Thanks to "Paris Plages" and "Paris Respire", Paris takes a break from traffic, turning the banks of the river Seine into a car-free zone. In order to reduce pollution and improve quality of life, the City of Paris aims at permanently pedestrianizing the banks in the inner city, to the chagrin of motorists.
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Swimming in the river Seine, near the Pont-Neuf. Paris (Ist arrondissement), circa 1935.
© Gaston Paris / Roger-Viollet