Paris-Plages 2019: artificial sand-free beaches along the river Seine

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Published by My B. · Published on 26 August 2019 at 09h00 · Updated on 26 August 2019 at 09h01
When will Paris-Plages open? Each year, when the sand arrives in Paris, Parisians and tourists suddenly feel like they are living in the tropics. In 2019, the artificial beaches will be open from July 6 to September 1 with many animations on the Voie Georges Pompidou, the Hôtel de Ville and the Bassin de la Villette, where a huge swimming-pool awaits us!

Paris Plages is coming this year again with hundreds of deckchairs, parasols, palmtrees, and dozens of entertainments near the Voie Georges Pompidou, in front of the Hôtel de Ville and the Bassin de la Villette for two months - July 6 to September 1, 2019.

Bassin de la Villette

Once again, Paris-Plages turns the Bassin de la Villette into a beach resort. Deckchairs, pétanque, fountains, animations and shows will be on the menu.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Feel like going for a dive? Run to the swimming area of the Bassin de la Villette, set on Quai de la Loire to enjoy the 3 pools open for free, every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., from mid-June to September.

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In addition to this swim, the Mairie de Paris offers several nautical entertainments such as bike-surf (?), as well as a digital area, the geek space that brings together new technologies such as Alpha 1 Pro, this 40-cm tall humanoid robot that moves like humans or Ozobots, the smallest programmable robots that are only 2.54cm high!

La baignade Bassin de la Villette

Paris-Plages 2019 on the Seine Riverbanks

On the right bank, in the Voie Georges Pompidou, under the palm trees, Paris-Plages offers us hundreds of deckchairs to relax, water misters, picnic tables, refreshment stalls, ice-cream makers, tai-chi sessions, dance workshops and a free library.

Jeux d'avant sur les Berges de Seine

Paris-Plages 2019 in front of the City Hall

As part of Paris-Plage 2019, the City Hall becomes THE place to be with Festival Fnac Live. The festival provides free concerts from July 3 to 5, 2019. On the menu? Eddy de Pretto, Anna Calvi, Canine, Stephan Eicher, Agoria, Bertrand Belin, Bon Entendeur, Léonie Pernet...

Festival Fnac Live Paris 2018, le programme

Whether you are on the right bank or at the Bassin de la Villette, over 54,000 hours of leisure are waiting for you for 2 months from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Scattered across the four venues, pop-up libraries and restaurants (sweet crepes for €5, main dish for €12 and ice-creams for €3) will be up so we can stay all day long without returning to the hustle and bustle of the Parisian life.

Reading a book, observing bateaux mouches, there is nothing better to unwind during the summer!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 July 2019 to 1 September 2019



    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1


    Recommended age
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