The closest maritime city to Paris is Dieppe, a town on the Alabaster Coast, in the Normandy region, located about 170 kilometers to the north. It is not a very long trip and, in fact, it is quite touristy and visited by the inhabitants of the French capital, but they do not need to go out to enjoy the beach during the summer if they do not want to or cannot afford it.
Every summer, during the months of July and August, the authorities of the French capital install several temporary beaches in various parts of the city along the Seine River and in the surroundings of the Bassin de la Villette, the largest artificial length from Paris. The project was born in 2002 and during this time it has become a tradition for residents and an attraction for visitors during the summer season.
The project is called Paris-Plages and, in addition to installing artificial beaches, numerous activities are also carried out to liven up the summer for those Parisians who decide to stay in the city.
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