Everyone who visits Paris for the first time probably has the same list of major attractions to hit: The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, etc. In the last few years the Plage de Paris has taken over top billing. Mediterranean style beaches have appeared on the banks of the Seine, where one can laze on the beach, sunbathe, kids can play as if on the Cote d Azur. Hotels.com is listing loads of last minute city hotel offers for Paris. August is the month when Parisians are out of town...so you have a lot more easy to explore, even cross the busy streets.