Stand out in the summer sun at Paris-Plages

Every summer the busy banks of the River Seine are transformed into sandy beaches where locals and visitors mingle in the summer heat. Here is our pick of the essentials for a day on Paris’s very own beaches


Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 by Paulina Szmydke

  • Graphic prints are le dernier cri – the funkier, the better. Try this Vicente Sahuc scarf by Hèrmes. Its exuberant motif will stand out in the busiest crowd
    Hermès Vicente Sahuc scarf (€310; Hermès)
  • Let Eres, the sophisticated French luxury swimwear and lingerie brand, sculpt your silhouette with this lovely checked motif embellished with jewel-like rings and glamorous cutouts
    Eres Stiletto bathing suit (€380; Eres)
  • There is nothing like Valentino red. This season, the venerable fashion house has infused an exquisite pair of espadrilles with its meticulous elegance
    Valentino mesh and lace espadrilles (€340; Valentino)
  • Vanessa Bruno’s tote bags have achieved cult status among Parisiennes of all ages. Add a French touch to your beach wardrobe with this summer’s latest creation

    Vanessa Bruno tote bag (€170; Vanessa Bruno)
  • Packaged in maritime blue and white stripes, MAC’s Hey Sailor! Red Racer lipstick shimmers softly in the sun
    MAC Hey, Sailor! Red Racer lipstick (€19; MAC)
  • Inject some fun into your beachwear with Louis Vuitton’s quirky Float Your Boat necklace
    Louis Vuitton Float Your Boat necklace (€1,075; Louis Vuitton)
  • As indispensable as sunscreen lotion – a straw piece from Borsalino’s colour-forward spring/summer collection
    Borsalino panama (€280; Borsalino)

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