Swim in an open-air pool

  • Piscine Josephine Baker, Paris, France

    Piscine Josephine Baker - © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

    Piscine Josephine Baker, Paris, France

    Piscine Josephine Baker - © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

  • Piscine Josephine Baker, Paris, France

    Piscine Josephine Baker - © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

    Piscine Josephine Baker, Paris, France

    Piscine Josephine Baker - © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

  • Paris Plage, Paris, France

    Paris Plage - © Paris Tourist Office - Sophie Robichon

    Paris Plage, Paris, France

    Paris Plage - © Paris Tourist Office - Sophie Robichon

Swim in an open-air pool paris fr

Paris might not be a coastal city, but it’s not short of expanses of water to cool down in when temperatures soar (and we’re not talking about jumping in the Seine). Many normally-indoor swimming pools have retractable roofs that are rolled back in the summer months; others are permanent al-fresco attractions. Some are even listed for their spectacular architectural adornments, like the Art-Nouveau Piscine de la Butte-aux-Cailles and the Art-Déco Piscine Pailleron. One pool that’ll stick in your mind for its modernity is the Piscine Joséphine-Baker, floating on a pontoon beside the river Seine and surrounded by deckchairs for a post-dip daydream with a view.

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