Voila, Les Horaires des Piscines de Paris

Paris has many pools (34 at last count), but don't think that means you can swim in them. Each pool has its own unique signature of unavailability, and determining which pool is open when requires . In general, pools are closed Mondays, open Tuesday - Friday from 7am to 8am, then closed, then open from 11:30 to 1pm, and that's it.

Furthermore, Parisian swimmers, like Italian drivers, universally believe that the lane lines are for decorative purposes only. Some seem to be practicing their aqua ballet routines, others come to the pool just to hang onto the side of the pool right where they put the black "x" and chat with their friends.

Having said that, if you can find an open pool and if you can find an open lane, the pools are cheap, clean and well-maintained. Just in case you want to take a swim (or just to see how complex the schedules really are), here is my best attempt to decode the hours for all the 50M pools in Paris. For the latest piscine horaires, go here to get a Paris sports web site

Piscine
lun
mar
mer
jeu
ven
s/s
loc
1e SUZANNE BERLIOUX (50M)
12-22
12-22
11-22
12-22
12-22
9-19
Forum des Halles (niveau -3); M° Les Halles
12e ROGER LE GALL
12-14, 17-20
12-14, 17-20
8-21
12-14, 17-20 12-14, 17-20
8-19
34, boulevard Carnot - M° Porte de Vincennes
15e BLOMET (50M)
ferme
7-8, 12-18
7-8, 12-18
7-8, 12-18
7-8, 12-18
8-17
17, rue Blomet - M° Volontaires, Sèvres-Lecourbe
15e KELLER (50M)
12-22
12-21
8-21
12-21
12-21
8-19
14, rue de l'ingénieur Keller - M° Charles Michel, Javel
16e AUTEUIL
ferme
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
8-17
Hippodrome d'Auteuil - M° Ranelagh, La Muette
16e HENRY DE MONTHERLANT
ferme
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
7-8
12-13
32, boulevard Lannes - M° Porte Dauphine, Rue de la Pompe
19e GEORGES HERMANT (50M)
12-14, 17-21
12-14, 17-21
9-14, 17-21
12-14, 17-21
12-14, 17-21
9h-18h
6-10, rue David d'Angers - M° Danube
20e GEORGES VALLEREY (50M)
12-13
12-13, 17-22
10-17 12-13, 17-22 12-17 
9h-17h
148, avenue Gambetta - M° Porte des Lilas

Copyright 2005 Christopher Keene

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it - Woodrow Wilson

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