The French Riviera may be known for its beaches, but what many people don’t know is that Paris sports its own beachfront property, right in the heart of the city.
Each summer, from July 21 to August 21, at least one well-known waterfront along the Seine River is transformed into a Caribbean-like paradise, complete with white sand and beach chairs. An annual event since 2002, the Paris Plages offer a variety of activities, including volleyball, kayaking, sailboat rental, and, of course, sunbathing.
This year, Paris’ Seine River will host not one, but three beaches:
1) The Georges Pompidou Expressway (in central Paris)
2) The La Villette Basin (Paris 19th district)
3) The square in front of the Hôtel de Ville (Paris 4th district)
If you’re lucky enough to be in the City of Lights during this time, don’t miss this unique experience!