Monday, July 20, 2009

Paris Plage - First Day of the Beach

Today was the first day of the "Paris Plage" (Paris Beach). For July through August, sand is loaded onto the banks of the Seine to create the beach along the road and river from Ile St. Louis to the Jardin des Tuileries. No cars, taxis, buses or motorcyles for now.

The summer beach is created as something to do for the Parisians who stay in the city during summer (20 July till 20 August) since most leave the city for vacation. I am looking forward to my first quiet "August" in Paris.

Walk, run or take your scooter...but head for the beach today!
The sand feels cool between my toes as I snap this photo!

The view form the beach - Pont Nuef
There are many types of boardwalks and seating set up along the Seine

Sitting on the beach sand in Paris...does it get any better?

Sand and Umbrellas...what more do we need?...uh, You..of course!

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