About Paris Sports

(Paris, France)

The French capital may still be smarting from losing out on the 2012 Olympics but its facilities are non-the-less first class and widely available at centres around the city.

Visitors to Paris can enjoy watching or taking part in a wide range of sporting activities. Football and rugby are popular spectator sports and Paris is home to a number of top clubs. With a capacity to hold 80,000 spectators, the Stade de France hosts many international games. Although the French national football team aren't quite the kings of the world they were in 1998, their Rugby team consistently performs well at home in front a very partisan crowd and France will be hosting the 2006 Rugby World Cup.

Cycling is also very popular - the Tour de France finishes at the Champs Élysées - while Paris has more than 60 miles of cycle lanes. Originating in France, boules is another popular game and there are many places to play, while the city also offers excellent facilities for tennis, golf, ice skating and swimming among other sports.

Swimming can be a little tricky during school terms as the children have exclusive ue f them during class time, but during the summer the public take to the water more easily.

Horse racing fans can enjoy attending to of the country's most important races, The Prix de la République and the Grand Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, both held at courses in Paris.

Leisure Centres and Stadiums / Arenas

Centre Sportif Suzanne Lenglen
Address: 2 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 26 26 50
Website: www.mairie15.paris.fr/

Espace Sportif Pailleron
Address: 32 Rue Édouard Pailleron, 75019 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 40 27 70
Website: www.pailleron19.com/

Luxembourg Gardens Tennis Courts
Address: Jardin Luxembourg, 75006 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 79 18
Website: www.paris.fr/

Open Golf Club
Address: 4 Rue Lamennais, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 89 18 72
Website: www.opengolfclub.com/

Palais des Sports
Address: 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 48 28 40 10
Website: www.palaisdessports.com/

Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy
Address: 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 02 60 60
Website: www.bercy.fr/

Parc des Princes
Address: 24 Rue du Commandant Guilbaud, 75016 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 43 71 71

Paris BasketBall
Address: 15 Rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 81 50 87
Website: www.parisbasketball.fr/

Roland Garros Stadium
Address: 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, 75016 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 43 48 00
Website: www.fft.fr/

Stade de France
Address: Rue Henri Delaunay, 93216 Saint-Denis, France
Tel: +33 (0)892 70 09 00

Stade Sébastien Charléty
Address: Boulevard Kellermann, 75013 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 16 60 00

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