Every year, since 10 years, the summer transforms Paris. The cityscape gets greener and the riverside express-way becomes car-free. The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) operation kicks off on or around 20 July and lasts four weeks.
This year, it starts on the 21st of July and ends one month later, August 21st.
Paris Plages take are spread across three spots : Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare and Bassin de la Villette. Originally created for the parisians that couldn’t go on vacation, Paris Plages is now a touristic spot, a definite must-do (when the weather’s nice…)
You’ll feel like on a real beach there, you’ll find sand, deckchairs, ice cream sellers, beach volley… It’s free of charge, and all the beaches are open everyday from 8AM till 12AM.
So if it’s too hot in Paris, you know where to go!