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Sports in Paris. Top sports events 2023

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Sports in Paris are plenty. The city plans world class sport events, attracting crowds of sportsmen and fans. The list includes Paris Olympics 2024, the Rugby World Cup 2023, Roland-Garros 2023 clay tennis tournament, Paris Marathon 2023. The city has three major sport venues: Stade de France, Parc des Princes and Accor Arena. Tips for practicing sports. Trip to Paris.

Top sport events 2023 2024 in Paris

Be ready for Paris Olympics 2024 and the Rugby World Cup France 2023, wonderful occasions to come to Paris.

The top annual sports events in the city are Roland-Garros Tennis Tournament in June, one of the top ATP tennis competitions and the traditional final circuit of the last stage of Tour de France in Champs-Elysées end of July.

The Paris Marathon in April is one of the most scenic urban marathons in the world. Register early as it is always fully booked in advance. The semi-marathon and the 20km race are also very popular. Check Paris Marathon page.

The Paris Masters, also called Rolex Paris Masters, are a top ATP competition taking place in Accor Arena.

There are two world class racecourses, Longchamp and Auteuil, in Bois de Boulogne, where some of the most prestigious races including Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Prix du Jockey Club, Prix de Diane, Grand Steeple Chase de Paris, are run. Information on France Galop web site.

Planning of sports events.

Sports in Paris: Paris Marathon
Sports in Paris: Paris Marathon

Sport stadiums and arenas

There are four world class sport stadiums and arenas in the city. Parc des Princes is the stadium of Paris Saint-Germain, one of the best soccer teams in Europe. The Accor Arena stages first class sports events, including tennis, basketball and handball competitions. Stade de France is the venue for international rugby and soccer competitions. It hosted France 98 Soccer World Cup final (France beat Brazil) and Rugby 2007 World Cup final (South Africa beat England). Paris La Défense Arena is used for rugby and indoor sport events.

Sports in Paris: Stade de France
Sports in Paris: Stade de France

Practice sports in Paris

It is always possible to practice sports in the city: swimming pools (list), tennis courts (list), sports and fitness centers are widely available. Aquaboulevard Water Park has waves, slides, the only beach in the city, a sport and fitness center.

Many people jog in parks and gardens. With Velib, it is possible to rent bicycles anywhere anytime in the city, combining sports and sightseeing. Information.

Enjoy sport in the City of Lights.

Sports in Paris: Aquaboulevard
Sports in Paris: Aquaboulevard

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Practice basketball in Paris

Played in free access courts, basketball is very popular.

In the shade of the aerial passage of the metro line 6, the playground Glacière, located under the Glacière metro station, line 6, recalls the atmosphere of New York grounds.

Created by the clothing brand Pigalle and Nike, the basketball court, 17 rue Duperré in Pigalle, near Montmartre, got a makeover in early 2020. The new design was imagined by creation Ill-Studio, in collaboration with Nike and Stéphane Ashpool, creator of the Pigalle Basketball brand. A few steps away is the Pigalle Basketball brand store created by Stéphane Ashpool, stylist and basketball coach. In 2007, Stéphane Ashpool worked with the city hall of the 9th arrondissement of Paris to transform the parking lot on rue Duperré into a basketball court. Open daily 12pm to 6pm.

Pigalle Basketball Court near Montmartre
Pigalle Basketball Court near Montmartre

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Europe’s richest and most prestigious horsqe race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, takes place over the first weekend of October each year in the city.

The race attracts the very best thoroughbreds and the top international jockeys from around the world. It takes place at the Longchamp racecourse in Bois de Boulogne.

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The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
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