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Club Quartier Latin

Address 19 rue de Pontoise; 75005 Paris
Neighbourhood 5th Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Maubert-Mutualité [M10]
Telephone +33 1 55 42 77 88
Website http://www.clubquartierlatin.com/
Price EUR 4.20 pool. EUR 20 gym (EUR 10 after 20:15).
Hours Mon-Fri 9-24. Sat-Sun 9:30-19

Situated right in the centre of Paris, on the left bank of the river near Saint Germain de Prés, this communal pool known as the ‘Piscine Pointoise’, puts London’s lidos to shame. Constructed in 1936, it is as praised for its huge 33m by 15 m basin as for the beautiful architecture, from the two floors of 160 blue-doored cabins surrounding the pool to the mosaic-tiled entrance hall. Take part in a variety of activities including aqua-aerobics and squash, or use the fitness centre (separate ticket, except at night) overlooking the pool and leave the swimming cap at home. Come back at night for the late evening hours (open until almost midnight) when the kiddies are sure to be tucked up in bed and you can get on with the serious workout.