Paris and its surrounding suburbs make up the largest Metropolitan area in France, home to nearly 19% of the country’s population. This guide to running in the Paris suburbs is focused on communities outside Paris’ first ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, and is a complement to our central Paris guide.
We’ve selected some of the best Paris suburbs for running, including Versailles, Saint Denis, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Bobigny/Bondy, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Fontainebleau, Viry-Chatillon, and Rambouillet. The focus is on the signature parks, expansive forests, multi-use trails, and canal/riverfront paths. There are also several runs around grounds of historic castles.
Many of our routes are accessible via the Paris Metro or by bus routes that visit most of our suburbs. A car might be needed to access some of the further flung suburbs.Central Paris Guide