Swimming for free in Paris and Ile de France

Heat is hitting hard and you’re looking for a beach where to sunbathe and bathe for free? To feel like on vacay without paying at all, discover the greatest spots where you can take your family and friends.

Feel like swimming and relaxing on your beach towels but you’ve got a very tight budget? Discover the free beaches and swimming areas around Paris.

These good deals will delight children and adults in the summer season.

Free swimming in the Bassin de la Villette

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Yes, you can swim in the Bassin de la Villette! 4 basins of different depths set within the Bassin de la Villette by the Quai de la Loire. Swim to relax or to work out, in a summery atmosphere. The pool will be open from July 6, to September 1, 2019 from noon to midnight, the whole for free.

Bois le Roi Ile aux Loisirs

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50km south of Paris, the Bois-le-Roi outdoor activities center welcomes you for free all year long. set by the Seine, with a direct access to the Fontainebleau forest, this outdoor activities center and its 73 hectares expect you for relaxing, sporting or family moments! And when we know the admission, the parking lot and the beach are free, it’s a go-to!

Bajo Plage, Bagnolet free beach
The Bajo Plage, Bagnolet free beach is back from July 6 to 27, 2019 at the Parc des Sports de la Briquerie. Head to Rio de Bajo with its beach and its relaxation area dedicated to kiddos.

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Varennes-sur-Seine outdoor activities center
Set 70 kilometers from Paris, Varennes-sur-Seine enjoys a 13-hectare water body supervised on afternoons in July and August. You can come with your pets and have some BBQ if you bring your charcoal and your own grill!

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Meaux Plage
Meaux Plage is back from July 7 to August 26, 2019 for children’s and adults’ greatest joy. On the menu: free swim in the Marne, entertainments and guinguette for a festive summer. And since the beach and the swimming area are free, it would be wrong not to go!

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Jardin-Plage at the Jardin d’Acclimatation
This summer, when the heat is back, the Jardin d’Acclimatation changes with the season to become a playful sea resort. Come and enjoy all the delight water has and relax on deckchairs. The admission to the park remains charged (€5 per adult, €2.5 per child) but the animal zoo and the water entertainments are free.

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In other words, you only have to get your towels and sunbathing suits ready! Enjoy your swim!

Laurent P.
Last updated on 2 July 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
From 1 July 2019 to 1 September 2019

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