If you’re looking for ways to cool down during a heat wave in Paris, we have got you covered! Our advice is to sun yourself at one of the city’s awe-inspiring al fresco pools!
Here is our list of the best open-air pools in Paris!
Piscine Joséphine Baker
This floating pool can be found on the seine near the metro stop Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand. The pool has four lanes open to swimmers of all levels and the rooftop is the perfect spot for sunbathing with fabulous views. There is also a small wading pool for children, a solarium, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, and a gym with fitness and bodybuilding equipment. Be sure to reserve before you arrive as it gets very busy!
Quai François Mauriac
Piscine Molitor is undoubtedly the most luxurious piscine on our list. This emblematic swimming pool in Paris is located between Bois de Boulogne, the Roland-Garros Stadium, and the Princes Stadium in the 16th arrondissement. Here, there are no swimming lessons or aqua gyms, everything is based on luxury, relaxation, and enjoyment. It is accessible from Monday to Sunday but it will cost each person €180 for a day pass.
2 avenue de la Porte Molitor
Piscine Roger le Gall
Situated at Porte de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement, the Roger le Fall swimming pool is a great place to sunbathe or work on your backstroke. There are two pools here, one open to the public and the other that is reserved exclusively for sports clubs. Located between tower blocks in the 12th arrondissement, it might be tricky to locate but the superb outdoor space terrace and 50m open-air pool will make it worth your while.
34 bd Carnot
Set in the chic neighborhood, Beaugrenelle, this 60’s pool had a complete renovation in 2008 and now boasts plush, spotless, clean changing rooms. You can enjoy open-air swimming, sun-bathing, gentle gymnastics, water fitness, swimming with your baby, and a lovely free sauna.
14 rue de l’Ingénieur Robert Keller
Piscine de la Butte-aux-Cailles
Opened in 1924, the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool is a sight to see with its high vaulted roof supported by a number of concrete arches. The art nouveau style is in harmony with the picturesque district where it is located in. There are 3 pools to choose from here, two outdoors and one indoors. The outdoor pools are still partially heated by the hot springs which were discovered on site in 1866 and this keeps the water up to a comfortable 28°C (82°F). The indoor pool is famous for its curved art nouveau roof, painted in vibrant yellow and red.
5 place Paul Verlaine