The London List Abroad: Paris’ iconic Piscine Molitor swimming pool reopens its doors after 25 years of disrepairThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 8 Jun 2014

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The magnificent Piscine Molitor opened to Art Deco splendor in 1929. For decades it was the place to be seen in Paris, hosting galas and fashion shows and converted into an ice skating rink in winter. When the Piscine Molitor closed in 1989, it fell into disrepair. Though the building was saved from demolition after local protests, skateboarders and graffiti artists transformed it into a focal point of urban culture.

Reopening in May, the Piscine Molitor has been brought back to its former glory after a €80m redevelopment. The new Molitor is a luxury hotel and private members’ club, breathing new life into the Art Deco property whilst preserving the original features. The hotel offers 124 rooms, plus a spa, gym, restaurant and rooftop bar, and will also host rolling exhibitions from local artists. The club will certainly be an exclusive affair too. A single day of swimming will cost €180, with annual membership fees rising to €3,300.

Find out more about the Molitor hotel and private members’ club on their site: www.mltr.fr/en

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