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Taking part in Sport in Paris

Paris Marathon on the Champs Elysees
  • General sport and leisure links
    Categories include Adventure Sports, Balloons & Paragliding, Cycling & Mountain Bikes & Rental, Equestrian: Horses & Riding, Golf Clubs & Courses, Gyms & Fitness Classes, Public Swimming Pools, Sport & Country Clubs, Sport Associations, Sports Equipment & Sporting Goods, Tennis, Squash & Racquet Sports, Walking, Hiking & Climbing.

  • Sports activities in parks
    There are a number of areas in Paris and the Ile-de-France that are dedicated to sports activities, and outdoor recreation. This page provides some information about the local leisure complexes and which sports can be done where.

See also our Paris: Outdoor Recreation page for more links to information on Rollerblading, Ice Skating, Parks, Hiking & Walking, Bikes & Cycling, Water Sports: Boating & Yachting, Flying, Aviation & Aeronautics, Climbing and Golf.

Professional sport venues

Here are details about some of the major professional sports venues in the Paris area, links from Wikipedia:

Stade de France logoThe Stade de France in Saint-Denis
can be visited and toured when it is not in use.
This huge world-class stadium looks like a flying saucer and holds 80,000 spectators for football and rugby, 75,000 for athletics meetings and 100,000 for concerts (the Rolling Stones concert packed it out!).
Open every day except for event days and preparation, entrance at gate H (G on July 9th)

  • A guided tour (1 hour); the one with English commentary is every day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Adults : €12, child: €8, child under 6: free. Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children under 12) : €32
  • There's a Guide book in English available at the shop for 6€.

How to get there:

  • RER B La Plaine Stade de France
  • RER D Stade de France - Saint Denis
  • Métro Line 13 Saint Denis - Porte de Paris
  • Bus 139 / 153 / 173 / 255 / 350


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