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Paris Plage

The conventional wisdom is to avoid Paris in the height of summer – things are closed, the city becomes sultry and sensible thing is to head for the coast or countryside, which is what many Parisiens do! However there are some compenations, one of which  is the concept of “Paris Plage!” – or the Paris Beach.

Paris Plage posterA Seine-side holiday. That, in a nutshell, is what Paris Plages is all about – complete with sandy beaches, deckchairs, ubiquitous 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).

The concept started in Paris but has spread to several inland towns and cities across France such as Brive-la-Gaillarde (19 Correze, Nouvelle Aquitaine)and Dijon (21 Cote d’Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)

Paris Plage is open  July –  September 2019 – for more info see

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