THE SWIMMING POOL
Petit Futé's opinion on THE SWIMMING POOL
If you are invited to go to the Piscine in Roubaix, don't think about taking a dip! This swimming pool converted into a museum is a jewel of Art Deco. It is also a unique place because, originally, it would provide a place of hygiene to workers living in sometimes difficult conditions. It was open for more than fifty years before having to close its doors because of its vault which was too fragile (to the great regret of many inhabitants).
Its basin transformed into a sculpture garden and its shower cabins fitted out as showcases make it a place as grandiose as it is unusual. Enlarged in 2018, the museum continues to attract thousands of visitors who come to admire its collections. Ceramics, earthenware, decorative arts, textiles, paintings and sculptures are sublimated. As soon as you enter, you are struck by the style of some of the changing rooms and showers, as well as the old pool. You can enjoy a sensory experience by following the Parcours des Sens. Here, sound effects evoke children in a swimming pool to recall the past of the place, there a discovery of materials and textures to guess by touch. Not to be missed: the Panorama of the Grand-Place of Roubaix and the reconstruction of the workshop of the sculptor Henri Bouchard. La Piscine also offers three annual seasons of surprising exhibitions, unusual visits, workshops and many other events to experience art in a different way. Not to be missed.
Information on THE SWIMMING POOL
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, Ascension Thursday, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st and December 25th. Open Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 6pm; Friday from 11am to 8pm; weekend from 1pm to 6pm. Free for children up to 18 years old. Excluding exhibition: €9 (reduced rate: €6). During the exhibitions (the ticket includes admission to the museum and visits to all temporary exhibitions): entry €11 (reduced rate: €9). Access is free every Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Children welcome. Guided tour. Food service. Shop. Animations.
Services offered by THE SWIMMING POOL
- Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
- Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
- Aménagements pour malentendants
- Aménagements pour malvoyants
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