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Where to skate in Paris ?

Postby dolabriform » Mon May 10, 2004 11:27 pm

Hi all

I'm gonna be in Paris for a few days,
can anyone recommend some good places to street skate?

Thanks

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Postby xsfred » Mon May 10, 2004 11:34 pm

Approximately 50 000 km of fair to good roads. Occasional cobblestones to make sure it is the real thing.

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Postby dolabriform » Mon May 10, 2004 11:54 pm

thanks xsfred

can u recommend anywear like the south bank in London, rails, steps etc?

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Postby Kost » Tue May 11, 2004 9:11 am

the major skating places are palais royale, invalides and trocadero (well it once was)...there's also a lot of skating near bercy, some aggro skating at palais de tokyo (many sk8boarders go there), the paris roller on friday nights...
for street skating practically anywhere, you can get your map and tour the city, a nice little route is starting off at defense and skating all the way down to bastille.

when r u here?

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Postby dolabriform » Tue May 11, 2004 11:08 am

hi deign8r

thanks for the info

I'll be in Paris from Thurs 20th to Sun 23rd, i'm travelling over 2 work but I'm hoping to get out on Saturday and skate :-)

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Postby Patrick » Wed May 12, 2004 1:14 am

If you go there and do not skate on Friday night, you might as well leave your skates at home...

10pm Montparnasse. Just follow the skaters.

Ok, you could redeem yourself on Sunday. 2pm, Bastille.

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Postby dolabriform » Wed May 12, 2004 2:13 am

Hi Patrick

Unfortunately I'm gonna b working on Friday nite :-(

and I'm traveling back at 8am on Sunday...

Typical really !!!!

But thanks for the info... I'll make a note of it 4 next time <g>.

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Postby xsfred » Wed May 12, 2004 10:04 pm

Try and get up early on Sat morning ; follow the river left bank from Institut du Monde Arabe all the way to the Eiffel tower : easy, cannot err, road fair to good, spectacular. After ten traffic gets annoying.

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Postby gekko » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:47 am

I'm in Paris at the weekend. Can anyone recommend a good place to skate off the street?

Is there good skating along the river?

I'm staying near Hotel de Ville so looking for something near there.

Ta

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Postby n_prenom » Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:26 pm

They are closing the roads alongside the river banks on Sundays, starting ??? until 5pm (don't ask me anything about Sunday mornings !), so it's a nice stroll with absolutely no traffic, few pedestrians and great views. Of course, there's the Sunday afternoon "randonn├â┬®e" starting at 2:30pm from the Bastille (lasts around 3h, moderate to slow pace, thousands of people).

I don't really see any other place within Paris where you can skate quietly off the road for a long while (I don't include here all the sidewalks, nor the slalom spots). There are a few bicycle lanes, but they tend to be on the road, and sometimes very narrow for a skater. One which is good is on the North-East, by the Grande Bibliothèque, more or less following the railway tracks underneath (it's a newly built part of the city, quite nice and interesting).

Hope that helps !!

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Postby xsfred » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:23 pm

n_prenom wrote:They are closing the roads alongside the river banks on Sundays, starting ???!!


9.00. Only speed skaters are there at this time sunday mornings :)

n_prenom wrote:One which is good is on the North-East...


South-East


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