Looking to do or watch some sports in Paris? You won’t just find a great football or rugby game in this French City. You might even be surprised of what Paris has to offer tourists like you who love sports.
Each of these sports events has a special place in Paris and you can also enjoy a special experience with these physically challenging activities.
Football and Rugby the Paris Way
Have you heard about the Stade de France in Saint-Denis? Yes, this is very famous all over the world with its big area and great capacity to hold thousands of sports fans. This stadium looks like a flying sauces that can carry more or less 80,000 people.
Don’t worry if you happen to visit Paris when football and rugby is off season. You can still visit Stade de France everyday from 10am to 6pm.
World Racing Competition in Paris
Love to see cars run so fast and beat the finish line? Then you might want to see the car racing competitions in Paris.
Be in Paris in October and witness the Grand Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere, which happens in the Hippodrome de Longchamp.
Jogging and Marathon in Paris
Paris sports will never be completed without marathons. You can have your Paris tour in January if you want to see the city’s great running competition, the Grand Prix d’Amerique. This happens every year at Hippodrome de Vincennes.
There is also the Paris Marathon every May. It starts from the Place de la Concorde. Another marathon in Paris also takes place every October. But this marathon is shorter and starts and ends at the Eiffel Tower.
You can also have a simple jogging in Paris since most of its pathways are flat. There are also a lot of places where you can enjoy jogging more like in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Paris Sports Events All Year Round
Almost every month, Paris offers different exciting sports events: January is the month for Grand Prix d’Amerique; February is for the rugby tournament; and March is the time for Jumping International de Paris. Steeple-Chase de Paris happens every May. From the same month until June, you can watch the Rolland Garros French Tennis Open. The month of June is for golf lovers with the French Golf Open while October to November is for the tennis fanatics.
Figure-skating also has a slot during October to November.
Paris is not just romantic, gay-friendly, nature-loving, and artistic. The different sports prove the city’s interest and love for sports too.