Where to run during a weekend in Paris?
Trail runners know it well, when you are a running addict, it follows us everywhere, even on vacation. So how to run properly when we have decided to spend a weekend in Paris?
Running in the streets of the capital is exposed to pollution, bitumen, crowds, etc.
We have therefore selected for you some parks and gardens adapted to your practice.
The Canal de L’Ourcq accessible by metro from your hotel of the Grands Boulevards
Very well known to the Parisian riders, the Canal de l’Ourcq is a very charming place where you can cross, according to the hours, picnickers and players of pétanque. Even though it is a little less “green” than some Paris parks, running along its banks remains very pleasant.
From our 3-star Provinces Opéra hotel, join the Poissonnière station and take line 7 of the metro in the direction of La Courneuve. Get off at Stalingrad, from where the most courageous can easily reach the Parc de la Villette while walking along the canal.
The unavoidable Jardin des Tuileries
Located between La Concorde and the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries is perfect for those who wish to combine sports and tourism during their weekend in Paris. Designed by André Le Nôtre, this French style garden welcomes the statues of the famous sculptures by Maillol, Giacometti and Rodin.
Classified as historic monuments since 1914, this 25-hectare park is a must for culture and history.
The ground is ideal for those looking to run on flat or want to do Interval training.
To get there, join the Bonne Nouvelle station, next to the hotel des grands boulevards and take the metro line 8.
Les Buttes Chaumont, a park for week-enders in Paris
As vast as the Tuileries, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is nevertheless more popular than the latter. It enjoys, indeed, a hilly scenery which offers trailers on vacation or beginners a beautiful loop of 3 km with a little drop. The pavement is not sandy and the runners will be able to do a good job on the hill. Very green and well sported, it provides a certain isolation.
Its vast paths make it possible to cross without interfering.
Commissioned by Napoleon III at Baron Haussmann, it is full of a wide variety of plants that will please botanists.