Until August 21, they will be able to enjoy free umbrellas and deckchairs along the pedestrianized banks of the right bank of the Seine and on the quays of the La Villette basin, as well as six “ephemeral summer baths”.

“The smiles are there, the sun too. So come to Paris Plages, it’s for you,” said Ms. Hidalgo.

Two years from the Paris Olympic Games, Paris Plages 2022 gives pride of place to sports activities, in particular nautical: canoeing, kayak polo, pedo or stand up paddle, but also petanque, tai chi, climbing or Swedish gym.

In terms of culture, exhibitions, a toy library and a “library outside the walls” are also offered.

The device has further “greened” this year thanks to “extensive vegetation of leisure and relaxation areas”, underlined the town hall of Paris, with more palm trees and mulberry trees.

Despite the seventh wave of the Covid epidemic hitting the country, the town hall of Paris promised this year an “unhindered” edition, that is to say without gauge or restriction.

While a new heat wave is expected next week in Paris, the social movement of lifeguards and technical agents which affects the capital’s municipal swimming pools should not disturb the “ephemeral pools” of Paris-Plage, according to the municipality.

“We will have the necessary number of lifeguards,” assured sports assistant Pierre Rabadan on Friday.