When the temperatures rise in the city, there’s now a free place to cool off.
Last year, as summer came to a close, bathing-suit clad Parisians took a dip into one of the city’s canal, in defiance of a 1923 French law to keep people out of the (dirty) river. But this summer, the city’s government has built three temporary pools, along the edges of the newly cleaned up Bassin de la Villette, a man-made waterway between the Canal St Martin and the Canal de l’ours in the 19th arrondissement reported the Local. Now locals and tourist alike can take the plunge when the temperatures rise.
The pools, which can accommodate around 1,000 swimmers a day, are free to the public and will offer options for kiddos (at just a foot deep), adults looking to lounge, and swimmers looking to do laps along the basin. The area will be also outfitted with restrooms, changing rooms, as well as beach chairs.
Source: CNTraveler / Image: French City Hall (rendering)