Discover Paris on Rollerblades: Little-known places to explore

If you’re a roller-skating enthusiast or if you’re looking for an original way to visit Paris, here are some little-known places where you can enjoy a pleasant roller-skating ride.

Paris is famous for its iconic monuments, lively avenues and renowned museums. However, there’s another way to discover the often overlooked City of Light, and that’s by rollerblading.

1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont: Nature in the heart of Paris

Nestled in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a hidden treasure for rollerblading enthusiasts. Its winding paths, picturesque bridges and lake offer a unique roller-skating experience in the heart of nature. You’ll almost forget you’re in the heart of Paris.

The park is 27 minutes from our Amsterdam – Saint-Lazare residence and 20 minutes from our Urban Suite Martyrs – Lebas.


2. The Petite Ceinture: Urban Exploration

The Petite Ceinture is a disused railroad line that encircles Paris. It has been transformed into a picturesque roller rink, offering an unusual view of the city. You can explore different sections of the Petite Ceinture, each with its own charm. It’s a real adventure for thrill-seekers.

3. Canal de l’Ourcq

Along the Canal de l’Ourcq, you can enjoy a well-maintained cycle path, ideal for rollerblading. This area is also dotted with cafés and restaurants, perfect for a gourmet break.



4. Les Berges de Seine: A skater’s paradise

The Berges de Seine offer a beautiful walk along the banks of the Seine. The roller rink is well laid out. You’ll cruise along the river while admiring magnificent views of iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame. In the evening, the riverbanks come alive with food stalls, street entertainment and a convivial atmosphere.

5. The Coulée Verte: A Walk along the Viaducts

Explore the “coulées vertes” (green corridors) that criss-cross Paris, pedestrian and bicycle paths linking many of the city’s parks and gardens. The Coulée Verte is a linear park built on a former railway line. You’ll skate on shaded viaducts and walkways, offering a peaceful outdoor roller-skating experience.



6. Parc de la Villette

The Parc de la Villette is a multi-purpose entertainment venue, but it also boasts a large esplanade ideal for rollerblading. You can take a stroll around the art installations and playgrounds.

7. Parc Montsouris

This charming park in the 14th arrondissement is a peaceful place to do roller. Its shady lanes and lake make it an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.


A little plus: association ofPari Roller has been offering group rollerblading for 25 years. The rendezvous is every Friday at 9:30pm in front of the Montparnasse train station. Each week you can do a different route of around 20 km. You can rent your rollerblades at Nomadeshop.

Whether you’re an experienced roller or just starting out, Paris offers a multitude of options for memorable rides. So strap on your rollerblades, grab your helmet and set off to discover these little-known spots that will reveal a different side of the French capital.

Enjoy the ride!