14 Lakes and Rivers To Swim Near Paris (< 100 KM)

Looking to cool off and take a refreshing dip? You don’t have to venture too far from Paris. Within a distance of 100 km, there are several lakes and river beaches where you can enjoy swimming. Check out my recommended list of places nearby.


Île de Loisirs du Val de Seine

Chemin du Rouillard, 78480 Verneuil-sur-Seine (45 km from Paris)

The Ile de Loisirs du Val de Seine located in Verneuil-sur-Seine is a swimming area, overseen by lifeguards from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, which the young and the old will both like.

This place will allow you to get a change of air thanks to exceptional water and natural settings, which makes it remarkably beautiful. Besides swimming, you can also participate in other activities such as cycling or rollerblading around the lake, there are also children’s games and a horse riding center next door.

Swimming is possible on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from May 1st to June 30th and every day from July 1st to September 5th, 2021. It is better to come during the week because the weekends are more crowded.

Hours: 7AM to 9 PM.

Price: Kids (free for less than 4 years old ) €4.30, Adult (14 years old and more) €6


Île de loisirs de Cergy-Pontoise

1 Rue des Étangs, 95000 Neuville-sur-Oise (37 km from Paris)

Ponds of Cergy
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Thanks to its green, calm and pleasant setting, the ile de loisirs of Cergy-Pontoise located in the Val-d’Oise is a real pleasure for children but also for the older. Indeed, these 250 hectares of water and greenery bring together activities that can reach a public of all ages.

Actually, activities and games are at your disposal such as paddle boats, horse riding, high ropes courses, platter lift… You can also take a bike tour of the island or just go for a walk.

It is better to come during the week to avoid the crowd.

Hours: April to September, from 12 AM to 4 PM during the week, 12 AM to 6 PM during the weekend.

Price: Free


Île de loisirs de Jabline-Annet

Rue du Bac Base de Loisirs, 77450 Jablines France (42 km from Paris)

View of the sky
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It is a nice place where you will be delighted to spend some time while living near Paris. This very pleasant outdoor activities center located in Annet-sur-Marne will give you the impression of being on vacation.

The beauty of the landscapes will offer you a different feeling thanks to its over 20 km of paths, its white sand beach and its natural lake. The site was recently labeled “blue flag“, which is a testimony to the cleanliness of the beaches and the quality of the water.

This island of nearly 500 hectares offers many activities such as sailing, paddle boats, paddle, canoeing, kayaking and even a platter lift. There is also an equestrian center and tennis, beach volleyball, football and basketball courts and plenty of pool games.

Moreover, the design of these games is environmentally friendly because the water from the lake is used to play them.

The island is very crowded, so it is better to go there at the beginning of the day or during the week.

Hours: 10 AM to 6:30 PM.

Price: Full price from 12 years old, €8; kids from 3 to 11 years old, €5


Meaux Beach

2 Chemin de la Marine, 77100 Meaux (54 km from Paris)


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Meaux beach gives you a foretaste of summer, relaxation and activities for everyone; mini-golf, trampoline, inflatable structures, football stadium, ping pong table… they are all just waiting for you.

The place spreads on three kilometers on the right bank of the Marne, it is enjoyable for a family walk, on foot or on bike, as well as for a nap in the shade or for swimming.

If you are looking for a place to run, to walk, to relax or even to go fishing, it is the best one to go to.

This place offers many possibilities to spend a great time with your family or friends thanks to its natural setting in the heart of a very large and pretty park which accommodates over 70 species of birds.

Located in the heart of the Pâtis natural reserve, this family place offers a nice sandy beach and a guaranteed change of scenery.

Hours: Supervised between 11 AM to 7 PM.

Price: Free



Île de loisirs de Vaires-Torcy

Route de Lagny, 77200 Torcy (29 km from Paris)

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This outdoor activities center is a pleasant place to have a good time thanks to its water play areas and large slides for children. In addition, thanks to its beautiful 7,000 m2 beach of fine sand and 10,000 m2 of grass, you will feel like being by the seaside.

This vast and peaceful space will offer you a great stroll around the lake of Vaire-sur-Marne. You can then access the banks of the Marne and there are still hours of walks to do with either your family or on your own -whichever you prefer. It is a real pleasure to do so as well as good relaxation.

The outdoor activities center is also next to the old Meunier chocolate factories which have become a museum that you can visit.

Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM

Price: €5.90 from 11 years old, €3.90 from age 3 to 10.


Île de loisirs de Bois le Roi

Rue de Tournezy, 77590 Bois-le-Roi (64 km from Paris)

Beach Bois le roi
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Located on the banks of the Seine and with direct access to the Fontainebleau forest, this outdoor activities center and its 73 hectares await you impatiently if you want to sunbathe, have fun or relax. You can swim, walk, have a picnic or play with your family here.

This outdoor activities center is large, secure and varied. It is a great place to share a good time with your family. In addition, it has many shaded areas, while being close to the water and the beach and refreshing games for the young and the old alike, which is appreciable.

There are many activities to do such as kayaking, volleyball, skateboarding… Indeed, children will have a lot of fun.

It is better to arrive before 10 am if you are going there during the weekend.

Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM.

