Come hiking in Paris with your family in Paris! Indeed, the French capital finally has its own hiking trail within the city limits! The GR 2024, the long-distance hiking trail also known as the GR75, was inaugurated on 15 June 2017.
This trail was designed to support the city’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. It has worked out well as Paris will host the Olympics in 2024! This footpath forms a green belt and becomes a pleasant and green pedestrian route. The Cadet Residence tells you more…
A new long-distance hiking trail in Paris!
The GR 2024 loop is 50 kilometres long and passes through 9 arrondissements bordering on the neighbouring departments of Paris. The trail also connects the 7 GR trails in Paris: GR 1, GR 2, GR 14, GR 14A, GR 22 and GR 655. It is possible to start from any point on the trail, but there is a dominant starting point located under the Geode’s mirror ball in the Parc de la Villette. The trail then continues clockwise, but can be done the other way around, in sections of 4 to 5 kilometres for ease.
The trail is accessible to all, it is flat and easy to follow. That said, it is recommended to do this hike in several stages. Just remember to bring water and wear good trainers. You can always take breaks in the green areas along the way or sit on a terrace for a drink.
What to see on this Parisian walking trail?
It allows you to walk around Paris on a single path: an advantage for discovering the contours of the city while passing through a multitude of gates, sports venues and 75 Parisian green spaces!
You will pass through the Porte de la Villette, Porte de la Chapelle, Porte de Montmartre, Clichy, Asnières, Passy, Saint-Cloud, Versailles, Châtillon, Orléans, Arcueil, Italie, Ivry, Charenton, Dorée, Montreuil, Bagnolet and Les Lilas.
You will also see some sports centres such as the Chiquito de Cambo fronton, near the André Citroën park, the Stade Nautique des Tourelles, now renamed the Georges Vallerey swimming pool, near the Porte des Lilas, as well as the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles for handball and table tennis, the AccorHotels Arena for basketball, the Parc des Princes for football, Roland-Garros for tennis and the Zenith de Paris, where weightlifting competitions will be held.
Among the various green spaces crossed, one discovers the Kellermann Park in the 13th arrondissement, the Bois de Vincennes and the Parc de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement, the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement, the Parc Clichy-Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement, the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement, the Parc André Citroën in the 15th arrondissement…
To follow the trail, simply follow the markers symbolised by two horizontal red and white lines. Some of them are located on trees, in the greenest parts of the city; others are more difficult to spot, especially in the city where numerous tags, logos, signs… can make it difficult to find the marker.
Going around Paris on this GR trail allows you to visit Paris in a different way, to have a peripheral vision of the capital while passing by emblematic and exotic places.
The Cadet residence, ideal for visiting Paris with your family
Our aparthotel is located in the centre of Paris, in the 9th arrondissement. The closest subway stop, Métro Cadet on line 7, is only a few metres away and allows you to go to the Parc de la Villette in the north-east and to the Garnier Opera, the Louvre Museum, the Jardin des Plantes and the Place Monge and to the Place d’Italie for shopping.
Ideally located, the residence offers an appreciable proximity to the stations of Paris. The residence is 5 minutes by metro from the Gare de l’Est, 11 minutes from the Gare du Nord and 20 minutes from the Gare Montparnasse (line 12). Moreover, the residence is only 43 minutes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and 50 minutes from Orly airport.
The start of the GR 2024 trail at Parc de la Villette is 20 minutes away by metro line 7, from the Cadet stop.
The residence has studios of 35m² and comfortable flats of 60m², very well equipped and able to accommodate from 1 to 6 people. For everyone’s comfort, whether you are alone, a couple or with children, each flat is equipped with a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi internet access, a kitchenette with crockery and cutlery, a private bathroom, beds adapted to the number of people (double bed, single bed, daybed…), all in a cosy atmosphere. Each room is also air-conditioned and has a coffee machine and a kettle.
Come and hike in Paris with your family and discover the famous GR 2024 trail that goes around the city. You can stay at the Cadet residence, which is conveniently located in the centre of Paris, and only a few minutes from the start of the Parisian hiking trail!