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Running in Paris

I am going to stay in Paris for 10days. Any good place to run and any safety issues/precautions ? Thanks ^.^

Re: Running in Paris

Just got back from Paris. Great runs there - just stay along the river and make side trips to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, etc. Go North to Montmatre for some variety.

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Thanks michaelmccomb :)

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The streets are paved with poodles, allegedly. Be careful where you tread.

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suggest also dont run late at night in quiet areas . Quite a few robberies committed by people on skates and mopeds snatch bags .

Early morning along the river is great .

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I have traveled and run there. I was staying near the Bois de Boulogne. That park has quite the reputation, but as a woman I felt comfortable running there alone. I also ran down the Champs Elysees all the way to Notre Dame in the morning. It is a fun way to explore and get to know the city. Though I would advise taking a couple of coins with you for bathroom stops, since many "public" bathrooms charge a small fee.

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Agree with all above. Also consider Canal de l'Ourcq for a very long run (30-50k). If you travel to Paris during the Summer, keep in mind that the Seine riverbanks are closed to car traffic until about August 20th and reserved for runners and bicycles... It's absolutely magical

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I found this entry when I was looking at places to run while staying in Kowloon last week. So, probably too late for your trip to Paris but, for next time or others...

You can check a few entries on my blog:
- http://fartherfaster.blogspot.com/2007/07/running-in-paris-1-parc-montso...
- http://fartherfaster.blogspot.com/2007/07/running-in-paris-2-la-coule-ve...
- http://fartherfaster.blogspot.com/2010/07/running-in-ile-de-france.html

Or contact me/leave a comment if you need tips about running in Europe or North America in particular!

Jean.

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I am pleased to see your blog Jean! Glad you enjoyed running in our City too. We are spoiled with our multiple choices in many ways. But so are those people living in Paris. A few years ago I was supposed to run a 40-minute shakeout morning after flying there and I was running a 50 km trail event 4 days later. Unfortunately my legs got too excited and the sights were too compelling so my 40 minute shakeout ended up being a 33 km sightseeing adventure. Not the best taper for a trail run but still a lot of fun.