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paris plage

Paris Plage (Paris Beach) is the name of this artificial beach in the center of Paris

The beach is built by the City of Paris for the locals that cannot afford to go to real ocean beaches during the summer.­ Access to the beach is free, but people are not allowed to bathe in the river.­

They truck hundreds of tons of sand that are spread over the expressway on the river bank (which is closed in summer).­ They even bring palmtrees.­

At the end of the summer, all the sand is bulldozed and trucked off and this becomes an expressway again (called "voie sur berge").­

bateau mouche
beach umbrellas
beachgoers
bridge
crowd
palmtree
paris plage
pont notre dame
river bank
river boat
sand
seine
ship
sightseeing boat
summer
tourists
tree
vacations
voie sur berge
water
August 10, 2012
Pont au Change, 75001 Paris, France
Paris 66 photos

Various photos taken in Paris