By the time I arrived in Paris, it was not summer, so there was no beach. In fact, I put a pile of sand on the bank of the Seine and then everyone was sunning there, pretending to be at the beach. It's almost the same as getting a beach on the Huangpu River in Shanghai.
Seeing this beach will smile, my heart is really only the French can think of such a romantic and pompous lifestyle ～ Here, you can stay away from the hustle and bustle, listen to the waves of the Seine River, spend a leisure time on the fine sand, you can also buy ice cream on the beach, A coffee is served in a strong scent. The beach has a library, books and magazines for people on the beach, and water fitness classes, small experiments for children and other activities for leisure.
Amazingly, the city puts the beach on the beach every summer so residents can enjoy it for free. Certain activities may cost money, but most are free. Bring a drink or lunch and a good book to rest under an umbrella. The children can build a sand castle. There are dances every night, and a pentagram of stars.
Hit the beach! Not all Parisians are able to quit the city in August, so Mayor Delanoë brings the and to them with Paris Plages, a boon for summer visitors as well. There is something for everyone at Paris’ two man-made plages (beaches) – one located in the city center on the Right Bank of the Seine, the other at the Bassin de La Villette – everything, that is, except a swimmable body of water. But never fear! Misting machines keep the population cool between games of petanque, trips to the awesome pirate playground, dancing lessons, foosball tournaments, reading at the free library, or just plain hanging in the quintessential striped beach chairs reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur, set up on the tons of soft sand floated down the Seine just for the occasion. This is a great way to spend a cheap, restful day amongst real Parisians.
This only happens in July, so see it if you can! It is really nice that the mayor brings the beach to those Parisians that can't go to the beach! They have toys for the kids and and chairs for those who want to get a genuine Paris Tan!
If it's summer, head down to the Seine and put your feet in the sand. The only thing missing is the swimming.
Every summer the city trucks in tons of sand into the city to make beaches along the Seine. Great fun!
Apparently it's an annual thing that every summer the city creates "beaches" by trucking in tons of sand to build "la plage" inside the city along the banks of the Seine. Really fasinating and rather enjoyable!