Swimming along the Seine?  The pontoon-moored Josephine Baker pool is the place. Quai François Mauriac , Paris 75013

Metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand – RER : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand


Piscine de la Butte-aux-Cailles
5 place Paul Verlaine , Paris 75013   Metro : Place d’Italie
Opened in 1924, the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool is startling at first sight, with its high vaulted roof supported by a number of concrete arches. The art nouveau style is totally in harmony with this picturesque district and the pool is one of two in Paris that are listed buildings.In terms of facilities, the pool rates above average with no less than three pools (a 33-metre pool, a 25-metre pool and a 12-metre pool). A key feature is that the roof can be opened in summer, offering Parisians the opportunity of swimming in the sunshine. Admission: 3 euros. Note: it will be closed on August 15 due to a strike.

Swimming Paris

Piscine Pointoise (1 Club Quartier Latin), 19 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris

Steps from boulevard Saint-Germain, this art deco pool was constructed in 1934 by the architect Lucien Pollet. Registered as a historical monument since 1981, the site features individual changing cabins, a huge glass ceiling and mosaic frescoes. Open until midnight on weekdays.

Piscine Georges Hermant
15 rue David d’Angers, Paris 75019, Metro: Danube

Piscine Suzanne Berlioux, Rue des Halles

Piscine Keller, 4 Rue de l’Ingénieur Robert Keller, 75015 Paris


Piscine Georges Vallerey, 148 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris. Metro: Pelleport. The pool, sometimes listed as Le stade nautique des Tourelles, is an aquatics venue that was used to host the diving, swimming, water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon events for the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Piscine Hébert, 2 rue des Fillettes , Paris 75018, Metro: Porte de la Chapelle  This pool has a huge glass roof, and due to its location is largely forgotten by the noisy crowds, allowing a peaceful swim even in summer.

Piscine d’Auteuil
Route des Lacs à Passy , Paris 75016,  Metro : Ranelagh

Aquaboulevard de Paris
4-6 rue Louis Armand , Paris 75015, Metro: Balard – RER: Boulevard Victor