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This edition of Paris à la nage (Open Swim Stars Paris) features 3 swimming contests in Bassin de La Villette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and Canal de l'Ourcq - Pantin. This initiative aims to bring up to date the traditional race La Traversée de Paris à la nage, the mythic nautical rendezvous begun in 1905 to post Second World War on the banks of the Seine River.

Related: Outdoor swimming in Paris Bassin de la Villette

Swimming contests - Paris Open Swim Stars 2023

Paris à la nage proposes several races! The first urban swim-run in Paris. Starting on June 17th 2023 (in the afternoon) you can attend to:

  • 5pm - Start of the 10 km - Bondy
  • 6pm - Start of the 4x500m - La Villette Paris
  • 6.15 pm - Start of the 5 km - canal de l'Ourcq Pantin
  • Prize presentation  in Paris

June 18th 2023 - Swimming schedule starting from Bassin de la Villette 

On Sunday 18th June 2023 there will be trials of 1 km and 2 km in the morning at the Bassin de la Villette:

  • 2 km with palms - 8.45 am
  • 1 km start (tound trip) - 10.15 am
  • 2 km -10.30 am and 12.30
  • Prize presentation

Registration for swimming contests - Paris à la nage

Registration on line for Paris à la nage. Attention, numbers of participants is limited!

Non licenses swimmers, - French Swimming Federation, Triathlon or Handisport Natation - wishing to register, must present a medical certificate of non-contraindication for the practice of swimming in competition.

A week-end at Bassin de la Villette - Paris

Your visit of Paris à la nage is the opportunity to enjoy many activities at Bassin de La Villette during summer time: outdoor cafés and restaurants, theme cruises on Ourcq Canal and boat rental without license, shuttles starting from Bassin de La Villette, promenades, etc.

You are staying all weekend? Check the hotels around the banks of the Bassin de la Villette or the accomodations in Pantin.

Paris à la nage au Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Loire

75019 PARIS
48.88538639999999 , 2.3748238000000583
Getting there Getting there
Metro : Ligne 5, Jaurès
Vélib' : 19029 - SEINE FLANDRE (16m)
Vélib' : 19117 - EURYALE DEHAYNIN (21m)
Vélib' : 19030 - MOSELLE JAURES (22m)
Vélib' : 19012 - LALLY TOLLENDAL (30m)
Vélib' : 19005 - RIQUET (30m)
Paris à la nage au Bassin de la Villette, Quai de la Loire, 75019 PARIS

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