Top 3 open sky swimmingpools in Paris

The summer season has already knocked Paris doors and temperature starts soaring  to exceed 30°C. Luckily, the capital abounds in various attractive swimmingpools. Many of them open their roofs for the pleasure of open-air swimming lovers.

Josephine baker 


Built on a barge, “anchored” near the François Mitterrand Library in the 13th arrondissement and floating on the waters of the Seine, Josephine Baker offers a swimming experience second to none.

What could be better than swimming in a 25 meter modern pool, sunbathing under the Parisian sky while admiring a breathtaking view of the Seine ! 😉 In addition to offering four lines for swimmers of all levels, Josephine Baker pool boasts as well  a paddling pool of 50 sqm for kids, solariums, saunas, steam room, jacuzzi and a gym. Several activities including water aerobics, aquabike sessions, swimming lessons are offered.

PS: Josephine Baker pool is closed from July 8th till July 24th, 2016 for renovation.

Josephine Baker swimmingpool

Entrance: 3.60€

Quai François Mauriac 75013 PARIS
Port de la Gare
Tel. : 01 56 61 96 50



If you’re looking for an unprecedented swim, it’s time to dive into the exotic Aquaboulevard pool. With its artificial beaches, palm trees, big outdoor pools … Stretching over a 7000m² area in the 15th arrondissement, Aquaboulevard is the largest urban water park in Europe. Aquaboulevard is an ideal spot for relaxation or family/friends outings as it boasts 10 giant slides, indoor and outdoor pools, wave basins, jacuzzi, an outdoor beach, restaurants, shops, cinemas, fitness center…

Adults: 29€ / Kids: 19€

Aquaboulevard Swimmingpool

4-6 Street Louis Armand, 75015 Paris, France
Tel : 01 40 60 10 00



The mythical pool Molitor has gained an international reputation due to various reasons. Firstly, Molitor was the exhibition place for swimming costume fashion and witnessed the  birth of the bikini and the monokini. Add to that, Paris legendary pool is well-know for its Art Deco architecture.

Twenty fiveyears after its closure, Molitor reopened in May 2014. Following a major renovation, Molitor has become a luxury brand in Paris while keeping its Art Deco style untouched. Molitor swimmingpool is composed of two basins: a heated outdoor pool of 46m with south beaches for sunbathing, and a winter pool cover 33m under canopy.

A restaurant, a bar, a rooftop terrace, a Clarins Spa and fitness center are also part of the new complex.

Molitor Swimmingpool

2 avenue de la Porte Molitor, 75016  Paris