Nearly two years ago, I wrote (here) about one of the long distance trails (the grandes randonnées) that transects central Paris (see the Red 1 Trail below).

Paris-Hikes

This past summer, I completed another of these hikes through Paris, the Blue 2 Trail above.

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The full trail is about 20km long.

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You can find a detailed map here.

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I actually broke the trail into two parts: I started at home in the Marais and worked my way north to Porte de la Villette.

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I then jumped on the metro and headed to Parc Montsouris in the south of the city and worked my way north, back to my apartment.

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The path is marked with red/white or red/yellow or balissages.

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It gets a bit confusing at times, but the good news is that you’re never lost.

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You’re still right in the center of Paris!

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You can always take detours or shortcuts as well…

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…and rejoin the trail at a later point.

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It’s a different way to see the city, and to find hidden corners of the outer neighborhood you may not have discovered otherwise!

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