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Where to go swimming in the open air in Paris Region?

The good weather has arrived! To cool off, discover the best outdoor swimming spots in Paris Region.
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It’s summer! Grab your sunblock, towel and swimsuit and head for swimming pools, lakes, rivers and canals for some wet summer fun without leaving Paris Region. There are even some sandy spots, with both wilderness and pop-up “beaches” where you can relax in the Parisian sun. There’s only one downside: sunburn!

Swimming outdoors in nature

After a challenging year, everyone suddenly wants to get back to nature. In the summer heat, pretend you’re at the beach around Paris, where there’s no shortage of chill-out and swimming options. Want to spend all summer as if on holiday? A few kilometres from the city, unpack your umbrella and spread out your towel near water for fun and relaxation in nature. Let the kids splash around, play with shovels and pails, or take a dip under the watchful eye of lifeguards in safe water without needing to leave the region.

First up, Yvelines: In the heart of Rambouillet Forest lies a little hidden beach surrounded by trees like a haven of tranquillity far from the urban din. To beat the heat while having fun, head to the Iles de loisirs of Paris Region. In Bois-le-Roi, Jablines-Annet, Vaires-Torcy, Cergy-Pontoise, Boucles de Seine and Val de Seine, lakes and natural swimming areas await you where you can practice your freestyle and breaststroke—unless you’d rather laze around on a raft.

Plus, there are lots of other activities available on site, including beach volleyball, paddleboat or kayak rentals, mini golf, water slides and everything you need for fun-filled days with family and friends!

Outdoor swimming pools

Prefer the pool? Not to worry—many outdoor pools await you in Paris Region. If you like crystal-clear water more than sand beneath your feet, head to the Iles de loisirs of Buthiers, Etampes, Créteil or Port aux Cerises to enjoy the fine weather, complete with diving boards and slides. Imagine yourself under an umbrella, savouring your cool drink at the snack bar. Pure bliss! The l’Isle-Adam beach offers a more vintage vibe on the banks of the Oise. With its white cabanas and chill-out areas on the lawns, you’ll step back in time one summer day.

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