Swimming and Beach Areas in Paris and Ile-de-France this summer 2020

Published by Elodie D., Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 28 July 2020 at 17h38 · Updated on 28 July 2020 at 17h56
When Paris gets hit with another heatwave, you might want to know where to find beaches and swimming areas in Paris and the region! That’s why Sortiraparis has done the work for you, putting together this list of beaches along lakes, rivers, pools or any other body of water of water where you can cool off and relax in the sun. Bet you didn’t know that Paris could also be your next beach resort destination!

When the sun comes out, we feel like swimming and cooling off by the pool. Here at Sortiraparis, we want to help you find the perfect spot for swimming, tanning, or just cooling off this summer in Paris and the region. 

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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. Floating movie theater, concerts by the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, as well as entertainments, swimming sessions, and relaxation... Here is the program of Paris-Plages expecting you all summer long.

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You may not know that but the Bassin de la Villette is the largest artificial lake in Paris and you will soon be allowed to swim… in the basin! After months assessing the water quality, the office of Paris Mayor presented its project to allow a secured swim this summer: 3 basins of different depths will be set within the Bassin de la Villette by the Quai de la Loire to allow Parisians and tourists to swim whilst enjoying a summery atmosphere. This is THE place to be this summer! 
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Don’t forget about all of the pools and solariums that are open during summer! Some pools even have beautiful relaxation areas. If you want to work on your tan and lounge about in the sun and in the water, this is the way to do it!

If you do not feel like swimming but definitely like cooling off, head to Place de la République and its water misters that will help you feel better in a few minutes. Go grab a drink at the Fluctuat Nec Mergitur café! If you are more a “Rive Gauche” (Left bank) person, head to the Parc André Citroën and its numerous water jets, even though you should definitely bring spare garments, it feels so good!

Beaches in the Ile-de-France Region:

Paris beaches are not just limited to the city itself. There are many different beach activities in the Ile-de-France region, so that Parisians can experience a summer break without leaving the region!

Information is updated regularly.

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To feel on vacations without riding the train or driving for 2 hours, the perfect solution is the outdoor activities centers! These artificial beaches are great to sunbathe, swim like by the sea, but including not too expensive activities as a bonus. Parisians or tourists, here’s a lovely and cheap solution… to enjoy some relaxing time near our capital. Sortiraparis tells you everything about the 12 outdoor activities centers in Ile de France where swims and entertainments await.

So that’s how you go to the beach in Paris!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 21 June 2020 to 20 September 2020

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