Here is a view down the river of some of the festivities.
They have misters set up so you can cool off when things get hot. I wish I grabbed a picture of this guy who was sunning himself along the banks in a lovely French Speedo and then got up - stood under the mister to cool off and returned to his seat. When there is no ocean around people just improvise with summer!
And finally they have installed a pool right on the edge of the Seine with fabulous views. It is also on our end of the river so it is a 20-minute walk from our apartment. Lucky us! It is free to the public and has certain hours for certain ages. From 3:30 pm -6:30 pm it is reserved for kids under 10 and their guardians. There are however rules. Boys and men must be in speedos for hygeine purposes and everyone must be in a swimming cap. You walk through feet cleaning pools and a shower before you get to the swim deck.
But when a FREE city swimming pool looks as clean as this, one can hardly argue with the rules!
It was however freezing.