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Grey skies as 'Paris on Sea' is unveiled

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Grey skies as 'Paris on Sea' is unveiled

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It was not quite the weather for it but Paris has inaugurated its annual summer beach along the banks of the River Seine.

Paris Plages has become a regular feature with tens of thousands of tonnes of sand shipped in to give the French capital a seaside theme.

But leaden skies marked the first day amid one of the dullest summers on record. So ‘beach-goers’ would be well advised to remember their umbrellas!