We enjoyed a graffiti party last winter, to visit the famous street art place: the swimming pool of Molitor.
It’s a nautic location located between Roland-Garros and the Parc des Princes, in the 16th district of Paris.
The « Swimming pool of Auteuil-Molitor« , drawn by the architect Lucien Pollet, was inaugurated in 1929 and is still famous for its Art Déco style. It closed in 1989.
This swimming pool has been classified an historic monument.
The complex is composed of 2 pools and a gym room, one of the pools is a covered 33 meter pool and the other an olympic 50 meter open air.
Since the year 2000, different groups have used the space, which is currently being used by the « Maîtres Nageurs de Molitor »
Then it has been used by artists from the street art and graffiti scene and became a famous urban art hot spot! (Cf. photos).
If you recognize artists that we haven’t identified, please let us know!
We heard about a next opening (?), to become a huge luxury Hotel-Spa complex, no official date for the moment, except sometime in 2012. But it will be very sad to loose such a great art location!
The last 18th-19th and 21st of June 2011, a street art event was organised by Lorsonik Productions. A bit sad we didn’t know about it before, but you can find more info on the Facebook page of Mouvements Libres.
Video : © Mathieu Murillo
1-5 Boulevard d’Auteuil