Paris Plages: summer fun on the Parisian beach

Located at Bassin de la Villette, this year’s Paris Plages (Paris beaches) is a fun family outing.

The long awaited summer vacation has arrived, and with it Paris Plages. Located near Hotel Mareuil, the Bassin de la Villette offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Enjoy music in the sun thanks to the barge balls playing French songs along Canal de l’Ourcq. Cafés and patios welcome you with their festive summer ambiance. Other activities are centered around sports and games, such as mountain bike trails, putt putt golf, babyfoot, or pétanque and boules. You may also want to try taking Tai Chi or ballroom dancing!

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Photo credit : C Roche / Mairie de Paris

Lots of aquatic activities
Adults and children alike will be able to try a rowing boat, a pedal boat, experience rowing, or enjoy floating spheres on water called roller tubes. If you are thinking about a cruise, Paris Canal is the place to go for a refreshing and sunny tour on the canal.

More information about Paris Plages is available at Canal de l’Ourcq.

Paris Plages, from July 20 to August 18, 2013.
Open daily from 1pm to 8pm.

Bassin de la Villette
Quai de Seine / Quai de la Loire
Metro station: Jaurès (line 2), Riquet (line 7), and Laumière (line 5).

 

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