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Rainer III Swimming Pool in the port Hercules

A municipal swimming pool Rainier III is located right in the center of the main port in Monaco, which is where your kids are likely to be happy to go for a swim, unless they do not make it there because of the numerous amusements rides on the way, which are open every summer after the Formula 1 facilities are taken down. Kids and adults alike will enjoy spending a hot summer day here!

The swimming pool is of Olympic size (50m * 25m), has sea water that is filtered and heated up to 26 degrees above zero. The rent of loungers and umbrellas, diving towers of different height, and one slide as long as 45 meters are at your disposal. The safeguards are on their shifts in the pool. They have a café where one can buy drinks, pizza, French fries, and all kinds of baguettes & sandwiches.

Bring a towel with you, and be prepared to check in your clothes and shoes, including even the slippers and leave them in the locker room. Bring the tickets with you to the swimming pool, since you will need them here to get loungers.

Even if, like me, you prefer the sea delights to the swimming pools, you will most likely be pleasantly surprised by the comfort, the cleanness of the water and the proper recreation management. Check out the place on Tuesday morning when the water has just been changed!

Season 2014: from April 26 to October 12

Operation hours: from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM from June 7, 2014 to September 7, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on other days.
Every Monday the pool is closed at 6:00 PM for drainage and treatment of the basin.
The place is closed during both the Historic & Formula 1 Grand-Prix.

Tickets price:
Entrance 5.40 euro / 3.40 euro for kids and the elderly;
Entrance + rent of the lounger and umbrella 13 euro for a day / 3.80 euro for half a day after 1:00 PM / 2.30 euro after 4:00 PM.
Multiple time visits memberships cost cheaper.
Swimming classes: 30 minutes – 18 euro

Children under 12 are not allowed in the swimming pool without the adults’ supervision.

Address: Quai Albert 1er
98000 Monaco

Interestingly, in winter the pool turns out into an ice rink!

photo source: www.monacochannel.mc

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