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Get the seaside experience in Paris during the Plage FestivalIt seems the seaside is set to arrive in the city of Paris this summer, with the Paris Plage Festival returning with some fabulous and unique events to the French capital.

From 20 July – 19 August, the banks of the river Seine are set to be transformed, bringing more than 800 metres of beach for tourists and locals to enjoy. There will be two sections of the city laden with golden sands, the first near Pont Neuf, bringing a range of sporting activities, with the chance to partake in a game of volleyball or petanque free of charge. The second is located along the Canal de L’Ourcq, an area known for drawing a huge crowd thanks to a range of concerts and outdoor games scheduled in the sand.

While you might not be able to swim, it comes as a fantastic addition to the city none the less, allowing you to bask on deckchairs and play in the sumptuous sands while on your city break. If you happen to be staying in any of the hotels in Paris over the dates, it might be an idea to pack your bucket and spade.

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