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Paris is hot in July, so try swimming in the Villette

Paris in July is hot & in the vacation month of August it is even hotter.If you need an escape from all that heat head on over to the Villette in the 10 eme and dive into one of the three new canal pools
The three pools have different depths that should keep everyone happy.  One is only 40 cm deep perfect for youngsters, the other is 1.2 metres deep & the final pool is 2 metres deep The whole structure is 100 metres long, roughly 2 Olympic pool lengths. Facilities will include showers, changing rooms & toilets. On the canal you will find deckchairs, food trucks etc. If all this is not enough to keep the teenagers happy they can swim in the canal with the locals!
NB: All should be up & running in mid July subject to approval from the local councils

NB: photos 1 & 3

When is a laundromat not just a laundromat?

When it’s a bar as well!

Its amazing the things you discover when you  are updating the toilets in the 10eme.

What started out as an annoyance at missing a laundromat soon turned out to be a pleasant surprise when I discovered it was a front for a speakeasy upstairs!
Make no mistake ,this is a functioning laundromat. It may be the worlds smallest laundromat, with 3 washing machines & 1 dryer. It is very clean & otherwise well maintained.

But like all speakeasy’s there is a secret door, and that secret door is behind the dryer that is marked with a 4. Now for the next problem, how does one open the door? Easy, press the start button & the door will spring open!

From here, head up the dark staircase and enter into a pop art meets Tulum Mexico cocktail bar. Its small, with friendly staff that may or may not be able to speak any English. Thursday nights are chill but if a buzzing night out is more your style, visit on a Saturday evening instead.

So ladies,( and sadly, it is inevita…

Sun soaked in Cannes

Public Beaches Cannes offers a multitude of public beaches. From Plage de Gazagnaire, Bijou Plabe, Plage Zamenhoff, Plage Mace, Page du Casino, Plage de L"Abreuvoir, Plage Lugier to Plage du Midi. You also have full access to the shoreline along the famed Croisette, although a simple stroll can be more like an obstacle course with the clubs sunbeds dominating the space.

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Although the Croisette is the domain of the Private Beach Club, something similar can be enjoyed at either end of the beach for a more reasonable price at the Plage Publique Regie Municipale .You can choose either Mace or Zamenhoff  beaches between the months of June to September. Sunbeds can be hired daily at E:6.70 and umbrellas, towels and lockers are also available. You also have direct access to the toilets and the showers. Strangely you are forbidden to eat at these beaches (!) but nobody really pays attention. Be discrete and you shouldn't have problem with self catering. Life guards/First Aid sta…