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Paris Plage

#263 of 912 things to do in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: Seine River - Right Bank, Paris, France
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What we're really reviewing here are the sandy "beaches" that France's socialist mayor has been installing for several summers now, to even things out between those people who can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Ahmedabad, India

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Richmond, Virginia
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Each summer, for about four weeks (July 20-August 18, in 2015), there are three areas that are designated "Paris Plage." We were just on the right bank between the Pont Neuf and Pont de Sully bridges (approximately 3 km). Sand, of course, is brought in, and there are deck chairs and beach umbrellas. There are sprinklers (for kids of all... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I am French and lived all my life in France. I can guarantee you Paris Plage is far from being a must-see of Paris, just look at it, but don't spend a day or even half a day there. There are many things to do in the city of love, Paris Plage is not one of them.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It is fantastic that the city puts the beaches in every summer for residents to enjoy at little or no cost. Sure there are activities that can cost money, but most are free. Bring a drink or lunch and a good book to lounge under an umbrella. The kids can build a sand castle. There is dancing every evening and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What we're really reviewing here are the sandy "beaches" that France's socialist mayor has been installing for several summers now, to even things out between those people who can afford to jet off to a beach community for the summer and those who can't afford to leave town. Paris is hardly coastal property, so tons of sand are hauled in... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We normally visit Paris is January ( for my birthday) so it was lovely to visit in August and visit the Paris Plage down by the banks of the Seine. It was lovely, not too busy and there was plenty of deck chairs.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

For a month during the summer Paris puts on this fantastic attraction down by the banks of the Seine. There's something for everyone - petanque, sandy banks with deckchairs, an outdoor library, finger food, bars...along with the boats going up and down the Seine, it really is a pretty setting. We were there for the last day and it wasn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Paris Plage is a great place for a stroll. Is it a real beach? No. Is it a fun place to hang out for a little while? Definitely. Be sure to go online and check out the solar showers. You can rent the space for 45 minutes or an hour -- it's a private area with hammocks and a shower... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pristine sand, laid back vibe, plentiful sun shades, deck chairs and buckets and spades for the children ... down at the river's edge you leave the bustle behind but have the Paris architecture to soak up all around you. With drinking water points all along the plage along with plentiful loos what's not to like!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This event is organized in the Sumer, for 1 month, between the end of July and August, along the right river bank, in the center of Paris, roughly at the same level of Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Luis. Sand is place on top of the road that is closed to car traffic during that period. Cafes, chairs,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

So Paris Plage is not really a beach, however it is a fun place to go hang out during the summer months. The Parisiennes are away, the city is warm, and not as congested as it could be. The city council then sets up this "artificial beach" along the banks of the River Seine. Sand, beach chairs, palm trees &... More 

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As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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