(Pure bliss. A row full of Velibs. Photo: RubyGoes/Flickr)
(Parisians flock to the River Seine during the summer. Photo: AFP)
(People sit beside a fountain in the Palais Royal gardens. Photo: AFP)
(Cinema-goers enjoy a free show in Paris. Photo: AFP)
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(Last year's champion Vincenzo Nibali. Photo: AFP)
Paris Plages obviously has its limits, the main one being you can't actually swim, unless you go and jump in the Seine and even the mayor of Paris says that is not advisable.
But there are options to cool down, not least the outdoor pools around the city And there's some pretty good ones.
The centre aquatique de Neuilly-sur-Seine is great for families and those who want to relax.
There's also the Josephine Baker pool which is actually floating on the River Seine in the 13th arrondissement. And don't miss the Piscine Georges Hermant in the 19th, an Olympic-size swimming pool featuring a massive retractable roof.
And if you are feeling flush then why not head to the historic Molitor pool – the birthplace of the bikini that opened after refurbishment last year.