Thursday, August 04, 2005
The 4th annual Paris Plage is in full swing. About two miles of the road along the right bank of the Seine is turned into a "beach" thanks to tons of imported sand where people can lay in hammocks, walk through sprinklers, eat a picnic, swim in a public pool (but not in the Seine!), jump on a trampoline, play volleyball... really it is quite a set up and there are tons of activities from which to choose. So successful, it is now widely imitated throughout France and around Europe.
Volleyball in front of the Hotel de Ville
Since 2005 is the year of Brazil in France, it is also the theme of the Paris Plage. There are samba and capoeira classes at the beach too!
I was surprised to see that this year there are actually souvenir stations at the Paris Plage. You can buy beach towels, watches, mugs and shirts with the Paris Plage logo. It's pricey, but cute.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
Hope the move is going well, Terry in SF
# posted by Anonymous : 8:51 PM
Gosh, it sounds like fun.
# posted by Donna : 12:21 AM
the event sounds like so much fun. my goodness, i really can't imagine having to handle all that sand though.
# posted by kristin : 7:11 PM
Looking forward to your next stage....whatever it will be.
# posted by Raehan : 3:27 AM
# posted by Peterpans Gurl : 1:44 AM
i.e. end of season please
# posted by Anonymous : 3:06 PM