Sports

 Athletics and Running:

Paris has many running tracks, which include 8 indoor. Two outdoor tracks are the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes. For your nearest track consult the Guide du Sport.

Basketball:

Basketball is popular in Paris, with most municipal sports centres having a court. Also around the city are a number of public courts. Two of the most popular are M Stalingrad in the 19th, and under the Metro tracks near the Glaciere stop in the 13th arrondissement.

Cycling:

Many cycling clubs operate in Paris, both for competition and leisure. Checkwww.ffc.fr for a list. The Stade Velodrome Jacques-Anquetil is a functioning cycle track which is opened to cyclists frequently.

Golf:

Although Golf is popular in Paris there are no courses in Central Paris. There are however many around the Paris region. Check www.ffg.org for a list.

Horse Riding:

Beautiful places in Paris to ride include the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. Beginners can learn to ride at Club Bayard Equitation. Horse riding clubs in Paris include La Societe d’Equitation de Paris and Centre Hippique du Touring.

Squash:

Try the Club Quartier Latin, Standard Athletic Club or Squash Montmartre.

Tennis:

Paris boasts a number of tennis courts. These include private clubs like, Club Forest Hill has branches throughout the Paris region, and Tennis de Longchamp which has 20 courts. Public courts Jardins du Luxembourg, Centre Sportif La Falguere and Centre Sportif Henry-de-Montherlan.

Walking:

The Champs Elysee:

Starting form the metro Concorde this walk takes in not only the Champs Elysee itself, but also, the Petit Palais, Grand Palais, Palais de l’Elysee, and ends with the famed Arc de Triomphe

Beaubourg and Les Halles:

This walk covers a trendy area redeveloped since the 70s, brimming with small restaurants. Starting at the Hotel de Ville metro, the walk passes the Tour St-Jacques, St-Merri, Centre Pompidou, Les Halles, Bourse du Commerce, and the Oratoire du Lourve.

The Ile-de-la-Cite and Ile St-Louis:

Walk through the heart of medieval Paris, starting at the St-Michel metro station. Take in the Place du Parvis Notre-Dame, The Old Cloister Quarter, Place Louis-Lepine, Place Dauphine, Quai de Bourbon, Hotel de Lauzun and the Rue St-Louis-en-I’lle.

The Trocadero to the Invalides:

Walk through the wide open of spaces of Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Starting at the Trocadero, the walk features the Place du Trocadero, Jardins du Trocadero, Champ de Mars, Ecole Militarie, the UNESCO building and <use de L’Orde de la Liberation.

The Latin Quarter:

Small packed cafes and restaurants pack the streets of the Latin Quarter, the centre of university life in Paris. Beginning at place St-Michel the Latin Quarter follows St-Severin Quarter, Place Maubert, St-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, Place du Pantheon, Place de la Contrescarpe, Arenes de Lutece, College de France and ends at Rue Hautefeuille.

Dance Lessons:

Cours de Danse Orientale:

75014 et 75004, quartier chatelet ou Alésia, 75004.

Oriental dance lessons for everyone, from beginners to professionals.

Aaltorient danse:

Le samedi à 18h (L'atelier, 10 rue du cygne, 75001 - métro les halles-Étienne Marcel).

Reasonably priced oriental dance classes.

Ecole de danses latines et tropicales:

170 bis rue du Faubourg St Antoine, accès rue de citeaux , 75012.

A friendly salsa dance school (Cuban and Puerto Rican), of samba, merengue, Bachata, and tango. Classes are held every evening and for 3 hours every Sunday.

Paris Academy of Ballroom Dancing

(508) 822-8544

473 South Street West, Raynham, MA 02767.

Boasting a beautiful 2,000 sq. ft. hardwood dance floor, the academy covers Latin, Salsa, Hustle & Swing music for your dancing enjoyment.

Boots and Buckles:

25 Rue Boyer, 75020

Offering line dancing classes in a studio in the 20th arrondissement, complete with western outfits.

Centre de Danse du Marais:

41 Rue Du Temple, 75004

This studio offers lesson in ballet, rock 'n' roll, flamenco, tap dancing, tango, samba, salsa, funk, jazz, and hip hop, all in a 17th-century building on rue du Temple.

Swimming Baths:

Piscine du Marche St-Germain:

12 rue Lobineau, 6th.

This 25m public pool is underground in St-Germain.

Piscine Armand-Massard:

66 bd du Montparnasse, 15th.

This underground sports centre has 3 public pools.

Piscine Henry-de-Montherlant:

32 bd Lannes, 16th.

A popular, public 25m and beginners pool complex.

Piscine Pontoise Quartier Latin:

19 rue de Pontoise, 5th.

A private art deco 33m pool, featuring music and underwater lighting at night.

Piscine Georges-Hermant:

4-6 rue David d’Angers, 19th.

This private pool is Paris’ biggest, measuring in at 50m x 20m.

Aquaboulevard Water:

4 rue Louis-Armand, 15th.

Aquaboulevard is a large aquatic indoor recreational water park, and is also the largest water park in Europe. Situated within a massive sports complex that has tennis courts, a complete gym, squash courts and a fitness centre, Aquaboulevard also has an outside pool and beach. For more entertainment there are waterslides (including an 80m long slide), a wave pool and Jacuzzi’s. Not content with all this, the 7000 square metres also is home to 14 screen cinema complex and no less than seven restaurants.

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