Love at first sight
Past the ticket office (5.50 euros entry, free for children) I access the pool directly. I am quickly amazed by the Art Deco style and the warm lights coming out of the windows, projecting into the water. The pool is lined by dozens of sculptures. Locker rooms on both sides give direct access to the water. Other cabins are located on the first balcony, from which I can see new and beautiful perspectives. There are posters that show vintage pictures when the pool was still open to the public and I try to imagine the place when I hear the sound of playing kids through the loudspeakers.
All around, cloakrooms, shower stalls and wings house collections of ceramics, textiles, fashion and paintings. The enchanting setting livens up the visit. I particularly like watching some arts by looking through a cabin. It's unique.
I finish my visit going through the permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Children are especially enjoying looking for hints in a treasure hunt related to Greek mythology (ask for the booklet at reception). Small kids have fun with games hidden in toy chests.
I let you discover this magical place by letting you dive into some of my pictures. Enjoy!
The entrance from outside - I know I am in the right place.
Access to the bathtubs
One of the windows through the carved ceramic portico.
Overview taken from the first balcony. The reflections are beautiful!
One of the many "balconies" of the second floor. I really like.
Sculptures along the pool
The Evening Star
Reflections of the cabins at the first balcony
Painting in the opposite wing
"Une robe n'est ni une tragédie ni un tableau, c'est une charmante et éphémère création ..."
"A dress is neither a tragedy nor a painting, it is a charming and ephemeral creation ..."
"La mode meurt jeune. C'est ce qui fait sa légèreté si grave"
"Fashion dies young, that's what makes it so light"
"La dame avait une robe En ottoman violine Et sa tunique brodée d'or Etait composée de deux panneaux S'attachant sur l'épaule."
"The lady had a dress In purple ottoman And her tunic embroidered with gold Consisted of two panels Attached to the shoulder. "
Stained glass and ceramics
In the garden: Hollyhocks and a statue
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