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Date Night In Paris: It's Like A Drive-In Cinema, But With Boats

Paris has had all the creative social distancing ideas this week, first with cute teddies and now with a boat-in movie night under the stars.

Paris has had all the creative social distancing ideas this week, first with cute teddies and now with a boat-in movie night under the stars.

“Paris is always a good idea” – especially when adorable tiny electric boats and funny movies are involved.

If you’re wondering what the heck is going on, Paris Plages is an annual event organised by the cities visitors bureau, which creates pop-up summer beaches in the city along the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette.

To celebrate the event, and the recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, including the opening of movie theaters, cinema chain Mk2 has collaborated with Häagen-Dazs to create the “Cinéma sur l’Eau”, which means Cinema on the Water.

Cinema on the Water

On 18 July, locals can watch ‘Le Grand Bain’, a comedy about a group of men who start a synchronised swimming team, while floating peacefully in a little boat, under the stars.

The boats are operated by a local company called Freshwater sailor and the fleet of 38, each seats four to six people and complies with all social-distancing regulations.

No license is required either, so no need to be an experienced deckhand! If you don’t fancy hanging out on the water, another 150 people are able to watch the movie from deckchairs, on dry land.

The catch? You must win your boat to attend the screening. People in Paris can register here. Entrants have until July 15 to try to win seats in the free raffle.

Perhaps someone could organise something similar on the Sydney Harbour? That would be fun!

Good luck!

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