The French cities of Paris and Lyon are not only top destinations for travelers looking for history, culture or gastronomy; they also represent two fantastic places for skateboarders. This intrepid sport is just one of the things you can do outdoors in these two cities. Now that the good weather is approaching, take note of the best spots to practice your favourite activity! With our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains, you can reach both Paris and Lyon from a number of Spanish cities. Your skateboard travels with you!
Where to skate in Paris
The city hosts many places where young people test their skills
The city of light and love is home to several corners specially designed for skateboarding. Not in vain, this sport requires tracks with different heights, ramps, loopings and, in short, all those elements that will contribute to generate adrenaline. Here are some of the best places to visit with your skateboard in Paris.
Located on the banks of the Seine River, the Palais de Tokyo is a building that offers exhibitions and displays of modern and contemporary art. However, in the skate world it is known as Le Dome. Its winding sets of stairs are some of the attractions skaters can find in this place.
Another popular spot among skaters in Paris is La Défense. Although this esplanade is not precisely located in the centre of Paris, it is an ideal place for to practice this sport, thanks to the fact that the urban furniture and other elements can be perfectly adapted to perform all kinds of pirouettes.
The Trocadero gardens are not only one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris, but also offer the opportunity to skate with the Eiffel Tower on the background. This place is mainly recommended for beginner skaters.
Espace Glisse Paris 18
Its surface area of 3,000 m2 makes this the largest skatepark in Paris and France. It is, in fact, a skater's paradise, a space that will challenge even the most experienced. It is located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Where to skate in Lyon
In Lyon there are great facilities where you can skate. Even official competitions are held!
The charming capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is also home to several places and tracks where you can perform some tricks with your skateboard.
Skate culture is very present in Lyon. A good example is Parc Blandan, a green space of 17 hectares of military past that houses a skatepark of 1,230 m2. Today, it is an exceptional place not only for skateboarding but also for other sports on wheels.
For the coldest days of the year, French skaters have found the solution in the Gerland skatepark. This huge park is extraordinary for winter sessions. Its 1,500 m2 can hold a bowl, an outdoor area and much more. To get there, you can take the subway to the Stade de Gerland station.
Our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains will take you to Paris and Lyon so you can fully enjoy of the most urban side of these cities.