The free Léo Lagrange swimming pool in Paris returns in summer 2023

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on July 6th, 2023 at 02:10 p.m.
A free swimming pool for all this summer 2023 in Paris? It exists, at the Léo Lagrange sports center in the 12th arrondissement. From July 8 to August 20, 2023, this sports venue will be hosting a large, free pool for young and old alike. We're talking here about a 90cm-deep outdoor pool for the safety of children.

How about a free swimming pool? Go royal, and yes, it's possible, even in Paris! The Léo Lagrange open-air swimming pool is one of the capital's most popular free activities during the summer, and this summer of 2023 is no exception. With its shaded terraces, misting parks and water jets, and the beautiful open-air pools in Paris, particularly the free ones in the Ile-de-France region, Parisians are well equipped to cope with the heat.

And for several summers now, free pools and basins have been set up by the town hall for everyone. While we all remember the famous Bassin de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement, the Espace Léo Lagrange (12th arrondissement) also has its own pool, with water treated just like in a swimming pool!

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from July 8 to August 20, 2023, this well-supervised pool is also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Initiated in 2019, this demountable pool is 150m2 in size, with a depth of 90 cm, suitable for children. The Town Hall of the capital's 12th arrondissement specifies that the pool "has been designed for family use and fun ".

In partnership with the city's sports department and other associations, Mairie du12e has put together a program of aquatic and land-based activities, including badminton, athletics, capoeira, dance, orienteering, soft walking, skateboarding and tennis. All in all, a great time to be had in the 12th arrondissement this summer. The activities change every day too, so don't forget to check the program on site. They're free and open to all.


  • Morning and afternoon activities for12tharrondissement leisure centers
  • Lunchtime and weekend activities for adults: badminton, athletics, capoeira, dance, orienteering, gentle walking, skateboarding, tennis, etc.
  • Free activities for users from 4 p.m. to closing time
  • New for 2023: night-time activities are planned.

For everyone's comfort, there are changing rooms, showers and a nearby solarium where you can sunbathe on deckchairs.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From July 8th, 2023 to August 20th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    68 boulevard Poniatowski
    75012 Paris 12


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