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:
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.