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A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

The changing rooms of the Molitor winter pool: the coolest art gallery there is this summer!
Molitor, a former temple of the Parisian avant-garde, has transformed the changing rooms of its winter pool into a huge gallery of contemporary urban art. We go behind some of the famous blue doors that line the pool to tell you what’s there. A truly private visit.
A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

When it closed to the public in 1989, Molitor, with its two long swimming pools became, for nearly 20 years, a privileged playground for graffiti artists. It’s a legacy that Molitor celebrates, with an exhibition of street art on its famous walls.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris
Abyss

Michael Beerens, graffiti enthusiast of the aquatic world, couldn’t have hoped for a better canvas than the walls of a swimming pool to express his art.

Each featured artist has been given free rein to illustrate their style and their universe. The result is a wide range of colours, abstract and figurative forms, as shown here with the work of Panamanian artist Cisco Morel known for his fantastic geometric style.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

Each featured artist has been given free rein to illustrate their style and their universe. The result is a wide range of colours, abstract and figurative forms, as shown here with the work of Panamanian artist Cisco Morel known for his fantastic geometric style.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

An enigmatic and colourful figure, characteristic of graffiti artist Alber, watches over the winter pool.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris
Blue pool

In this cabin, it feels as if the artist Nasty has completed his work just minutes before we arrive: a wall of calligraphy, bright against a blue background.

Artist Joachim Romain works with recycled materials, transforming and refining them into artworks.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

Artist Joachim Romain works with recycled materials, transforming and refining them into artworks.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris
Signatures

Year after year, graffiti artists continue to mark the walls of the mythical swimming pool.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris
Swarm

The artist Stom500 is inspired by the world of cartoons, with a penchant for animal themes like the bulbous bees that can be seen lurking behind the door of one of the cabins.

A peak into the artists' cabins at the famous Molitor Swimming Pool in Paris

As well as its indoor and outdoor pools, Molitor is also a 124-room hotel with a Clarins Spa, restaurant and rooftop bar plus terrace in the summer months.