This is how Paris, a city far around from the ocean, was able to create its own beach.
The idea came from the city municipality, in 2002 the mayor Bertrand Delanoë thought of the idea. The city cleared around along the river banks and filled them up with sand, added sun bathing chairs and sun umbrella for people to use, as well as showers, and a few trees and greenery. The Parisians enjoy their beach, especially the ones who did not go on a summer vacation.
The beach opens up each summer, starting from July 20th for about a month. This beach, which even has seashells, is without a doubt a genius idea and has had the honor of being imitated in similar towns around France.