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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
LondonFamily88
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London, United Kingdom
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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
Fishforyou
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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

3  Thank Holland030
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ennuu
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.
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Cat7472
August 9, 2015|
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Sorry I mean open late on a Sunday?
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