Swimming Pools in Paris

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Now that the weather has warmed and the sun is shining, what better way is there to spend these beautiful Parisian summer days than pool-side?

For those of us who plan on spending the summer in Paris instead of escaping to the beach, we have curated a list of our favorite swimming pools in Paris to share with you! Grab that new bikini, slather on some sunscreen and splash around in these great, truly Parisian, swimming pools this summer.

Piscine Josephine Baker

Probably the most well-known of Paris swimming pools, this stylish aquatic center alongside the Seine and overlooking Bercy opened the same year as Paris Plage. The pool is a bit smaller than the others at 25m but the Piscine Josephine Baker is much more than a pool with a sliding glass roof, training rooms, hammams, saunas, a jacuzzi and a solarium plus a second 50m square pool for children. Like the Piscine Keller, Josephine Baker uses an ozone water treatment instead of chlorine. The entrance hall is equipped with WiFi and there is a full schedule of exercise classes as well!

Quai Francois Mauriac, 75013
Price: 3 euro

 

Centre Aquaitque de Neuilly-sur-Seine

While Neuilly-sur-Seine is not technically Paris, this swimming pool is one of our favorites and is worth leaving the city limits. The Centre Aquatique de Neuilly-sur-Seine is more than just a pool, it is a full aquatic center with a huge indoor pool with slides and even a lazy-river! There are three outdoor pools and a large area for lounging and tanning. The center also has a spa, hammam and sauna for those looking for a little pampering. It is clean, well-maintained and great for a day in the sun. It gets quite crowded in the summer so try to arrive early!

27-31 Boulevard d’Inkermann, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Price: 6.40 euro for residents, 7 euro for non-residents

Piscine Keller

Recently renovated with the new image of the Beaugrenelle neighborhood, this state-of-the-art swimming pool comes with beautiful changing rooms and an ozone water filtering system that filters and disinfects the water every four hours – no more chlorine smell! Serious swimmers will love the Olympic-size pool at Piscine Keller and there is a smaller pool for children to enjoy when the lanes are filled with swimmers. This is definitely more of a pool for swimmers than loungers and sun-tanners but the sliding roof lets in the sunshine on nice days.

14, rue de l’Ingénieur Robert-Keller, 75015
Price: 3 euro single entry or pass of 10 for 24 euro.

 

Piscine Georges-Valleray

In the summer, the plexiglass roof is lifted off of this 50m pool in the far east of Paris to give way to swarms of sun-seeking Parisians. The Piscine Georges-Valleray was originally built for the 1924 Olympics and while it may lack some modern charm, the pool is a wonderful summer escape. There are designated lanes for swimmers and plenty of room for frolickers. The pool is often divided in two to allow for a shallow end for children to play safely and give the swimmers the space that they need away from any disruptions.

148 Avenue Gambetta, 75020
Price: 3 euro

Piscine Molitor

If public pools are just too low-brow for you, then the Piscine Molitor is for you. Originally opened in 1929, the pool was the trendiest bathhouse in Paris for 60 years before it was closed in 1989 and became an artist’s underground hang-out. Just last year, the swimming pool opened as a luxury hotel, spa and member’s club. The Molitor has two pools: the winter pool and the summer pool. The summer pool measures in a 46m and is lined by lounge chairs for sun bathing. The winter pool’s glassed in roof keeps swimmers warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. The Molitor also has a world-class Clarins spa, a gourmet restaurant and a fabulous rooftop terrace with Eiffel Tower views! Sound too good to be true? Unfortunately, luxury like this demands a luxurious price tag…

8 Avenue de la Pore Molitor, 75016
Price: 180 euro per day, also open to club members (3300 euro/year) or hotel guests

 

TIP >> As you can imagine most of the pools get crowded fast during the summer months so it’s helpful to download the Paris Piscine app from the city of Paris so that you can TRIPLE check the hours before going!

 

New to Paris swimming culture? The lovely Anne Ditmeyer of Prêt à Voyager has a great post on the etiquette of swimming at public pools in Paris. Check out her post here and head out to get swimming!

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