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
Paris à la nage proposes several races and a new trial in 2019! The first urban swim-run in Paris. Starting from 5:45 pm on June 15th 2019 you can attend to:
-Running race starting from Bondy along the canal de l'Ourcq (1 km 750m)
-Running race in parc de la Bergère along the canal (5 km)
-Swimming (800 m)
-Running race on the banks of Bobigny/Pantin and Paris (2 km 125m)
-Swimming and arrival at the Bassin de la Villette Paris (925 m)
On Sunday 16th June 2019 there will be trials of 1 km and 2 km in the morning at the Bassin de la Villette:
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.
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.