Although the pools in Paris are open throughout the year, the
opening times are often extended until quite late in the evening during the summer
holidays and the Piscine Pontoise is open until 11.30pm during the weekdays on the
children's holidays. However, there are a lot of swimming pools that close on a
Monday, so it is worth checking the opening times and dates prior to taking a trip down
Lucien Pollet was the architect of the original Piscine Pontoise and he also designed
three identical buildings but the Jonquiere was demolished years ago and then a new modern
pool with a garden and solarium was erected in its place in the 1980's.
And although this municipal pool is known as the Piscine Pontoise, it is now often known
as Piscine du Quartier Latin or Club Quartier Latin and as you can no doubt guess, the
swimming pool is situated in the heart of the Latin Quarter in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris on the quiet Rue de Pontoise, very close to the Pantheon and the Musee
The Piscine Pontoise is probably one of the most well known swimming pools in Paris and
has even been utilised for films and although built in the 1930's it has kept up to date
with modern improvements and additions such as a sauna, whirlpool, gym facilities and a
The renovations have not destroyed the cozy atmosphere, yet it has made this Paris
swimming pool even more popular and therefore it can become extremely crowded, so very
early mornings or late in the day are often the best chance to get to have a good swim.
The pool is 33 metres in length and 15 metres wide and has six lanes, with two of these
that are usually available for lap swimming and the temperature indoors is usually between
28 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Please do bear in mind that in all municipal pools you are required to wear proper
swimming costumes and trunks, not shorts and you are also required to wear a swimming cap
known in French as a bonnets du bain, which you can purchase there if you haven't got one.
Address & Contact Details:
Piscine Pontoise - Club Quartier Latin
19 Rue de Pontoise
Telephone: 1 55 42 77 88