Top 5 Outdoor activities in and around Paris

Here are 5 of the best outdoor activities to discover in and around the City of Light !

Palace of Versailles Gardens

The history around those gardens is huge and starts in 1661 when Louis XIV decided that they were as important as the castle itself…
You can go to Versailles for visiting the castle where French monarchy was partying as hell, but you can go there only for walking around those symmetrical gardens too…


The climbing site of Fontainebleau, commonly known as Bleau by climbers is a natural climbing site is located in the forest of Fontainebleau (1 hour driving from the center of Paris).

The site is made of blocks of sandstone. It is internationally famous for the “Bouldering” : climbing on rocks of a low height.
Want any advices on climbing gears? The Smart Lad has what you need !

The “Coulée Verte”

The “Coulée verte René-Dumont”, formerly known as Promenade plantée, is a linear park in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. Located on the track of an old railway track, it extends from the Place de la Bastille to the Boulevard Périphérique, at Montempoivre.
Either you walk, ride or cycle, you can enjoy the long walk of 4.7 km, which was inaugurated in 1993.

Saint Ouen Flea Market

The Flea Market – also called the “Puces”- is a real institution in Paris! The market covers seven hectares: it is the largest antiques market in the world.
It’s a real gold mine for people looking for vintage items, antiquities and even army clearance. It is held on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

The Père Lachaise Cemetery

The biggest cemetery of Paris is really famous for being the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery. Numerous celebrities (Frédéric Chopin, Allan Kardec, Jim Morrison, Édith Piaf, Oscar Wilde…) have their last residence there and some of the monuments are artworks…


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