Piscine Pontoise - Club Quartier Latin
Paris, FRANCE

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The Basics
Facility Name
Piscine Pontoise - Club Quartier Latin
Web Address
Street Address
19 Rue de Pontoise , 5th Arrondissement , Paris , FRANCE (Postal Code: 75005)
Telephone
01 55 42 77 88

Admission
Visitors (adult)
€4.50, SC €2.70. [October, 2013]
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Year-Round Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 133-1/3m x 15m, 6 lanes (of which 2 or 3 are usually available for lap swimming), 1m - 2.6m depth, indoors, 28ºC (82ºF)

Locator
Location
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine or Maubert-Mutualite.
County/Region
Paris
GPS
48.849236, 2.351582
Teams that Use Facility
We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.
Notes
As with virtually all pools in France, this one requires that men wear Speedo®-style briefs or short, squared-off trunks that fit tightly like briefs. Regular, American-style swim trunks, shorts, anything with pockets, and boxers are not allowed. If you arrive without a swim cap or with the wrong type of swimsuit, reasonably priced replacements (for both women and men) are available in vending machines.
Ample, clean, gender-specific shower facilities are available. In the men's common shower area, at least, there are signs stating that suits must remain on while showering. The signs are in the French language only, so non-French speaking visitors who don't quickly pick-up on the fact that nobody else has taken off his swimsuit are forewarned.


Facility Reviews
One of the most reviewed listings in the database, we summarize the general consensus: It is almost always crowded (be there at 7AM or don't plan on getting much of a swim in), lane space is limited, the water is often too warm for a workout, and lanes are not speed designated. Still, one of the best pools in Paris.
Don't be too worried over security at this family-oriented public pool. It's a great pool, if crowded. A fun place to mingle with the locals. Swim caps required and available for sale.
Although the lanes are busy, they are quite wide and faster swimmers can easily pass mid-lane (which is common in European public pools). I agree that this is one of the best pools in Paris and it's certainly atmospheric! [October, 2013]
I find the first review to be a bit harsh. This pool serves a lot of constituencies. It’s often crowded, and the three lanes (they have capacity for six lanes) are not speed segregated; but, for the most part, swimmers are polite and behave. Sometimes, they take one lane for swim lessons. I don’t think you have to be there at 7 AM, however, to get in a workout. Also the water is somewhat warmer than I would prefer, but I’ve never been hot after swimming in it… and, again, they have to please a lot of people (elderly) who are in the non-lane parts of the pool just doing movement exercises and not even swimming. [September, 2014]

Source of Data
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