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 August 30, 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. This year, entertainments focus on sport with swimming, kayaking, energetic arts. Visitors can also play table soccer and boules.
For the youngest, many entertainments and playgrounds will be available with the kids' club, Ludomouv', the famous zipline and meetings provided by the Bibliothèques Hors les Murs.
Do not forget the special movie screening on the water for the opening of Paris Plages, with French movie "Le Grand Bain". Another event you do not want to miss? The two free concerts of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris on the Seine riverbanks and the Bassin de la Villette.
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: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight.
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!
Careful, because of the current health context, the pool opens from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every 2 hours, naming from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., then from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., then from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Between each turn, spaces welcoming users (changing rooms, toilets, around the pool, solarium...) will be systematically cleaned up and disinfected.
To access the facility, each user has to withdraw a wristband matching the time slot they want. Facemasks are mandatory until they leave the changing rooms. Physical distancing must be maintained.
Paris-Plages 2020 on the Seine Riverbanks
This year, the Rives de Seine or Seine Riverbanks let you laze about, walk around or relax. As for entertainments you can all enjoy some Tai-Chi, boules, tabler soccer, and even reading thanks to Bibliothèques Hors les Murs.
As for kids, they can enjoy board games and giant games. What a program to enjoy for free!
Please note the beach on the Seine River banks opens every day from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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 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!
Dates and Opening Time
From 18 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1