You know it’s summer when the French capital’s city beaches open for the season. The time has come and both locals and tourists are enjoying a bit of sand and sun in the City of Light.
It’s looking a bit like the French Riviera in the capital these days, especially along the Seine River and the Bassin de la Villette where the city has set up several sandy beaches for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The famous Paris-Plages are open annually and are totally free to enjoy for one month. Access is from 9am until midnight. It’s the perfect place to catch some sun between visiting the Louvre and Montmartre! Who knew you could also bag some beach time with flights to Paris?
There’s also beach volleyball, rugby and basketball to enjoy or just curl up on a deck chair with a good book and a bottle of vino, a baguette and some cheese for lunch. There is a 3.5km strip between Pont Neuf and Pont de Sully in the 14th as well as the Elisabeth and Louis Lumière Sports Centre in the 20th.