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Experience New Paris 2015

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Village Nature

Sports and fresh air in the Paris Region

The Paris Region is full of good ideas for everyone who enjoys sports, parks or outdoor strolls. With its trails, events and unusual adventures, the Paris Region is an open-air discovery zone.

Outdoor sports are popular among the region's residents as reflected in the large number of urban sports events. The most recent major sports event in the capital, the La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel (March 20) climbing race is a genuine athletic challenge in the world's most visited monument.
The Quai 54 World Streetball Championship (June), a one-of-a kind international streetball tournament, combines high-level sports competition with hip-hop concerts. There is also the Far’n High Skateboarding Worldcup (May 29/June 1), a tournament inviting the world's top players to compete with one another. As for Broc’Riderz (September 12 and 13), it is a major second-hand fair for board culture located on the banks of the Seine between the Musée d’Orsay and Passerelle Solferino.

For fans of strong sensations, the region hosts many unusual, innovative races, particularly races combining fun running and/or obstacle racing with the Color Run (April), Mud Day (May 8 to 10) and Zomb'in the dark (June 27).

To combine running with a guided tour of the city, Paris Running Tour offers “sightjogging” at your own pace so you can benefit from a thematic sports visit.

Paris Running tour

Visitors wanting to travel on wheels have two options to attempt to cross the city: cycling or rollerskating. For a flexible experience, the Vélib’ bikesharing system lets you travel from one point to another by taking a bicycle at one station and dropping it off at another. For a more structured cycling experience, the guided day and night tours of Fat Tire Bike Tours and Paris à vélo c’est Sympa offer fun stories and anecdotes and original neighborhood visits. Rollerskating is one other option for visiting Paris on wheels. The easiest solution is to put on your skates and join in on the rides of Pari Roller on Friday nights and Rollers & Coquillages on Sunday afternoons. You will share an atypical tour of the city with Parisians.

If you want to take your time while discovering the revival of urban Paris, slower-paced solutions are also available. A former Parisian railway line, the Petite Ceinture has become a popular walking path between the city and nature. For an artier stroll, over the last few years the Canal de l’Ourcq and the streets of Vitry-sur-Seine have been transformed into enormous mediums of expression for hundreds of street artists, turning the urban landscape into a real open-air museum. Underground Paris invites you to explore this movement of street art and paint your own graffiti mural.

Finally, to discover Paris as it is really known by Parisians, Paris Greeters are ambassadors for their city. The environment has been taken into account in the revival of Parisian tourism. In 2016, the opening of Villages Nature, a new holiday resort concept created with sustainable development in mind, will offer a holiday experience in a natural setting at the gateway of Disneyland® Paris.

Village Nature

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