The summer transforms Paris. The cityscape dons greenery and the riverside thoroughfares become car-free resorts. Since 2002 there is the beach feeling in Paris. It spans three kilometres through historical Paris, and features a swimming pool, concert stage, and open-air attractions (rollerblading, tai-chi, wall climbing, boules etc.).

Refreshment areas, play areas and deckchairs are available for your time out unwinding by the river. Holiday makers at the Bassin de la Villette (Paris 19) can also borrow books free of charge, play beach volley, take an aquagym class in a mini pool, or kayak around the lake – or, of course just chill and enjoy.