Molitor, a private pool, spa and restaurant
If you are not a member of the Molitor, don’t worry; you can still book a table in the restaurant and then use the legendary swimming pool. Designed as a superb place of urban gastronomy by chef Yannick Alléno, the restaurant brings together award winning culinary creators who are invited for each season. This cross fertilisation of talents produces mutual inspiration and the diner is the ultimate recipient of the magic thus created.
Afterwards, you can relax at the edge of the pool or succumb to the temptation of a few refreshing laps amidst the Art Deco splendour. Inaugurated in 1929, the Piscine Molitor is the place was where the first bikini was unveiled in the 40s. In its heyday in mid-century it was a supremely fashionable place to be seen. However, times changed and it closed in 1989. The building became dilapidated, the haunt of graffiti artists and a temple of the Parisian art underground. Today the place has been renovated in keeping with its original appearance, retaining its soul and legacy, along with its 50 metre lido and 33 metre indoor pool. Reopened last May as part of a luxury hotel and spa complex, the Molitor is again a place of life and joy, especially when you're on the roof terrace, with its exquisite flowers and hanging herb garden, enjoying an appetiser and the stunning views of the Eiffel Tower ! JR.
Photo Agence Nuel - Gilles Trillard