This is now a highly awaited event since 2002: Paris Plages returns yearly for even more relaxation, sun, and ice creams by the water. From July 9 to August 21, 2022, the Seine riverbanks and the bassin de La Villette expect you for a beautiful summer in Paris.
Enjoy some swimming and water sports in the Bassin de la Villette, as well as lots of entertainments for families. Games, books, exhibitions are here to spruce us this summer event transforming Paris into a sea resort.
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. This summer, play boules, foosball, learn tai chi and break dance on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
For the youngest, lots of entertainments and games are planned. Climbing, trampoline and entertainments for 3-7 y.o. with Ludo Plages expect them. On the menu, an open-air library with readings, workshops and playful entertainments.
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! Extra pools await. The traditional swimming pools will be available in the sporting facilities of Léo-Lagrange (12th arrondissement), Louis-Lumière (20th) and Stade Carpentier (13th).
Watersports are planned too: canoe-kayak, kayak polo, stand-up paddle, paddle boat, paddle bike, small boats (for kids), and Hawaian dugouts.
Paris-Plages on the Seine Riverbanks
This summer, 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.
Practice Tai chi daily from 10 a.m. to noon at the foot of the Pont-Neuf bridge.
Foosball, daily, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., underneath the Pont Notre-Dame bridge.
Boules, every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the foot of the Pont Louis-Philippe bridge.
Giant games, every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Parvis of the City Hall
Run coaching, Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon by the Pont Louis-Philippe bridge.
Swedish gym classes on Saturdays and Mondays.
Open-air exhibitions will be provided too: one down the Châtelet ramp and the other down the Célestins ramp. Families and kids can enjoy readings, workshops, insect parade and more playful and cultural entertainments.
Whether you are on the right bank or at the Bassin de la Villette, over 54,000 hours of leisure are waiting for you all summer round 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
Starts 9 July 2022
Paris - Ile de France