Paris-Plages 2020 back in mid-July in Paris

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Published by Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 12 June 2020 at 12h29 · Updated on 12 June 2020 at 14h41
Paris-Plages is back from July 18 to late August 2020 by the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette. Because of coronavirus, this year will be different according to Anne Hidalgo, but still as festive.

This is now a highly awaited event: Paris Plages is coming this year again for even more relaxation, sun, and ice creams by the water. From July 18 to late August 2020, the Seine riverbanks and the bassin de La Villette expect you for a beautiful summer in Paris, keeping barrier gestures.

This year's Paris Plage will be a bit special. Anne Hidalgo said on RTL this Thursday June 11: "Many Parisians will not got on holidays. Many visitors might come to Paris, especially visitors from other French regions rather than abroad, and we really want to welcome them, and keep this festive spirit up in Paris". Paris mayor yet warns this edition will be "a bit different" because of the health crisis.

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.

Anne Hidalgo guarantees "on the Bassin de la Villette, I wanted to give a positive answer to all restaurateurs who asked us to settle in by the pool to work". Let's enjoy ice creams, crêpes, nice small restaurants, and other wonders to eat by the water.

Opening hours and days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Feel like diving? Head to the swimming area, set on Quai de la Loire to enjoy the 3 pools for free, open every days from 11 a.m. to 9 p;m. from mid-July to late August!

La baignade Bassin de la Villette

Paris-Plages 2020 on the Seine Riverbanks

Details as for the entertainments allowed are not yet known. We would love to enjoy deckchairs, picnic tables, drink stands, ice cream parlors, and foosball contests, beach volley, tai-chi lessons, dance workshops, and the free library on the grass and under palmtrees! The program for this summer 2020 will be set in a few days, depending on the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic and Emmanuel Macron's announcements as for phase 3 of the containment exit.

Jeux d'avant sur les Berges de Seine

Paris-Plages 2020 in front of the City Hall

Last year, as part of Paris-Plage 2019, the City Hall became THE place to be with Festival Fnac Live. The festival provides free concerts. On the menu? Eddy de Pretto, Anna Calvi, Canine, Stephan Eicher, Agoria, Bertrand Belin, Bon Entendeur, Léonie Pernet... Let's hope this summer 2020 has beautiful musical surprises in store as well.

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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, dishes 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

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 July 2020 to 31 August 2020



    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1


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