Paris city beaches

Paris city beaches

Fountains in front of bassin de la Vilette, Paris

City beaches in Paris during summer

Did you know? Paris offers city beaches in the summer

The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) kicks off on or around 20 July and lasts four weeks. The Paris city beaches are temporary artificial beaches each summer along the river Seine. Complete with sandy beaches, deckchairs, ice cream sellers, and concerts. Paris Plages has three main locations:

  • on the square in front of City Hall (Hotel de Ville)
  • along the right banks of the Seine river on the Georges Pompidou Expressway
  • along the Quai de la Villette in northeastern Paris (19th arrondissement)

All Paris Plages beaches are open non-stop from 8.00 am to midnight.Topless sunbathing and swimming in the Seine are not permitted.

Louvre to Pont de Sully

This was the first beach that opened in 2002. It spans three kilometres 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.

Bassin de la Villette

This is the latest addition to Paris Plages, and opened in 2007 round Bassin de la Villette (Paris 19). 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.

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