Piscine Guy Berthier

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Piscine Guy Berthier
Address
137 Avenue de Stalingrad, Quartier du Trébon
Arles, Bouches Du Rhone 13600
FRANCE
Telephone
04 90 49 47 70

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
€3.50. [May, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 15m, 6 lanes, 1.9m - 4.3m depth, chlorine sanitized , indoors , water temperature not reported

Location

County/Region
Bouches Du Rhone
GPS
43.696893, 4.641055

Teams That Use This Facility

Triathlon
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Youth Swim
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Synchro Swim
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Lifesaving
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Facility Notes

NOTE: The pool operates during the school year only; it is closed in summer.

Facility Reviews

This pool has much longer open hours than the other indoor pool in Arles (the Piscine Philippe Rouget ); it is not rickety / falling apart and is well maintained. It has separate male and female changing rooms, a rarity in Europe. It also has the annoying feature of making one walk through flowing water to enter the dressing room, encouraging almost everyone to remove shoes and socks. Lockers require a €1 refundable deposit.

The pool was quite crowded, but easy to swim in, owing to the politeness of the swimmers. There were four to six people per lane, over all six lanes. There were backstroke flags at each end and the water was very clean at 9/10. There were some iron oxide stains on the bottom of the pool disconcerting to one member of our group but not to me. The ever-present machine for swimsuits, caps, and goggles was in the lobby, with lower prices than "big city" pool vending machines.

The schedule, as is customary in France, depends on school holidays, which they all know, but foreigners have to look up elsewhere (see Le calendrier scolaire).

It's a long walk from the city center but probably accessible by a local bus. There's plenty of free parking. There is a seasonal shuttle bus that should at least reduce the walking distance to this pool from the city center.
[May, 2018]