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"PARIS BEACH" BANS CARS, ATTRACTS WALKERS

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  • Lanyon, Ryan
    PARIS BEACH BANS CARS, ATTRACTS WALKERS - According to a July 21st Reuters story filed from Paris, Lines of scantily-clad bodies are soaking up the sun a
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      "PARIS BEACH" BANS CARS, ATTRACTS WALKERS

      -> According to a July 21st Reuters story filed from Paris, "Lines of
      scantily-clad bodies are soaking up the sun a stone's throw from
      Paris's famed Louvre museum, as the northern bank of the River Seine
      has become a palm-fringed beach for the summer. Kids slurped on ice
      cream, built sandcastles and gawped at jugglers on the first day of the
      'Paris beach' project, which bans cars from the road that snakes
      alongside the river in favour of tourists and Parisians seeking fun in
      the sun.

      "Some idled in bright blue sunlougers and deck chairs dotted along the
      river on freshly imported grass, while others lazed on the 180 cubic
      metres of fine sand dumped near Pont Neuf and in front of the ornate
      Paris city hall to create two small beaches. 'I think it's great -- it
      makes Paris seem much friendlier,' one semi-naked sunworshipper told
      LCI television. One thing missing from what city hall has touted as the
      complete seaside experience, is the sea.

      Source:
      http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020721/od_uk_nm/oukoe_li
      fe_paris_beach_2
      Title: "Life's a beach in Paris"
      Author: Rebecca Harrison
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