is a summer event created by the city of Paris
Every year, between July and August, the banks
of the river Seine and the square of the Hotel
de Ville are transformed in an urban beach.
A surface of about 3 kilometers is covered
with sand and palms during about 4-5 weeks.
During this period a lot of activities, concerts
and sport events are organized.
The visual effect is really impressive and
a tourist who is not aware of the event would
believe to a hallucination: Paris transformed
in a beach!
An unusual atmosphere of holiday takes possession
of the banks going from the Pont Henri
IV to the Tuileries: swimming
pools, beach volley tournaments, aqua gym
courses, Latin American dancing courses, sand
castles, games of bowls and so on.
Over the years the space dedicated to Paris
Plage has increased and it includes todays
several sites like the Saint Martin canal
and the National Library.
You can stare at the sun or practice a lot
of different activities like painting, reading,
playing chess or listening to music.
Between Tuileries and Sully
Port de la Gare
From July to August.