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Part of the Paris canal has been transformed into an outdoor pool for the summer

La Baignade, the new swimming pool at the Bassin de la Villette in north eastern Paris is open and ready for sunseekers and swimmers

  • June 25, 2018 16:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Part of the Paris canal has once again been transformed into an outdoor pool for the summer. La Baignade, the new swimming pool at the Bassin de la Villette in north eastern Paris is open and ready for sunseekers and swimmers. Launched in 2017, this swimming area is a whole symbol: a sign of water clean-up, as well as an invitation for the Olympics 2024 that Paris has won. The first year of its opening  was a big success drawing over 50 000 swimmers and young kids who spent hours splashing around in the paddling pool.

La Baignade is part of Paris Plages beach festival which will open at the Bassin de la Villette and the right bank of the River Seine on July 7th. Although the rules are slightly more relaxed than in other swimming pools, Swimming will be secured and the water quality will be assessed daily to ensure the health of everyone. The pool is free and open from 11am to 9pm each day throughout the summer until September 9th.

Source: The Local