Price: Free, apart from the activities


Base de loisirs de Varennes-sur-Seine

Chemin des Aulnettes, 77130 Varennes-sur-Seine (87 km from Paris)


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This spacious place, equipped for children thanks to its outdoor activities center, will allow you to rest in a beautiful park and welcome you for free for a swim in its 13-hectare lake.

Other activities are also available, such as tennis or boules. And if you bring your charcoal and a grill, barbecues are also available.

Hours: Saturday 1 PM to 8 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 7 PM.

Price: Free


Île de loisirs des Boucles de Seine

Route de Mousseaux, 78840 Moisson (75 km from Paris)

Pond of Boucles de Seine
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At the heart of an exceptional natural environment, the Moisson-Mousseaux site is the ideal place for swimming and practicing outdoor activities. It is a great moment of relaxation and conviviality to share with your family or friends.

The 120-hectare lake on the outdoor activities center is the perfect place to swim in total safety. Indeed, the bathing area is supervised. Children can swim in complete safety or build sandcastles on the 150-meter-long beach.

This is the opportunity to have a good time. Located in an exceptional natural setting and 30 minutes away from Versailles, you can enjoy a superb view of the village of Vétheuil and a beautiful walk around the lake.

Hours: 9AM to 6 PM.

Price: €5


Base de loisirs des étangs de Hollande

Route des Étangs de Hollande, 78610 Les Bréviaires (55 km from Paris)


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Located in the town of Bréviaires within the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park, the Holland Ponds outdoor activities center is an incomparable place of relaxation and rejuvenation.

With an exceptional setting for your family walks, supervised swimming and activities such as mini-golf, tennis, boules, beach volleyball areas and the possibility of renting paddle boats, canoes and boats, this outdoor activities center will delight you.

It is an ideal destination for outings with your family or friends or for nature lovers because it is considered as “the best green base in the Yvelines“.

Convivial and accessible, you will feel on vacation between two days of work and this will allow you to disconnect.

Hours: 11 AM to 6 PM.

Price : Adult €5.70, kids (from 3)  €4


Base nautique de Longueil-Sainte-Marie

Chaussée du Marais, 60126 Longueil-Sainte-Marie (75 km from Paris)


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The Longueil nautical base is a very pleasant place to spend a good day with your family; children will be happy to play and swim in the supervised lake.

The fine sand beach will delight the younger and the older ones and you can even go paddle boating, play Beach Volleyball or go Canoeing / Kayaking.

Plan to arrive at the opening time to be able to get a table in the shade and avoid the crowds.

Hours: Every weekend of June and every day of July and August from 11 AM to 6:30 PM.

Price: €6 adults, €4 children from 3 to 16



Base nautique de St-Leu-d’Esserent

19 rue de la Garenne, 60340 St-Leu-d’Esserent (60 km from Paris)

The nautical base is a small vacation spot in the middle of the Oise. This place is large and friendly and there are many activities. It is ideal if you want to have a good time and to have a barbecue with your family or friends.

This beautiful natural park is a very nice place to have fun and to relax.

You will find a large space dedicated to outdoor activities. You can also go for pony rides or to the skating rink depending on the day.

Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM.

Price: Adults €10, children from 4 to 16 years old €6 in high season, €3 adult and €2.50 child in low season


Base de loisirs de Souppes-sur-Loing

40 Rue des Varennes, 77460 Souppes-sur-Loing (94 km from Paris)


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This family outdoor activities center, quite far from Paris, will provide you tranquility for the whole day. As it is located in a natural site where all kinds of activities are available for children, you will definitely love it.

If you come looking for peace, you will be delighted with this supervised beach and the few water jets for the younger ones. For the older ones, a bathe in the river is very pleasant and the sandy beach is excellent for sunbathing.

Swimming here is very nice thanks to the quality of its water; the base was labeled “Blue Flag” from 2003 to 2018 (except in 2010).

Different activities are offered to visitors such as canoeing, diving or fishing.

Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM.

Price: 3€ for adults and children, free for children under 3



Base de loisirs Léry-Poses en Normandie

CD 110, 27740 Poses (114 km from Paris)

When there is no sea, you have to find other places to swim. In this beautiful landscaped outdoor activities center you can enjoy a nice moment of relaxation and fun for the young and the old thanks to the two lakes and beaches where it is possible to swim while being supervised by lifeguards from July to September.

You can also enjoy, the grounds available to you for free for beach volleyball and boules, you can also go water-skiing, paddle boating and kayaking. The park is very large so you can also go for a bike ride.

You will spend great afternoons resting, strolling and having fun with your family or friends.

Hours: 6 AM to 7 PM

Price: Free for pedestrians, €5 per family if you come by car, €26 by bus, annual subscription €27


Bassin de la Villette

27 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris

Playground Bassin de la Villette
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The Bassin de la Villette is located in Paris itself. It is made up of four ponds on either side of the lifting bridge of the rue de Crimée. To ensure good water quality, the swimming area is limited to 800 people per day.

This swimming area is organized on a floating structure 16 meters wide by 100 meters long separated into 3 different pools supervised by lifeguards: two paddling pools for children and a large pool for swimmers.

It is a great place to cool off outside under the Paris summer sun. This summer atmosphere is very nice and will give you an air of vacation while being in Paris.

Hours : 11 AM to 8 PM.

Price : Free