Beach in Paris

Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Beach in Paris

I remember a photo recently in a travel magazine that showed people sunbathing on an artifical beach somewhere in Paris. Anyone know about this?
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:50 AM
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In August during the Conges Annuels (month-long summer shutdown/vacation where traffic is a fraction of its normally hectic pace, the express road along the Right Bank of the Seine by the Louvre/Tuileries gardens i believe is closed off and tons of sand are brought in to create a beach in the heart of Paris for the month. Some other streets and squares are pedestrianized as well - August is a great time for Paris as the smog, caused largely by vehicular exhaust, is way down and traffic is much less making for better walking and a quieter town.
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Last summer at the end of July through most of August was Paris Plage. It was along the banks of the Seine. Here is a website that tells about it:

http://www.v1.paris.fr/fr/actualites...is_plage_2004/

There were live band concerts there too.
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:14 PM
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Thank you PalQ and Catburt. Much appreciated the info and details.
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Jul 1st, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine (pg. 29 Jul/Aug '05 issue) has a short article on the 4th Paris-Plage festival, July 21 thru Aug 21, www.paris-info.com
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