Posted on Jul 21, 2022, 11:01 AM
Architectural, luxurious or atypical, here are seven swimming pools from France to Italy to seduce all swimmers.
In the Baths of Bègles, the most Art Deco
Listed as a historical monument since 1991, Bègles Pool in the Gironde is a true journey through time. Built in the 1930s, it is the product of the teamwork of many craftsmen, from ceramics to stained glass windows and his sculptures. The shower is a true Art Deco composition, from the inside out.
After a dip in the 25-meter pool, the rest of the place is worth a turn for lunch on produce from organic farming in a modern and colorful lounge area, or to enjoy a bath.
2-14 Carnot Street, 33130 Bagels.
In Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, the most massive
Five swimming pools and not the least in this luxurious complex located along the Adriatic Sea in Puglia. A place of white stones as if it had been weathered over time, though only imagined twelve years ago by the Melpignano family. The five-star hotel, brimming with bougainvillea, spreads over an area of more than 16 hectares, decorated with narrow streets where you can stroll through immaculate buildings of gigantic sizes.
If two of the pools are reserved for couples and solo travelers, other lively tribes are welcome, adjacent to a well-stocked game area, table tennis and a restaurant dedicated to specialties from the area. For cool or rainy days, a heated pool welcomes customers around a relaxing space.
Strada Comunale Egnazia 72015, Savelletri BR, Italy.
On the recreational island of Bouthier, the most forest
Bathing in the woods is what the Bouthier Leisure Center offers with its huge heated outdoor pool measuring 1,400 square meters, and reaching a depth of 1.60 meters. Among the pines and rocks of Fontainebleau, the largest slide simulator in France and seven slides: young and old can take advantage of this exceptional setting for swimming and wading with ease.
The pool is open from 10:30 AM to 7 PM all summer, €9.50 on weekends for those over 10 years old. The cafeteria allows you to refresh yourself on the weekends and picnic areas to eat while staying near the pool. There are other activities possible within the recreation base in addition to hiking in the woods: tree climbing, archery, mini golf, mountain biking, climbing, pony … just enough to supply your soul with oxygen in the middle of the forest.
73 Rue Rocher, Bouthier.
In Club Med de la Rosière, the most family-friendly
You have to follow the winding roads of La Rosière, on the Italian border, to discover this resort perched high in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. At an altitude of 1950 meters, there is a brand new Club Med complex.
Offering a 180-degree view of Vanoise National Park, the 20-meter outdoor pool allows you to swim in the heart of nature and mountains, with pools available for young children of course. On very cold days, go to the indoor heated pool, where large bay windows allow you to escape while staying warm.
Golf Road, 73700 Montvalisan.
To Bonn Saint-Malo’s assistant, the saltiest
Bathe in sea water without tidal restrictions? This is what the Bon Secours pool, located in Saint-Malo in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, offers. A relic of the 1930s bathing era, with its diving board and natural solarium made of soft sand, this installation is an institution in the area.
The opportunity, after visiting the Fort Vauban that can be seen from afar, or the surrounding areas between the small and the larger Ile de Bé, to enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view in the 5500 square meters of salt water including we still realize today the benefits and virtues on the human body.
Bon Secours Beach, 35400 Saint Malo.
In the Bains des Docks in Le Havre, the most architecturally
This magnificent complex in Le Havre, was signed by architect Jean Nouvel, Les Bains de Ducs, and provides a change of scenery in itself. We discover a large swimming pool of 50 meters, surrounded by more fun spaces for families, but also a sauna or a hammam.
A place where white and blue play, natural light, and huge blocks with unexpected geometric shapes, for an atmosphere that combines sports and relaxation.
Quai de la Réunion, 76600 Le Havre.
And soon: at Arche Javel in Paris, the most amazing
It will be the newest Parisian swimming pool as it is supposed to finally open around mid-September after several delays due to the Corona virus in particular, it must be said that this is no ordinary swimming pool. Mounted on a barge on the Seine, in the port of Gavel, this new water complex of about 1000 square meters will offer on its surface a 50-meter outdoor pool with three lanes, which will be open all year round, thanks to which the water is heated by heat pumps.
but that is not all. On this boat there will also be a solarium that transforms into a rooftop at night, a spa treatment and rehabilitation center, and in gyms and a ballroom! And it’s not over…
The venue also takes easy at the pier where the barge is moored with a new terrace already open, in Place de la Javelle, with the evocative name (“Rosé Piscine”), the largest in Paris with 850 seats! You can also take squash lessons, make instrumentation, and even enjoy outdoor movie sessions.
The Why Not Productions team (Rosa Bonheur) is leading this ambitious project, which aims to be relatively accessible (entrance to the pool can be around €10) and mix festive and sporty.
Port de Gavel Pass, Paris 15.