A Beach in the Heart of Paris

In 2002, Bertrand Delanoë, the newly-elected mayor, decided to bring the beach to Paris. August is a prime time for vacation, and many shops close down for a few weeks. It’s the perfect time to head out to the beach. (…) The banks of the Seine river are  blocked off to host various beach activities including volleyball and sandcastles. To top it all off, il y a également des palmiers (there are also palm trees)!

full story and photos via A Beach in the Heart of Paris | French Language Blog.


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