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Summer is here and the days are getting hot! To cool down, here is a snapshot of swimming pools in Greater Lyon and a few bathing spots in the surrounding area.

Last updated date : 20/07/2021

Pools in Lyon

Summer treat: the pop-up pool at Tête d'Or Park

Once again this year, to our great delight, there will be a pop-up pool at Tête d'Or Park from 18 June to 31 August. The space has two pools, a water games area and 2000 m² of beaches. In the heart of Lyon’s green lung, this is the ideal place for a spot of reading and relaxation, or games with family and friends!

For Lyon’s municipal swimming pools, you will need to make an online reservation and pay on the website (except for Vaise swimming pool, where tickets must be purchased at the counter).

Centre Nautique Tony Bertrand © Ville de Lyon

Swimming pools in Greater Lyon

Whether you live in Lyon or are visiting the city, swimming pools and water parks in the metropolitan area are open now for a refreshing dip!

Reminder: a bathing cap must be worn by everybody in Greater Lyon’s swimming pools.

© Centre aquatique Les Vagues

Natural bathing spots less than an hour from Lyon

Grand Parc Miribel Jonage

With four supervised beaches and located only a few kilometres from Lyon city centre, this is a major bathing and leisure attraction for residents of Lyon and the metropolitan area. Plage de l’Atol open since 8 May ; Plage du Morlet open since 15 May ; Plage du Fontanil open since 29 May and Plage de la Baraka open on 27 June.

Access: take bus 83 towards Grand Parc Miribel Jonage.

Lac de Bordelan in Villefranche-sur-Saône

This very pleasant spot in the countryside is perfect for the whole family, with its sandy shore, large lawn and games for children. Open from 1 July to 31 August.

Prices: €3 for adults, €2 for 6-12 year-olds, free for children under 6.
Access: TER train, 115 and 118 bus or A6 motorway, towards Villefranche-sur-Saône and then Route de Saint-Bernard.

Plan d’eau du Colombier in Anse

35 minutes to the north of Lyon, this former gravel pit has been superbly repurposed for bathing and good times with friends and family. Open from 1 June to 1 September.

Free. Access: TER train and then tourist train (Voie 38), 115 and 118 bus or A6 motorway, towards Villefranche-sur-Saône and then Route de Saint-Bernard.

Étang de Fallavier in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier

A protected natural area since 2007, this is a multi-faceted spot for bathing and walking. Open from 3 June to 29 August.

Free. Access: TER train towards Saint-André-le-Gaz or A6 motorway, towards Grenoble.

Happy bathing!


Mélina joined our gang this summer, and we're all delighted!She's from the Vendée on the west coast of France, and her eyes are as blue as the ocean that laps its shores. In fact her kind and mischievous eyes are the first thing you notice about her, and you soon realise that despite her gentle and even quite discrete nature lies a boundless source of energy!

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