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Paris Plages 2023

Every summer, the Seine riverbanks and the Villette canal basin turn into a summer beach resort.

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So you’d like to lay back in a sun lounger and read a book by the water’s edge? No need to travel great distances:from 8 July to 3 September 2023, the beach comes to Paris!
Created in 2002, the Paris Plages event offers Parisians and visitors free places to relax and take advantage of leisure activities during the hot summer days. There are cool lawns, sun umbrellas, deckchairs, palm trees, cultural and sports activities, but also swimming. Everything to cool off and enjoy the sunny weather.
Formerly organized on the Right Bank of the Seine, this year’s event is being held in the Parc Rives de Seine, and at the Bassin de la Villette. As the summer season promises to be sunnier than ever, Paris rolls out its seaside charm whilst respecting the infection prevention and health measures currently in force!
Polynesia will be in the spotlight in 2023 with a range of events, echoing the surfing events at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held on the Teahupo'o wave in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Where to go and what to do at Paris Plages in 2023

Au Parc Rives de Seine

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In 2023, Paris Plages is making a return to the Parc Rives de Seine. From Pont des Arts to Pont de Sully on the right bank, the Parc Rives de Seine offers exceptional views of the historic monuments of Paris such as the Notre Dame of Paris cathedral, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. During Paris Plages, people strolling along the quays can sit on the lawns and wooden terraces to enjoy this unique and unusual setting, of palm trees and sun umbrellas … A seaside atmosphere guaranteed!
The BHML (off-site libraries) offer loans of books and comic books, as well as big games, table football and misters enable kids to have fun and keep cool.
Les BHML (bibliothèques hors les murs) avec, des prêts de livres et BDs ainsi que des jeux géants, baby-foot et des brumisateurs permettent aux plus jeunes de s’amuser tout en restant au frais. There will also be open-air exhibitions.

Some of the activities organised at the Parc Rives de Seine during Paris Plages 2023:

  • Dance entertainment throughout Paris Plages
  • Water sports (canoeing and/or kayaking) throughout Paris Plages
  • Dolcevita-sur-Seine open-air cinema festival from 8 to 12 July 2023
  • Pétanque, table football, energy arts classes throughout Paris Plages
  • Free guided tours of the new 1,750 m² street art installation created by Polynesian artist Tvaite and Parisian artist Babs, from 17 July to 11 August 2023.

La Villette Canal Basin

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Over in the 19th arrondissement, enjoy the huge Paris Plages swimming pools! Located on the Quai de Loire of the Canal de l’Ourcq, the three pools are of different depths to suit both children accompanied by an adult, people with reduced mobility, and swimmers of different abilities.
On the quayside, beach huts, showers and toilets provide facilities for slipping on a swimsuit; and for refreshment, there are kiosks and ice-cream sellers.

Some of the activities organised at the Bassin de la Villette during Paris Plages 2023:

  • Dance entertainment throughout Paris Plages
  • Merry-go-round for 5-12 year-olds throughout Paris Plages
  • Ludo Plages: a beach club with a submarine, a 20-metre zip line for children, balance poles, nets, a climbing beam and slide, throughout Paris Plages.
  • Water sports activities (pedalos, water bikes, children's boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle, Polynesian pirogues, etc.) throughout Paris Plages.
  • Trampoline, pétanque and table football throughout Paris Plages.
  • The "Bal arrangé" at the Paris Plages guinguette on 8 July 2023.

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