A stay in Paris should not prevent you from doing your little outdoor sports session. On the contrary, some places in the capital are particularly conducive to running and physical exercise. From our hotel, discover the best spots for running in Paris 9.
A short run from the Canal Saint-Martin
From the Canal Saint-Martin to the Parc de la Villette, the setting is ideal for running on flat ground, and discovering the beauties of the capital along the way.
The Saint-Martin canal
Start your sports session at the Saint-Martin canal, on the right bank of Paris, and follow the canal at your own pace. The bars and small bistros offer you a very special and colorful atmosphere, and put you on your feet quietly. Continue to the Villemin garden, and take advantage of your quick visit to admire its beautiful lawn and its pretty bandstand.
The Stalingrad rotunda
Now reach the Bassin de la Villette via the Stalingrad rotunda. You will thus find the Quai de Seine, on the left bank, and thus set off on a most pleasant route of several kilometres.
The Bassin de la Villette
Here you are again on the banks of the Seine, this time with a pretty perspective on the horizon, which will take you to the Parc de la Villette, if you feel like it. You will probably come across petanque or ping-pong players, peaceful walkers and small motor boats. This environment immerses you in a perfect setting to clear your mind and focus on your breath.
The Canal de l’Ourcq
Aren’t you tired? So continue along the Canal de l’Ourcq for a few more kilometers, but don’t forget that you will then have to do the reverse journey to find your hotel room! That said, the Canal de l’Ourcq is particularly good for running, and you can even take the opportunity to see some masterpieces of street art.
Parc de la Villette
Ultimate objective of your sporting outing, Parc de la Villette is finally available to you. Its 55 hectares of green spaces are an opportunity to continue your efforts in a peaceful setting, or catch your breath while enjoying the show.
Running in Parc Monceau, in Paris 8
To vary the pleasures and the level of difficulty, here is another running route for your jogging in the heart of Paris. This time, go to Parc Monceau, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Admittedly, the park is further from the hotel than the Saint-Martin canal. On the other hand, the charming setting will not make you regret your efforts.
A random jog along the alleys
Close to the Arc de Triomphe, Parc Monceau is located in a rather upscale district, and the general atmosphere plunges you into a certain voluptuousness. You then have the choice of running randomly through the paths of the park, which will allow you to discover the lawns, the rotunda, the majestic trees, the Renaissance arcade and the park basin. On the other hand, it will be difficult to estimate the distance covered.
If you’re aiming for performance and need to know the precise distance of your route, you can follow the circular walkway that goes all the way around the park, following the outermost path each time. You will then know that each lap is 1,100 meters. You can then count the number of laps to estimate the distance traveled.
Good to know: most, if not all, Parc Monceau runners do the laps counter-clockwise!
When to run at Parc Monceau?
Like all parks in Paris, walkers are sometimes numerous, and depending on your objective, busy periods should be avoided. So, if you want to be free to run at your own pace or do interval training without having to slalom between pedestrians, it is better to come on weekday mornings, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., or on winter evenings.
Of course, the aisles are much busier on sunny days and after school and work. So, if you have the possibility, avoid these peak hours.
For information, Parc Monceau is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from October 1 to April 30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from May 1 to August 31, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from September 1 to 30.
La Cadet Résidence, your hotel close to the best running spots
Whether you are passing through Paris for a professional stay or for a tourist trip, the Cadet aparthotel opens its doors to you in the heart of the capital.
You will then have plenty of time to go for a run on the banks of the Seine or in a Parisian park, morning or evening, and find refuge in one of our independent apartments and studios. You will find all the necessary comfort for rest and relaxation, with a lounge area, comfortable bedding, an equipped kitchen area, or even a private bathroom.
The team of the Cadet residence then does everything possible to guarantee you an unforgettable stay, by offering you additional paid services, such as the grocery kit, an additional cleaning service, a laundry service (washing machine and dryer )…Whether you are at home or on a trip, you do not deviate from your sports session? Then book a room at the Cadet residence, and take advantage of our routes to run in Paris close to our hotel.