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.
Bassin de la Villette
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. The pool will be open from July 17 to September 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for free… This is THE place to be this summer!
You absolutely can’t miss this summer event, no excuses! Dancing, relaxation, sports and pure leisure will all be part of the 2017 program, from July 8 to September 3!
l'Eté du Canal
They’re putting on a summer event called l'Eté du Canal, that will take place all along the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq from July 8 to August 27, 2017. A whole range of festive activities like water magic, boats, dancing, shows, beaches, biking and walks will be part of the program! If a fine sand beach and deck chairs are more your style, try the Plage du Glazart!
Even with the Paris Plages events in town, Aquaboulevard is still the waterpark of all waterparks in the region. No matter how restless kids are, they won’t have the chance to get bored between the wave machines, giant slides, bubble baths and waterfalls! And now there are special spaces designated for children so that visitors of all ages can make the most of their experience in every space!
In the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is opening a new beach space this summer called “Jardin-Plage!” Deck chairs, wading pools, water games, water misting and canons create the ultimate space for relaxation and cooling off. So, grab the kids, and head to the Jardin d’Acclimatation and its carousels, petting zoos and park games this summer!
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.
Outdoor activities centers:
To feel like you are at the beach, there is nothing better than outdoor activities centers. There are a lot of them in Ile de France so you can spend a fantastic day by lakes, picnic and sunbathing included. Here is a very pleasant and low-priced solution to listen to the waves, feel the sand between your toes and sunbathe whilst staying close to Paris. Discover now this year’s places and programs.
In Seine-et-Marne (77):
In the Yvelines Department (78):
In the Hauts-de-Seine (92):
In the Seine-Saint-Denis Department (93)
In the Val De Marne Department (94)
In the Val d’Oise Department (95)
So that’s how you do the beach in Paris!
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