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This is advice for the injured or injury-prone runner. I spent a month in Paris and tried most of the courses described in the other posts. Unfortunately, between the uneven stone paving on the quays along the Seine, and the volume of traffic everywhere else (including the Bois de Boulogne), running in Paris can be unpleasant sometimes. Having said that, I want to confirm that running in the Parc de Sceaux is absolutely fantastic, and it is extremely easy to do various loop combinations there to get a very good long run in. The park is easily reached via the RER B line. (Usually every other B train headinging south. Do not go to Sceaux, but to the station marked Parc de Sceaux on a different branch of the RER B line. There is a good map outside the train station showing the route to the Park... a five minute walk). Depending on where you are staying in Paris, it really takes no longer to get there than to the Bois de Boulogne. Within Paris, another run that is not hard on the legs begins at the Stalingrad Metro stop. As you face north at the Basin de la Villette, run along ther east (right hand side). You will soon discover a shaded bike lane that goes all the way to the Parc de La Villette and the Cite des Sciences. You can stay on the tow path of the Canal de l'Ourq, which continues for miles and miles beyond the park itself. The neighborhood is not too beautiful, once you get beyond La Villette, but the tow path is used quite regularly by locals.