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Can you swim in the seine river?

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The ambitious set of initiatives begins with the Bassin de la Villette, a man-made lake in the 19th arrondissement near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, with the entirety of the Seine and the Canal St Martin clean enough to swim in by 2024. read more

Despite the improvement, it is still usually illegal to swim the river in Paris intramuros (lest you backstroke into a Bateau Mouche), so this race is particularly exciting to those who've been curious to jump in. Th event is divided into two categories: a 10 km race for qualified swimmers and a 2.5 km course for amateurs. read more

Alluring as the Seine River is, it's hardly fit for a swim — there's a reason why the man-made Paris Plage (Paris Beach) is a purely cosmetic shore. But for those of you who demand a dip in central Paris, you can swim on the river. read more

Best Answer: Swimming in the Seine is not permitted, but this is not due to the water quality. The Seine was cleaned up in the 1970s when only three species of fish were left, there are now 23 species of fish and the water quality is good. read more

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