Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo posing with Seine Swimmers July 8, 2023_ColleensParis
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo posing with Seine Swimmers July 8, 2023

On July 8, 2023 kayaks and sailboats have been gliding on the Seine. About 25 Parisians, together with metropolis corridor staff, have been diving in and swimming between the Pont Sully and the Pont Marie bridges. Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave the sign. With this transfer, she is formally selling Seine swimming for the Paris Olympics 2024. The Seine will then reopen to the general public in 2025. The Seine has been closed to swimming since 1923. Mayor Jacques Chirac optimistically predicted cleansing up the Seine beginning in 1988. It has taken three many years to get began.

Sunday, strolling alongside the Quai de Béthune (Bras de Marie) and under the Quai des Célestins, swimmers in bathing fits, caps and goggles gathered subsequent to the dock for the opening day of Paris Plages (Paris Seaside) July 8. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, walked down the ramp on the quai, greeted the swimmers, chatted and sounded the beginning alarm. The swimmers dove in and swam towards the Pont Marie bridge and again. 

The three places deliberate for the general public in 2025 are Bercy (13th arrondissement), throughout from the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Bras de Marie, the place Mayor Hidalgo stood on July 8 (4th arrondissement), and the Port de Grenelle throughout from the Île aux Cygnes (15th arrondissement).

Nautical actions can be found for the general public every Sunday between July 8 and September 3, 2023. Listed here are 20 extra causes to go to and revel in Paris Plages.