Île-de-France Sports & Outdoors

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    ice skating in front of Hotel du Ville
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  • Tour de France, Sponsor Float, Paris, 07/08
    Tour de France, Sponsor Float, Paris,...
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  • Skater - Place de la Bastille
    Skater - Place de la Bastille
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Île-de-France Sports & Outdoors

  • Football (Soccer)

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, also known simply as Paris SG or PSG, was founded on 12 August 1970, thanks to the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain. The club is one of only two French clubs to have won a major European trophy, winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996 The current Parc des Princes was inauguarated on 4 June 1972 and is...

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  • Rollerskating

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    Every Friday, Pari-Roller (http://www.pari-roller.com/) organizes a ride around Paris from 10.00 PM till 1.00 AM. It starts at 10.00 pm at the Montparnasse train station, under the big clock and ends at the same place. If it rains the ride is cancelled. The ride is free, you can pay an insurance before it starts if you want, or give money for the...

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  • Tennis

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    At last! We made it. Getting tickets was touch and go. Next time we will have to look into it much earlier and more extensive. I spend a great day at the courts. There is enough to see and do. Getting here on the first day meant we were able to see a dutchie playing. Yeah! She lost but that wasn't due to the audience. You are allowed to bring...

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  • Petanque

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    For me at least, pétanque seems like the quintessential French pastime, evoking images of groups of ageing men playing on shimmeringly hot days in shady small town squares. Pétanque is a form of boules, and somewhat related to the sport of bowls, except that as it is played on a gravel surface, the balls are thrown rather than rolled. I was...

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  • Ice Skating

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    My husband and I just came back from Paris where we ice skated in front of the Hotel Du Ville. This was a marvelous activity. The last day the sun was shining, the ice was good, the children were at school and the music was good. There isn't anything better than skating in front of the Hotel du Ville in Paris. Skating is free if you bring your own...

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  • Tour de France

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    “I am afraid I play no outdoor games at all except dominoes. I have sometimes played dominoes outside French cafés.” — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Our Sunday in Paris coincided with the entrance of the Tour de France into the capital. We had been warned by our taxi driver from the train station to avoid the Champs Élysées because of pickpockets....

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  • Hiking

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    Paris is a city with more than 2,000 years of history. The ancient city of Lutetia was founded in the era of the 1st to the 6th century. Although Paris is huge the compact city center is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Paris is France, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was an important city of the ancient Roman...

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  • Running - Marathons

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    From the Jardin des Tuilleries to the Parc du Camps de Mars amidst the Eiffel Tower, Paris offers so many marvelous parks in which to run. Not to mention scenic routes along the banks of the Seine or near it allow you the opportunity to get your cardio in while absorbing the sights and sounds. (The length of the Seine through Paris: 13 km.) You...

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  • Cycling

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    cycling is very popular here and the Loire is tops. What my family here does is when we pick a place, talk to the tourist office for a reliable bike tour in the region, and its always been good for us. one we did severalyears back is the loire velo, we did it from blois to Tours but you can do the whole Loire river http://www.cycling-loire.com/ i...

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  • Volleyball

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    The last time I was surprised to see the transformation of the Place de L'Hotel de Ville into a sandy beach with even palmtrees. I expected the sand at the Paris Plage not far from there, but not here. With the historical building as background it was nice to see that several teams were playing a beachvolleybal competition, but it looks like...

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  • Olympics

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    Paris is going whole hog in its effort to nab the 2012 Summer Olympics. A logo for the event has popped up all over the city, from the National Assembly building to the Big Metal Tower. The plan would involve a lot of existing venues (such as the Stade de France, pictured here, which would be rechristened Olympic Statium) plus the construction of...

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  • Eiffel Tower

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    Did you know that you can rappel down the Eiffel Tower? Well, this guy was doing it anyway. Some rope. A bunch of those pulley things. A helmet. And, oh yeah, a permit from the authorities would be a good thing too. =)

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  • Rugby

    Paris Sports & Outdoors

    We passed this wonderful Arena en route from the airport to our hotel,its a fantasic place to go and watch a sporting event such as France vs England in a rugby International,mind you tickets are like rocking horse sh*t,VERY RARE !!!!!

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  • Golf in the country of Seraincourt

    well when leisure times call for a relaxing time and golf is it, on business this is a must and I did enjoy spending a couple trips here to do it. Its not far from I used to live in France, and you have a nice ride into the country side of Val d'Oise dept 95 (same as Roissy CDG but way off west).You will be allowed 4 hours of game for four...

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  • Stade de France

    Well this is the tops for sports in France. Be it rugby,football(soccer) ,track and field, you name it the big ones come here. The size and facilities are tops. I have been here for football games like France vs Spain;and the ambiance is tops.It is the biggest stadium in France with capacity for 81 338 spectators in a football/rugby configuration....

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