 450 beach umbrellas, activities for the kids (P’tit vélib, like sandcastle classes, zip-lines and treasure hunts), cruises and water sports (rowing boats, kayaks, pedal boats and dinghies), a farm, restaurants and refreshment areas, foosball and pétanque tournaments, open-air activities like taï-chi classes or wall climbing, photo contests, dancing bals, free book borrowing, pop-up museums by Le Louvre and more.
When? From July 20th to August 16th – until September 4th (until August 24th on the Bassin de la Villette (northeast Paris, between the Canal de l’Ourcq and the Canal Saint-Martin). Open non-stop from 9am to midnight.
Where? The Georges-Pompidou expressway and City Hall square (75004) and the La Villette canal basin (75019)
July 20th - September 4th 2016
Where: Voie Georges Pompidou, Paris, France