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Piscine Pontoise Paris Swimming Pool In Paris

There are numerous different swimming pools within Paris and some are situated in very unusual buildings.

The Piscine Pontoise is one such building that has interesting architecture as it was built in the art deco style back in the 1930's with two high galleries that surround the pool and an opaque glass ceiling that lets the natural light come into the building and the pool.

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Piscine Pontoise Paris Swimming Pool

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 there.

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 de Cluny.

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 restaurant. 

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

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