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Discover the most beautiful pools in Paris

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Hailey in

Spring is coming, the parasols aren’t out yet at Paris Plages, but there’s no reason to wait: find the best spots to take a dip and cool off. Discover a selection of the best public pools in Paris, open to all Parisians and anyone traveling through the city.

Pontoise Pool: take a dip in Art Deco

This pool, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, was built at the beginning of the 1930s. This Art Deco gem, a landmarked historical monument, was the decor for several films including Amelie. Its style, which may seem a bit retro in 2017, lends it unparalleled charm and cachet. Plan a little swimming session and dive into Paris’s athletic past. Pontoise Pool is open during the week and the weekend.

Address : 19 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris

Château-Landon Pool: a stylish old lady

Château-Landon Pool is simply the oldest public pool in Paris. Opened in 1884, it was renovated and brought up to code several times over. The building, thanks to its high ceilings, has cathedral-like airs, with several skylights bringing in welcome natural light. Rarely crowded, this pool is a relatively unknown destination that’s sure to please history and swimming fans.

Address : 31, rue Château-Landon, 75010 PARIS

Josephine Baker pool: the sun, the Seine

What about taking a dip by the Seine? Josephine Baker Pool, located not far from François Mitterand Library, is housed on a barge that is moored in one of France’s most famous rivers. In addition to the main pool and the wading pool, you’ll also find a tanning lounge, a wading pool, a sports room, and facilities like a jacuzzi, saunas, and a hammam at Josephine Baker Pool. An unusual pool that’s very popular as soon as nice weather returns.

Address : Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris

Butte aux Cailles Pool: 100% Art Nouveau

Inaugurated in 1924, Butte aux Cailles Pool has a unique architectural style, with a huge arch supported by elegant concrete pillars. Its unique and picturesque architecture earned its status as a landmark Historical Monument. And beyond the setting? An outdoor pool that stays open all year round. Enjoy the unique experience of swimming in Paris during the winter.

Address: 5 place Paul Verlaine 75013 Paris
Paris may be far from the sea, but you’ll find plenty of nice places to swim, summer and winter. These four pools, well known by Parisians, also deserve a visit from tourists.

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