The prettiest outdoor pools in Paris

Meilleures Piscines Exterieures Paris

© Piscine Molitor / @molitorparis

It's too hot to work. We all want to go for a swim. Well, here's a list of the most beautiful and unique outdoor pools to cool off in style. And splash!


Take a splash in the Seine at Joséphine Baker

Outdoor swimming pool next to the Seine on the Quai François Mauriac

After diving into the Joséphine Baker pool, a true "inflatable" 25m pool set on the water, you'll feel like you're swimming in a sky-blue Seine river, alongside the BnF. It's the true charm of "vacationing in Paris"... for only €3.50. And the added bonus? The Dynamik Palmes and other activities to tone your buttocks and sculpt your legs.

Joséphine Baker Pool, quai François Mauriac, Paris 13th. 01 56 61 96 50. Monday to Friday from 7am to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 8pm. Reopening on July 9th.

Entrance fee: €3.50 Reduced rate: €2


To think of yourself as a Parisian member of a private club in the Bois de Boulogne

Outdoor swimming pool at the Porte de Vincennes

Who hasn't dreamed of infiltrating a private club with a pool like at Cercle du Bois de Boulogne? We found something even better: the €3.50 version near Porte de Vincennes, with a public 50-meter pool and another one reserved for sports clubs measuring 25 meters. You can enjoy the comings and goings of the handsome swimmers from the lawn.

Note for the more daring: in the evening, the pool is exclusively reserved for Parisian nudists. Everyone in their birthday suit!

Roger Le Gall Pool, 34 boulevard Carnot, Paris 12th. 01 44 73 81 12. Open every day. Hours available online.

Entrance fee: €3.50 Reduced rate: €2

© oriane_hdn on Instagram


Do your lengths in a listed historic monument at the Butte aux Cailles

Butte Aux Cailles outdoor swimming pool

That's the promise of the chic-issime pool at Butte Aux Cailles... It's fair to say that the stunning setting of this 1920s establishment could be the perfect backdrop for a movie. Its 25m outdoor pool is idyllic and delightfully "no kids" as there's a small 12m pool next to it reserved just for them (phew!). And let's not forget the superb solarium, ideal for chilling out and reading a book as if you were on vacation. All for a bargain price.

Butte aux Cailles Pool, 5 place Paul Verlaine, Paris 13th. 01 45 89 60 05. Opening hours available online. Reopening on July 8th.

Entrance fee: €3.50 Reduced rate: €2


Swim in the most sublime swimming pool at Molitor

Outdoor swimming pool at the 5-star MGallery hotel

Socialite sirens swear by the Molitor pool, a 25m gem from the 1930s that has been completely revamped into a high-fashion club pool within the 5-star MGallery hotel.

Luckily, if you dream of spending a whole day pampering yourself there, it won't necessarily cost you a month's salary... The hotel offers privileged and refreshing access to Parisian women in need of a luxurious pool. The ideal break for working girls.

Molitor Pool, 13 rue Nungesser et Coli, Paris 16th, 01 56 07 08 50. Open every day from 7am to 10pm. Book the Molitor Stopover at the SPA by Clarins, including 1 hour of treatment and access to facilities (pools, hammam, sauna, fitness room). Offer starts at €290


Laze by a Miami Style pool!

Outdoor swimming pool at the Off Paris Seine floating hotel

You've undoubtedly heard of OFF Paris Seine, the first floating hotel in Paname (Paris). Its uniqueness? It boasts a super luxurious 10m swimming lane that would make Racing Club members envious.

If you dream of diving in, now is the time to try out the hotel and treat yourself to a tropi-cool Parisian getaway. Booking a cool room (air conditioning can be a good thing sometimes) with a porthole and a water view is all you need to do. Put on your swimsuit and dive in, then order a cocktail while you dry off.

Off Paris Seine, 86 quai d'Austerlitz, Paris 13th. +33 1 44 06 62 65. Rooms starting from €250 per night.


Play the sirens on the lawns of Neuilly

Outdoor swimming pool and garden at the Neuilly-sur-Seine aquatic center

Clean, huge and with lots of activities, the Neuilly-Sur-Seine swimming pool is a little secret nugget. An ideal spot to alternate lengths and idleness all day long, popular with locals.

After your kilometer of breaststroke or the circuit-training (trampoline, aqua-bike, rubber band), go chat and polish your tan on the lawns of soft grass in the shade of pines and palm trees.

Admission (€6.40). Group lesson (€13.50). Please note: access reserved only for residents or people working in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Neuilly-sur-Seine aquatic center 27-31 boulevard d'Inkermann 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, 01 55 62 62 70.


Also discover 7 hotels with swimming pool a stone's throw from Paris and The coolest addresses to visit during the heatwave.

written by

The week of Do It