No less than 5,000 tonnes of sand were shipped from Normandy on the Seine to reach the Parisian banks.
In 2015, Paris-Plages will take place from the 20th July to the 23rd August from 9am to midnight. There will be three main locations:
- Voie Pompidou, a 3.5 km stretch on the Right Bank between Pont-Neuf to Pont de Sully
- Place de l’Hôtel de Ville with many beach activities
- Bassin de la Villette (19th arrondissement).
Over the years, Paris-Plages has proven itself a very popular event. During the Summer 2015, more than 6 million people are expected to visit the beaches on the Seine.
In 2015 the beach will be open daily between the 20th July and the 23rd August.