Sun, San, and Fun on the Seine at Paris Plages.

It’s high summer here in Paris, and the authorities have again decreed that if the French won’t leave Paris to go to the beach, the beach must come to them…

Started in 2002 by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delance, Paris Plages (Paris Beach) is a free summer event that transforms serveral spots in Paris into beaches, each with a distinct theme. It has become a permanent fixture in the Parisian summertime scene.

From sunning in the sand to swimming in the pools suspended over the Seine, Paris Plage offers all sorts of activities that everyone will enjoy.

The beach will be open daily between July 20 to August 18, from 8:00 a.m to midnight.

This year Paris closes two major roadways, fills them with sand,et voila, a beach is born. Actually, two beaches: one in front of the Hotel de Ville, overlooking Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame, and the other alongside the La Villette canal. This year’s special events include live music, a mobile library, sporting events, sandboxes, and a floating pool. Join in a range of activities, pedal boats, ping-pong, science workshops, and an adventure beach for your little ones.

Great for when you visit Paris with kids.

Paris Plages

Paris Plage

Paris Plage with kids

 Have a look at Meryl’s look de plage… Tomorrow she’ll try to inspire you with a look for boys!