In pictures: Parisians cool off in famed canal amid heat wave

‘La Baignade’ (which roughly translates into ‘The Dip’) consists of three pools with depths to suit all ages: From toddlers to adult swimmers. The pool will stay open until September 10, and it's free! All photos by Louise Nordstrom, FRANCE 24

For the first time since 1923, Parisians were this week able to dive into the French capital’s canal as the city finally opened an enclosed swimming spot in the northeastern La Villette basin