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Paris : 4 places to do sports like in your favorite films and series

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In 2024 and for the third time, Paris will host the Summer Olympic Games. We’ll put you on the right track to the facilities.

Paris in sport

Eat, move, you can find a lot of places in Paris. If you want, you can go to this places to sport. Or to read the guide Paris of 1000 cult movies, series, musics, comics and novels locations.

Guide Paris of 1000 cult movies, series, musics, comics and novels locations

Duperré Playground

In BrefWhile reminiscing about his childhood in episode 56,  Bref. J’ai grandi dans les années 90 / I grew up in the 90s, ”I” reproduces the refrains from La Cité de la Peur  in this colorful playground.  He’s right near the Etoile d’Or (30 rue Pierre Fontaine), the macaroons shop that’s always closed when “I” and his girlfriend come in episode 58 Bref. C’était sa chanson préférée / It was her favorite song.  This charming and delightfully retro confectionary shop deserves a detour and their products are excellent.

Kasimir Malevitch was not the pivot on the great Russian team, but rather an abstract painter. The new design of the magnificent Duperré playground takes its inspiration from his work. Wedged between two buildings in the “SoPi” (South Pigalle) area, threatened with closure due to noise problems, the iconic basketball court was first renovated in 2009 thanks to the intervention of Nike and Stéphane Ashpool, founder of the Pigalle brand. It underwent a total facelift in 2017, with the help of the design agency III Studio, and its flashy colors are now enjoyed by ballers and instagrammers.

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Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome

In The Counterfeiters of Paris, Fernand Maréchal (Jean Gabin) escapes from the police by taking the place of a jockey. Jean Gabin was known for his love of the land and animals, horses in particular, even though he was scared to death of them. He owned about fifteen and even built the Moulins-la-Marche racetrack in the Orne department (61). It’s still in activity and has been renamed after the actor. It was used as the setting in 1989 for Ripoux contre Ripoux. As forthe Paris-Vincennes racetrack, inaugurated in 1863, it not only hosts horse races but also movie shootings and concerts such as Pink Floyd and even U2.

It’s the mecca for trot in France. Inaugurated in 1863, it spreads over 42 hectares and is dedicated to horse races, in particulars trotters, harness and flat racing. The Vincennes hippodrome holds 1,255 races every year: 8 races at lunchtime, 7 during dinner. With 170 boxes, the hippodrome can accommodate 35,000 spectators and contributes 21% to the annual revenues of the PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain -French state-controlled betting system).

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Pontoise Swimming Pool

In Three Colors: Blue, Julie (Juliette Binoche) comes regularly to this swimming pool. She’s trying, among other things, to forget her husband and child tragically killed. This superb pool, overlooked by rows of change cabins, lights up with magnificent colors at nightfall.

Superb ironwork, blue and white private change cabins laid out over two floors all around the pool, mosaics in the entrance hall, the Pontoise pool, now called the Quartier des Sports (Sports Quarter) has a delicious retro feel to it. Built in 1934, the establishment, registered on the historical monument inventory, hosted Commander Cousteau in 1936 for his first trials with scuba diving apparatus. And it’s also in this pool that Johnny Weissmuller let out his famous scream for the movie Tarzan.

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The Paris Front de Seine Bowling

In Bref, It’s in this 20-lane bowling alley that “I”, Kherion and his friends play in episode 70, Bref. J’ai fait une connerie / I did something really dumb.  Each one plays with more or less ease depending on the weight of their guilt, symbolized by the bowling ball.  A scene in episode 53 Bref.  Y a des gens qui m’énervent / Some people really bug me was also filmed here.

Beginners or experienced, the Front de Seine bowling lanes are made for you, with 20 synthetic lanes, bar and snack-bar.

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