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Cooling benches to help people beat the heat in Paris

As well as the benches, the city has also launched an app to help Parisians find spots where they can cool down

  • August 06, 2018 09:45
  • Author Olya Georgieva
Medium citylab
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In the middle of a heatwave which is sweeping much of Northern Europe, Paris is testing out a bench designed to provide relief from the heat. The French capital's latest attempt for a summer oasis is 10-seat bench installed outside the Gare de Lyon. The project is sponsored by the company Climespace which plans to build more of cooling benches across the city.

The benches works by pumping cooled water from the River Seine that refreshes your legs and backside as soon as you sit down. Paris is currently testing so-called small oases that are supposed to make the extreme heat more bearable. As well as the benches, the city has also launched an app to help Parisians find spots where they can cool down.

Source: euronews