Want to know where to run in Paris?  Today we have a guest blogger post from C MY PARIS. They are run by a multi-talented team with a vast network of connections who are are passionate about Paris and its lifestyle.


If you saw the 47,000 strong crowd running the Semi de Paris’ half marathon course in March and the 41,000 running the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris last week-end… you would know running culture is alive and well in Paris. Having been part of a great community of runners in Manchester and getting to know the city inside out with my crew Still Waters Run Deep, I was determined to explore my new home and uncover that culture.

Although, for me, Paris is an alien playground with new parks and different streets to discover, one thing we do have in common is running. So, inspired by the recent half marathon and marathon de Paris I set out to discover where they all train and find some common ground.

Here’s what I found:

Test your speed at: Centre Sportif Emile Anthoine (9 Rue Jean Rey) aka the athletics track with the Eiffel tower backdrop. With your eyes focused on the world famous monument above you you’ll forget what you went there for. The track does come up a bit short at 350m but it will undoubtedly be one of the more memorable sessions you do. (Métro Bir-Hakeim, line 6)

Get the hill reps in at: Montmartre. The killer hills and steps of Montmartre make for the perfect playground for those searching for that leg burn. Explore the quiet back streets below the Sacré Coeur for the perfect, mostly tourist free session. And if you’re feeling extra spritely on a morning, hike it all the way up to the Sacre Coeur for the best views of Paris without the afternoon crowds. (Métro Anvers, line 2 and head up hill!

Test your endurance at: Coulée Verte. Get above street level and see Paris from another angle. Take the 5km Promenade Plantée from Bastille straight to Bois de Vincennes, Paris’ largest park. Get lost there traversing paved and non paved trails past the numerous sights the park has to offer, this place is huge you can easily run for 2 hours here without repeating the same track. When you’re done take the métro at Château de Vincennes straight back to the centre. (Métro Bastille, lines 1, 5 or 8)

Stretch your legs out at: Jardin des Plantes. Perfect for the post long run stretch out, the pancake flat park offers a quieter alternative to the more well known parks. You’ll share the Botanical Garden with Taï Chi classes, dog walkers and the occasional leapord as you pass the park’s zoo. Head here from Gare d’Austerlitz for a Sunday recovery run well spent. (Métro Gare d’Austerlitz, lines 5 or 10)

Intervals with a view at: Hôtel des Invalides. Use the grassy 1 mile environs of this beautiful building as an alternative spot to get some Interval training in away from the crowds. With the glistening gold dome at the centre this really does beat your local school field for fartlek sessions. (Métro Invalides, line 8 or 13)

Their website is > http://www.cmyparis.com/

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  1. That’s a great guest blogger post from C MY PARIS. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Some really good running tips when you’re in Paris and I am sure we’ll follow them when we head to Paris 🙂

  2. Hi Lewis, thanks for sharing!
    Let me now when you too need to organise your next trip to Paris. Will be happy to help with every aspects and grab a coffee too! Cheers. Speak soon, Larissa

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