For one month every summer, the Georges Pompidou Expressway (4e arr.) along Paris’s Right Bank transforms into a pedestrian refuge replete with a sandy beach, also at Bassin de la Villette ( Stalingrad (19e arr.) and on the Quai de la Gare at the Bibliothèqe Nationale (13e arr.).
A dazzling array of attractions for your attention, from activities like dance lessons, climbing walls, games, and swimming (in floating pools), not the Seine, to amenities like beach chairs, cafes, misting fountains, and shady palm trees.
Its enormous popularity can be traced to strong management and innovative programming, which keep the place humming well into the night with shows and performances. This year you can listen to some concerts all for free ( to celebrate 5 year of Paris Plage) at the Festival Fnac Indétendances close to the Pont de Sully.