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Like every year since 2002, Paris Plage returns to the delight of young and old, Parisians and tourists.

Like every year since 2002, Paris Plage returns to the delight of young and old, Parisians and tourists.

In this scorching period it is nice to take advantage of a place where you can relax while cooling off during a swim on the banks of the Seine since the creation of Paris Plage in 2002 and at the Bassin de la Villette since 2007 .

Who set up Paris Plages?

Summer operation set up by the City of Paris since 2002, Paris Plages comes back every year between mid-July and early September on 3.5 km of track on the riverbank, right bank and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville but also in the basin of La Villette.

After the development of the La Défense tunnel in 1996 and that of Rennes city center the following year, Jean-Christophe Choblet, who also has to his credit the redevelopment of 7 squares in Paris (Panthéon, Madeleine, Bastille, Nation, Italy, Gambetta and Fêtes), was offered the development of the banks of the Seine by the Mayor of Paris at the time, Bertrand Delanoë, pursuing an idea launched by his predecessor Jean Tibéri who had already had the idea (more or less controversial) to close the shoreline lanes on Sundays. The Bassin de la Villette will undergo the same development from 2007, on the side of the Canal de l’Ourcq and the Quai de la Loire. All these places host for more than a month and a half fun and sporting activities, sandy beaches, palm trees, deck chairs, parasols, pétanque courts, misters and bathing points. On the quays of the Seine, traffic on the Pompidou way is interrupted during this period when pedestrians regain their rights. From 201, it is possible to access 3 pools along the quays of La Villette, the first 40 cm deep, the second 1.20 m and the large one 2.20 m.

Edition 2023

The 2023 edition of Paris-Plages is held from July 8 to September 3, Rives de Seine, Bassin de la Villette and at the Trocadéro.

Banks of the Seine

For those who prefer to read, deckchairs are available and the libraries outside the walls (BHLM) can lend books and comics. Young people can take advantage of table football, giant games and misters to play in the cool and wade.

For the older ones, outdoor exhibitions are to be discovered. The first below the Châtelet ramp and the other below the Célestins ramp. Workshops, insect parades and other fun and cultural events are on the program. A variety of activities are offered including dance, canoeing and/or kayaking, pétanque, energy arts lessons.
The Dolcevita-sur-Seine Outdoor Film Festival is open from July 8-12 while free guided tours of the new 1,750m² street art work created by Polynesian artist Tvaite and Parisian artist Babs is visible from July 17 to August 11.

La Villette basin

Giant bathing area made up of 3 pools of different depths corresponding to accompanied children, people with reduced mobility or amateur or experienced swimmers. Bungalows, showers and toilets available to visitors as well as refreshment bars and ice cream parlors.

Various activities offered such as dancing, a merry-go-round for 5-12 year olds, Ludo Plages (beach club with a submarine, a 20m zipline for children, balancing poles, nets, a beam, a climbing area and a slide), water activities (pedal boats, water bikes, children’s boats, kayaking, canoeing, stand up, ball Arranged) at the Guinguette de Paris Plages.

During Paris Plages, the Trocadéro gardens are transformed into an ephemeral sports ground.

July 8-September 3, 2023
Every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parc des Rives de Seine (from Port de Solférino to Pont Marie)
Bassin de la Villette (Quai de la Seine, quai de la Loire).

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