The man-made beaches along the banks of the Seine are a popular summer feature, but this year there are concerns for their security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.

From the Washington Post

Fake Seine beaches are part of a Paris summer. This year, they’re making officials nervous.

This year, however, in the aftermath of the Nice attack and, on Tuesday, the murder of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church, that sense of community is under threat. The Paris Plages have already been identified as the next potential target for yet another attack, after two in the city in January and November. As she officially opened the attraction Wednesday, Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced that concrete blocks, fences and vehicles would be set up along the riverside promenade near the beaches to “prevent a vehicle entering in the style of the Nice attack.”

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