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Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

AFP   July 29, 2014
First Published: 18:00 IST(29/7/2014) | Last Updated: 18:26 IST(29/7/2014)

Want to cool down, unwind, and take a stylish dip. Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s fashionable haunts. Le Molitor is on of them.

Le Molitor features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!

What's its story?
Le Molitor is one of the hottest spots in Paris right now -- the art deco swimming pool opened in 1929 and was one of the city's most popular bathing spots for 60 years until it was closed down in 1989 and listed as a historical monument.

The abandoned location then became a haunt for the French underground street art scene.

But it reopened this year and has embraced all aspects of its urban fusion past, resulting in an achingly hip art-themed spa attached to a luxury hotel designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, combining 1930s and contemporary architecture.

Now once more the place to be seen, Le Molitor has positioned itself as a hangout for artists and creative and regularly hosts shows and events.

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