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Paris Plages 2016

A 14th edition of the initiative that brings urban beaches, summer sports and party lawns to Paris, July 18-August 21 2016

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When? July 18-August 21 2016
What? The French capital’s iconic inner-city beach initiative.
Where? Across Paris

If there’s one event that sums up Paris in the summer, this is it. Back in 2002, then-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 summer months. Since 2007 the project has extended along the length of the canal in Bassin de la Villette, creating an idyllic urban landscape of pétanque, boules, picnicking, sunbathing and watersports.

For more information on ‘Paris Plages’ 2016, click here.