Quality Hotel Abaca Messidor - Paris 15
330 rue de Vaugirard
Phone: (33) 1 48280374
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The cavernous Palais des Sports (Sports Arena) hosts hockey and basketball games, as well as large-scale musicals and rock concerts. Not to be confused (especially the night of the show!) with the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, or POPB, whose administration runs the Palais des Sports, the venue is one of the primary spots for large-scale culture in Paris. The place can also be changed into a conference and meeting room.
Few cities can say they have an aqua park right in the City Center, but that's exactly where Paris has had one for over ten years. Situated within a huge sports complex offering a number of other activities including tennis and weight training, the aqua park is equipped with hot tubs, sauna, wave pool and water slides. Try to avoid the busiest times (Wednesdays and weekends) for a splashtastic day out! Check out their website for detailed information.
Lagardere Paris Racing is one of the primer sports facilities in the city. The place offers several sporting options like Tennis, Judo, Karate, Bridge and more. If you are a sports enthusiast and are looking to explore the sports culture of the city, this is one place to go.
Skate in style at the Eiffel Tower's 200-square meter (2152-square foot) ice skating rink, located 57 meters (187 feet) above the glittering city of Paris. Featuring dazzling lighting effects and music, the frosty environment is the perfect place to ice skate. The ice skating rink is perfect for a romantic evening out.
The main asset of this swimming pool is its location, opposite the 14th arrondissement's town hall, on the pretty Square de l'Aspirant. The pool measures 25 meters (82 feet) by 12.5 meters (41 feet), half the length of an Olympic sized pool. It is better avoided at lunchtime (from noon to 2p) and early evenings, since it gets very busy with the local workers during these times. Ten-session passes are available here, which also gives you access to other pools managed by the City of Paris.
The Gymnase Marcel-Cerdan contains two multipurpose sports rooms, a martial arts room, and two additional sports rooms for tennis, volleyball, and basketball. Yoga and martial arts classes are offered. It is part of the Marcel-Cerdan Sports Complex along with the Marcel-Cerdan Stadium located on the Boulevard de Stalingrad, where two soccer fields, a racetrack, a bowling pitch, a climbing wall, and two more multipurpose sports rooms are available for patrons' active enjoyment.
A city gym which stands out for its athletics course, the Centre Sportif Elisabeth is easily accessible by public transportation.
Spend a day at Les Berges, a cultural site with much to offer. This 2.3-kilometer (1.4-mile) site has areas for relaxation, sports, and culture. There's a chalk wall where visitors can create doodles or masterpieces as well as Zzz containers, which are perfect for reclining. There's plenty of seating and a "music shower", where visitors can play their music via bluetooth. You'll find workout classes held for free as well as a track and other amenities for athletes. Climb the grand staircase and see amazing views of the Seine.
This racetrack in Paris' Bois de Boulogne provides a bar, cafeteria, and teahouse. It hosts a wide variety of events including exhibitions and concerts.
Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this swimming pool is said to be one of the nicest in town. Its location certainly helps with so many cafés and cinemas nearby to relax in after a good workout! Swimming and diving lessons are available with the recent addition of water gymnastics sessions. Hours vary during school breaks; call for details.
The Foundation of the Institut Océanographique has a deceptively simple mission: to know and develop understanding of the ocean. It was created in 1906 by Albert I, the Prince of Monaco. The Institut in Paris is the seat of the Foundation and serves as a center of research for students, professionals, and anyone interested in the sea. Conferences, lectures, and exhibits are hosted at the site, and a bookshop at the pedagogic Centre de la Mer provides materials to carry the experience and education home!
If you're looking for an ultimate partying experience on a barge in Paris, La Balle au Bond will help you accomplish this mission! With a cafe, concerts and cultural events, this barge is never a boring place. Its terrace offers a magnificent view of the Musée du Louvre, the Passerelle des Arts and the Seine with space for up to 200 people. Moreover, La Balle au Bond can be rented for private receptions. Check the website for additional information like hours.