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Spotlight on France

Fancy a swim in the Seine? It may be possible by 2024

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People swimming in the Bassin de la Villette, located in North-East Paris, in September 2016.
People swimming in the Bassin de la Villette, located in North-East Paris, in September 2016. Nicolas Rochette

In this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at Paris promise to make it possible for locals to bathe in the Seine.

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When the city of Paris opened one of its canals to swimmers for one day last Summer, hundreds of people turned out to swim.

Now the city authorities say they are going to make it possible to swim in the river Seine in 2024, just in time for the Olympics.

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