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12 Unexpected Urban Beach Destinations

Fodor's Logo By Julekha Dash of Fodor's | Slide 2 of 12: Travelers who need a break from their whirlwind tour of the City of Lights can head to one of three beaches along the Seine, known as the Paris Plages. Operating since 2002, the pop-up beaches operate during the summer, delivering deck chairs, palm trees and 5,000 metric tons of sand shipped from Normandy. The family-friendly Parc Rives de Seine provides petanque courts and 3D Timescope binoculars that gives viewers a glimpse of 17th century Paris.

Parc Rives de Seine

Travelers who need a break from their whirlwind tour of the City of Lights can head to one of three beaches along the Seine, known as the Paris Plages. Operating since 2002, the pop-up beaches operate during the summer, delivering deck chairs, palm trees and 5,000 metric tons of sand shipped from Normandy. The family-friendly Parc Rives de Seine provides petanque courts and 3D Timescope binoculars that gives viewers a glimpse of 17th century Paris.
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