On the cobblestones, the beach. Discover 6 addresses where to live an insane seaside experience in Paris and in the surroundings. The sea has never been so close!
Sip rosé with your feet in the sand
Do you do you … A little air of Saint-Tropez blows through Levallois-Perret with a new edition of Polpo Plage. On the menu: fine sand, chic deckchairs and a brand-new marina for magnificent boat excursions!
The extra thing ? A farniente atmosphere on Sundays, with the two-seater deckchairs a must.
Organic crème fine of eggplants from Provence and toast (€9.50), potato chips with truffle (€4), AOP Basil and Parmesan crème fine (€9.5) and smoked tuna rillettes (€9.50) Open Wednesday to Friday 3pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to midnight (no reservations required). Polpo Brasserie , 47 quai Charles Pasqua, 92300 Levallois-Perret .
A beach club like in Tulum
Step out of your prettiest bikini, it's now or never. La Beach Parisienne tumbles at the Chalet du Lac until the end of September with its 220 tonnes of white sand over 1,000 m2 for sea, sex and sun days in the Bois de Vincennes. Deckchair or sunbed? You choose. Between a pétanque tournament and a game of beach volleyball, let yourself be tempted by a burger, a salmon tataki or a healthy salad with a refreshing cocktail. A word of advice, don't forget the sunscreen.
The extra thing ? The XXL buffet brunch served on weekends (Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm), with the possibility of booking a massage like in Bali.
Mezze to share: hummus, falafel, burrata, tarama... (10 €), Tuna steak with sesame, mashed potatoes, olive oil (24 €), Brunch 45 €/person. Half-day deckchair reservations with towel included (€15).
The Parisian beach Orée du Bois de Vincennes, Avenue de Bel Air, Paris 12th.
Lunch by the pool
With its stylish beach house decor, the Splash has nothing to envy the trendy beach restaurants of the Côte d'Azur. The height of cool, the establishment nestled in Asnières facing the Seine, has a sublime and luxurious swimming pool by which you can have lunch or dinner. On the menu, burratina tomatoes, pieces of brazier beef (the competition BBQ) and citrus baba. Unfortunately swimming is not allowed, but nobody will tell you anything, if you just soak your feet!
The extra thing ? The Splash has taken over the neighboring barge with deckchairs, just to bask in peace.
Starter, main course, dessert € 39.99. Bistrot Splash Port Van Gogh, 92600 Asnières sur Seine (under the Clichy bridge).
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Escape to an island
Release the moorings, direction the Chalet des Îles. This true historical gem, a gift from Napoleon III to Empress Eugenie, sits discreetly on one of the two islands in the lower lake of Bois de Boulogne. The only way to get there is to take the boat shuttle. The bar opens from 4 p.m., take the opportunity to sip a Moscow Mule or a mocktail sunk in the deckchairs, in the shade of birch and cypress trees.
The extra thing ? Rent a boat to set sail on the water (8 € for half an hour).
Cocktail € 13-16. Bois de Boulogne, Pier of the Chalet des Îles , Porte de la Muette, Lower lake belt, Paris 16th .
© Naïade Plante