Surviving the Heat Wave in Paris

Surviving the Heat Wave in Paris

As the heat wave in Europe continues we’ve been reading about how the Europeans are coping.

In Paris, some are cruising on the Basin de la Villette (the largest artificial lake in the city) where you can rent a boat by the hour for up to six hours from 930am-10pm.  The boats come in three sizes, for 5, 7 or 11 passengers and are equipped with an awning for shade.  You can bring your own beverages and snacks or order a picnic in advance from the boat company.    Prices range from EUR40 for one hour with 5 people up to EUR300 for a full day with 11 people.