Urban beaches, summer sports and party lawns in Paris, July 28-August 18
This is one of Time Out's top 50 things to do in Paris this summer. Click here to see the full list.
If there’s one event that sums up Paris in the summer, this is it. Back in 2002, Mayor Bertrand Delanoë began the tradition of lining the banks of the Seine with sand, deckchairs, food stalls and volleyball nets, creating a series of city beaches for those stuck in town during the long hot months. Since 2007 the project has extended along the length of the canal in Bassin de la Villette, making an idyllic summer landscape of pétanque, boules, picnicking, sunbathing and watersports.
Paris Plages runs from July 28 until August 18. More details here.
See a longer list of summer terraces here.