from Saturday 20 July 2013 to Sunday 18 August 2013
The beach comes to Paris.This summer once again, some of the roads beside the river will be closed to traffic and will become a "beach", a space taken over by walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers. The annual arrival of Paris Plage attracts Parisians and tourists alike for a seaside feel in the heart of the French capital. Live music, mobile libraries, sports events, sandboxes, pools and more will provide visitors with a great beach-resort experience. You'll find everything under the sun going on here, including basketball, tennis, wrestling, fencing, table tennis, bowls, tai chi, ballroom dancing, a gym area, a micro-droplet shower spray to cool you down, an "adventure beach" for young children with water games; and concerts, workshops and shows to entertain all the family. With palm trees, fine sand and plenty of deckchairs, Paris Plage offers that holiday feeling, beside the Seine.