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

To cool off and relax, discover the best outdoor swimming spots and pop-up urban beaches in Paris Region.
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When summer arrives, get out the cream, towels and swimming costumes, head for the pools and lakes to rediscover the pleasures of swimming and the seaside without leaving Paris Region. The sand is also part of the game with permanent and temporary beaches to bask and relax under the Parisian sun.

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!

Water parks

Water slides, wave pools and a multitude of water games are available in Paris Region’s water parks for a perfect family day out. During the hot summer season, there’s nothing like having fun in the numerous pools to make you feel like you’re on holiday!

In the south of Paris, Aquaboulevard offers you a refreshing day under a luminous bubble where the weather is fine all year round. And just 30 minutes from Paris and close to Disneyland® Paris, Villages Nature provides a break in the heart of nature to be savoured with your partner or family. For a weekend or a single day, enjoy a playful experience in a world of well-being!

Villages Nature
Villages Nature Paris

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.

Pop-up beaches in Paris Region

This summer, the warm sand invites itself in Paris Region for guaranteed moments of relaxation. The pop-up urban beaches bring out deckchairs and parasols in a bucolic and summery atmosphere.

Come and enjoy a cocktail with your feet in the sand on the terrace of the Polpo brasserie or spend an evening until the end of the night in the wastelands of 6B or Glazart, which welcome you in flip-flops in a festive atmosphere. And like every year, in July and August, when the sun is out, there’s nothing better than lounging on one of the deckchairs installed at Paris Plages on the banks of the Seine or on the banks of the Marne.

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