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La Piscine Josephine Baker

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Swimming pool on a barge in the Seine and solarium

This is an innovative pool on a barge in the Seine. It is a bit of a trek from the nearest metro... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2016
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small and interesting

This is quite difficult to find from the metro. We went on a dry warm day. I wanted to spectate... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
via mobile
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Oct 6, 2018
“Pool closed”
Sep 14, 2018
“always closed”
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The Josephine Baker pool is closed until (at least) 30 November 2018. Very disappointing. We visited it on 5 October. The official website should have a red banner with this information.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This swimming pool is very nice in theory, but it's always closed in reality. I don't know if the city of Paris is going to fix the problems and open it again. The only information which is seen on the door is that it's closed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elzebieta J
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

The Josephine Baker swimming-pool is on the Seine River. Yes, you read well, ON the Seine River itself. On a floating structure on the Seine River, to be more precise. It is a warm and comfortable swimming-pool. The water is very clean and treated in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Steeve P
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I visited Paris with my daughters (10 and 12 years old). We stayed at a small Hotel near Place de la Republique. We rented a bike, biked all the way through Paris made a swim in this floating swimmingpool in the Seine. Had a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Marjolein0000
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is an innovative pool on a barge in the Seine. It is a bit of a trek from the nearest metro station but a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. It can get busy, especially in the August Parisian weather so we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank LondonFamily88
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! I'm a regular swimmer and absolutely loved this place. 3,60 e entry fee and a swimming cap is mandatory (tip: a store called GoSport in Les Halles has a great and CHEAP selection of swim suits/caps/goggles if you don't travel with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank Annina T
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is quite difficult to find from the metro. We went on a dry warm day. I wanted to spectate, however I was told I'd need a bathing suite to do so. Luckily I had come prepared. Also had to purchase two swim caps (3€...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Fishforyou
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to enjoy a swim whilst in Paris. In summer the roof is opened making it perfect for sunbathing as well.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Peter M
Reviewed July 16, 2015

A swimming-pool on (or should I say "upon") the river Seine... tempting. The problem is that the pool is tiny, and so overcrowded that it is almost impossible to swim without bumping into someone else every 5 seconds. And really, it is expensive for what...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Lucie G
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I went to the Josephine Baker pool in July on a very hot afternoon and it was amazing. It was worth waithing (longer then 1 hr!, but there is some sun protection). The entrance fee was 5 euro for 2 hrs. Be aware of the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank Holland030
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June 3, 2016|
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Response from Steeve P | Reviewed this property |
In the morning, on weekdays, it isn't crowded. It's never empty because it's Paris and this is a really cool pool, but in the morning there are always less people.
August 9, 2015|
Response from Cat7472 |
Sorry I mean open late on a Sunday?