Walking and hiking

Walking is an alternative way to get to know the city and its environment

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Most Parisians get around on foot. Walking is an alternative way to get to know the city and its environment. The Paris département hiking committee has created two trails, one 19 km and one 20 km, crossing the capital from west to east, from the Bois de Boulogne to the Bois de Vincennes, and from north to south, from Porte de la Villette to Porte d’Arcueil. They have also introduced the concept of the Panamées® – themed urban walks, organized free of charge on the third Thursday of each month. Combine the pleasure of walking with that of discovering the history of the sites along the way.

If you just like to stroll, the Promenade plantée is a pleasant walk along a planted trail over 4.5 km, from Avenue Daumesnil to the ring road, featuring caves, waterfalls and many varied styles of architecture. The City of Paris also has three suggested 20-km trails on its website.

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