I met my friend along the Seine at Hotel de Ville to experience the Paris Plages. I was impressed by how peaceful and fun it was. Visitors can take advantage of the free volleyball, mist machines, Baci courts, pools, and a few well-priced cafes serving typical summertime cuisine such as salads, crepes and cider. All of the lounge chairs are free to use, but the catch is that you must arrive early to get one! There are three spots for Paris Plages: La voie Georges Pompidou, Le bassin de la Villette, and Le Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville. If you are around this weekend, I would suggest spending a few hours at the beach. We are finally getting summer weather in Paris and it's the last weekend of the Paris Plages. So, it would be quite a shame to miss out on this free event.