Paris Resources

In English

Bloom Where You’re Planted, newcomers guide to Paris, Sports and Fitness section. Available at the American Church in Paris.
Paris tourism office, 127 av des Champs-Elyses, for sports events, and they stock the book, Guide du sport Paris; also consult the tourism office online.
Pariscope, weekly activities guide, in the English section at back of magazine (Time Out section).
English language magazines: Irish Eyes, Free Voice, Where, Time Out, FUSAC (for ads).
Internet: Google in your keywords in French, go to the site and look for the American or English flag to find Parisian sites with sections in English (inline skating, hiking, biking).
IGN (National Geographic Institute), 107 rue Botie, 8th arr., great inspirational resource for maps, guides and books for hiking, biking, climbing.

In French

Guide du Sport Paris, lists all fitness/sports activities by arrondissement, for all ages, plus swimming pools, sports centers, leagues, federations.
Free from the Hotel de Ville, the mairie in your arrondissement or the tourist office.
Your local mairie can provide the Guide du Sport and information about local activities and events; city information also available (some English) at
There are federations and associations for just about anything you care to name (scuba diving, karate, fencing, scrabble), and addresses and phone numbers are can be found in the yellow pages, or listed in back of Guide du Sport.
“Mini-guides” by Parisgramme, including Faire du vlo Paris, Danser Paris, Paris tonique
French weekly magazines: Zurban, Pariscope, Officiel des spectacles
Specialty magazines found at the kiosks on such topics as jogging, equestrianism, tennis
Au Vieux Campeur, the sports quasi department store; ask at their outlet at 48 rue des Ecoles, 5th arr., for their librairie (bookshop).
Hotline for sports info at the Mairie de Paris, tel:

Note: for children's sports, go to, a great resource that lists classes for children to age 15, including gymnastics, handball, basketball, fencing, etc, per arrondissement. It also lists under vacances/colonies, vacation clubs for children.
Or try the Kiosque Paris Jeunes, at 01.4276.2260