Where to bath in Paris


Are you in Paris and the weather is so hot, that you need a fresh break? Or you’re the kind of people that can’t spend a week without swimming? Paris has countless things to do, from visiting its greatest landmarks, its hidden gems and charming neighborhoods, to relaxing around a swimming pool. From time to time, people need to freshen up and stay in shape, and swimming is the best physical activity! It’s perfect for the mind and the body! So if you happen to be in Paris, and want to swim and relax a while, this article is for you! By the end of the article you will know where to bath in Paris.


I will tell you which swimming pool will suit you best, depending on your expectations. Although there are about forty public swimming pools in Paris, I selected 5, which I think are the most worth it. If you want to have a look at the other public swimming pools in Paris, or if you just want to check the opening times, there is this website (Meslieux), which unfortunately is in French, but provides a lot of useful information!

Note that when you go to a public swimming pool in Paris, the charges will be about 3 Euros for adults and 1.70 Euros for children. However, some of them are a little bit more expensive in summer or during the night-time.

Josephine Baker: Swimming In The Seine!

Built on a boat in 2007 for “Paris Plages” (Paris Beaches – every summer, the banks of the Seine used to turn into beaches around the 20th of July, for at least four weeks), the Josephine Baker swimming pool floats on the Seine. Almost at the same level, you have the feeling of swimming directly in the river! It is open the whole year. In winter, it’s protected with a glass roof, and in summer, they take it off so that you can enjoy the sun. In July and August, the ticket price is around 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. Plus, during the summer, the Josephine Baker swimming pool opens at 7 am and closes at 11 pm. So stunning sunsets are guaranteed while relaxing in the swimming pool!


How to get there?
Quai François Mauriac
Metro station: Quai de la gare (line 6), or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (line 14)

Aquaboulevard: A Day Off To The Sea!

Are you tired of visiting Paris from every conceivable angle? Are you travelling with children that just want to do kid stuff and play? This aquatic park is for you! But I need to warn you, it is difficult to spend less than a whole day there. In fact, you will find an interior beach that you will love both in winter and summer, a huge outside garden that you will enjoy in summer, many thrilling water slides, exciting activities, several swimming pools with waves or current, water works, a fitness center, Jacuzzis, and many more!

It is full of Parisians all through the year, and I am sure you will love it as much as they do! But, you probably should know that it is more of a theme park than a traditional swimming pool, so count about 33 euros for adults, and 19 euros for children.

From Monday to Thursday, it is open from 9 am until 11 pm. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am until midnight.


How to get there?
4-6, rue Louis Armand
Metro station: Loumel (line 8), Porte de Versailles or Corentin Celton (line 12)

Pontoise: Swimming By Night!

This pool is known as the swimming pool where Jacques Cousteau tested his diving suit (you probably don’t know him, but he is literally a star in France!). It was built in 1934, and designated a historical monument in 1998. Beloved by the Parisians, it is one of the few swimming pools that open at night! Plus, many water activities take place!


How to get there?
19, rue de Pontoise
Metro station: Maubert Mutualité (line 10)

Butte Aux Cailles: Art Deco In Paris!

Designated a historical monument in 1990, it was built between 1922 and 1924 in Art Deco style. The water, which comes from an artesian aquifer, is naturally 28°C. There are three pools, one inside, one outside that opens in summer, and a little one for the little ones! It is a very pleasant place to visit. You will find lots of families there during the weekend. However, it might be very crowded during French holidays! The entry fee for adults is 3 euros and 1.70 euros for children.


How to get there?
5, place Paul Verlaine
Metro station: Corvisart (line 6), Place d’Italie (lines 5,6 and 7), or Tolbiac (line 7).

Suzanne Berlioux: The best to stay fit!

Located inside the Forum les Halles, the entry fee for adults is 4.80 euros and 3.80 euros for children. I love to go there on the mornings when there are less people and I have this gigantic swimming pool all to myself! If you like to challenge yourself, the Suzanne Berlioux is great! It’s 50 meters long and it’s my favorite one to stay fit. I challenge myself and try to do laps in the swimming pool as long as possible!


How to get there?
Forum des Halles, 10 place de la Rotonde
Metro station: les halles (line 4), chatelet (line 4, 11, 7, 1)

Bonus: Emile Anthoine: I Love The Eiffel Tower!

If you want to swim and see the Iron Lady at the same time, you should visit this swimming pool! Nonetheless, you should know it will only re-open in January 2018. It is currently being restored. But it’s totally worth it for its amazing view of Paris greatest landmark, the Eiffel Tower

How to get there?
9, rue Jean Rey
Metro station: Bir-Hakeim (line 6)

You now know where to bath in Paris! I hope you’ve enjoyed my suggestions of Paris swimming pools. Days are getting hotter every day! Most importantly, it’s always a great idea to exercise, to stay in shape! And swimming is the best way to do so!

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