Paris Running Guide


No surprise, Parisians have done well in curating picturesque and well-manicured park routes for runners, so much so that you’ll rarely find runners on the streets. A run along the Seine is all but required, especially since a long stretch was recently closed to cars. Wherever you go, head out early to miss the big crowds.

  • Runs per Week 8,719
  • Miles per Week 56,758
Paris Cycling Guide

Top Running Routes in Paris

  1. Boucle Notre Dame par le Lac Daumesnil

    • Distance 8.3 mi
    • Elevation 642 ft

    Combine your run with a bit of sightseeing on a fantastic loop that heads east from the courtyard in front of Notre Dame and through the historic 12th arrondissement of Paris. T...

  2. Jardin des Tuileries & Champs-Élysées

    • Distance 3.0 mi
    • Elevation 318 ft

    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more Parisian run than this one! You'll start at the Louvre, run through the Jardin des Tuileries and up the historic Champs-Élysées. Snap a phot...

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  4. Boucle du Bois de Vincennes

    • Distance 4.2 mi
    • Elevation 157 ft

    The Bois de Vincennes is Paris' largest park, and it's a beauty. Take advantage of Paris' excellent public transportation to avoid a lot of city running, and then enjoy the gras...

  5. Boucle de la Tour Eiffel

    • Distance 1.6 mi
    • Elevation 177 ft

    It might be hard to keep your eyes on the road as you run this loop around Paris' most iconic monument: the Eiffel Tower.

  6. Boucle de la Seine Ouest

    • Distance 10.2 mi
    • Elevation 774 ft

    Looking for a longer run in the heart of Paris? This great out-and-back route will take you along the scenic Seine river, avoiding a lot of the stop-and-go that typically plague...

  7. Au coeur du Bois de Boulogne

    • Distance 6.2 mi
    • Elevation 297 ft

    Head west from Paris' downtown to escape into the Bois de Boulogne, the city's second-largest park. It's very active: you'll find plenty of runners and cyclists on the trails, a...

  8. Boucle du Jardin du Luxembourg

    • Distance 1.3 mi
    • Elevation 125 ft

    Marie de Medici constructed the Luxembourg Palace in the early 1600s. Today, the French Senate meets there and maintains these fantastic gardens. It's just a skip and a hop from...

  9. Duo Parc Montsouris / Cité Universitaire

    • Distance 1.7 mi
    • Elevation 164 ft

    Venture a bit further south from Paris' center to find Parc Montsouris, another one of Paris' great parks. This loop will take you on a tour of the park itself and through the h...