Where to run in Paris

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where to run in paris

So, where to run in Paris? first of all, I would think of all the major parks, the Jardin de Luxembourg, Parc Monceau, Parc André Citoyen, Garden of the Louvre, Bois de Boulogne, etc. Here is a list of other possibilities for running in Paris.

La Coulée Verte


The Coulée verte is a 4.5 km high path, starting from Bastille. You can even drink the sparkling water fountain in the Reuilly garden.


La Petite Ceinture -The Little Belt

This is the most popular underground park in Paris, part of it is also fully open to the public and very easy to access! Situated in the 15th district, you may walk along the old railway line in green nature.


The Buttes-Chaumont

This is for seasoned athletes! The 1001 slopes of Buttes-Chaumont will strengthen your glutes like never before.


La Cite Universitaire – The University Cité


Few know of this space, even it’s huge, green and very peaceful! You can run around the houses with fun architectures, and end your jogging quietly by the Parc de Montsouris.


The Seine Riverbank (les Quais de la Seine)


It’s a great classic for runners, and you always love it! Since they forbid cars for left bank, the quays of the Seine have become very popular! There are also gym equipment spreading out over the 3km course.


The Rives de Seine Park


The park offers a 7-kilometer course equipped with 6 sets of equipment! You can start with the warm-up space,  then go to the suspension ladders, drag tracks, rings and rope, cross on the ground, abs deckchairs, pull-up bars ... and end up with the stretching space!


The Ourcq Canal


Running by the water is better! The Ourcq Canal is a popular spot, you might feel more motivated running near the water in a pleasant place! It’s worthwhile to give it a try!


Bois de Vincennes -The woods of Vincennes


Nothing better than a woods for running, staying away from city pollution and noise! Take a tour of pretty Dausmenil Lake, push to the tropical agronomic garden for a complete change of scenery!


Bois de Boulogne -Boulogne woods


Bois de Boulogne is often mentioned as an equivalent to the Bois de Vincennes, but they are different. Bois de Boulogne is near the 16th district of Paris and you can even run to the Champs Elysée  if you are up to it!  There is also Bagatelle park with an inner lake and its colorful peacocks!


Parc Monceau


Parc Monceau has an ideal size: it is 1km in circumference! No need to think too much, you just have to count the number of turns. Well, the concern is that this particularity is very well known, and the park can be a little bit packed in warm days.