Chill on the terrace while sipping overpriced cocktails: boring (and expensive). The favorite of the moment for hyperactive Parisiennes in search of thrills? Test a maximum of unusual activities to upgrade your summer in the city with unforgettable adventures. YOLO mode activated.
Surf the Seine on a wakeboard
The spot: meet at the foot of the Saint-Cloud bridge , on the pontoon of the CN19 Glisse nautical center for the incredible experience of a trip on the Seine on a wakeboard . You are not ready!
The love: when you get out of work, you drop your stilettos and rush off to learn about this overly stylish (and accessible) sliding sport, the perfect mix of snowboarding , water skiing and surfing . The project ? Ride the Seine in a dream setting: the skyline of La Défense at sunset.
The session: supervised by passionate volunteers, you learn to get out of the water, hold on the board, make turns... After a few tries, you manage to get up and feel the first sensations of sliding.
The added bonus: extend the stopover with a drink on the Reef Club barge and its 400 m² green terrace with a panoramic view of the river and Saint-Cloud park. Priceless .
Baptism package €59. All information on cn19.fr
Jump on the rooftops of Paris like a ninja
The spot: head to Parc de Bercy, behind the Accor Arena , to discover Parkour , this urban sport that defies the laws of gravity.
The kif: wake up the ninja that sleeps in you with Robin Pereira, friend of David Belle, the inventor of the discipline (the Yamakasi : it's him). The good plan: female classes for very girl power training. We couldn't find a better way to boost your street cred .
The session: don't worry, you won't be asked to perform extreme stunts. We first learn the basic jumps and landing techniques before tackling small street furniture. With a little practice, you manage to control your vertigo to walk on metal beams above the Seine. Class.
The added plus: the ultra-friendly and benevolent atmosphere. There are no competitions here, we help each other and beginners are always welcome.
Private lesson 50 €. Trial group lessons €5. All information on parkourparis.fr
Follow a bootcamp with an elite coach
The spot: green Parisian settings such as the Tuileries , the Luxembourg gardens and the Martin Luther King park , the Batignolles green spot where you can chill on a deck chair with a view of the ponds covered with water lilies.
The kif: push your limits with training for the whole body that boosts endurance, strength and cardio.
The session: accompanied by state-certified coaches who make the Paris Fire Brigade sweat , we go on jumping jacks, push-ups, interval training… Each circuit is repeated three times to boost motivation. The mind ? No bread no gain. No better way to detox yesterday's rosé.
The extra thing: after the effort, the comfort! We squat the terrace of Hoba , the new food court nestled in the heart of the park in an old 19th century forge taken over by the Hasard Ludique team .
Discovery session €10. 20 class card €209. All information on urban-challenge.fr
Ride the asphalt on a longboard
The spot: go to the Jules Noël skatepark to learn about longboard dancing , the super cool discipline from LA mixing surfing , skateboarding and dancing .
The kiff: it is THE trend that is a hit on Insta. Impossible to escape it: the videos of the riders twirling around on their boards are hypnotic. We, too, become bitumen ballerinas with Paris Skate Culture lessons .
The session : supervised by pros like the talented Noémi Miljevic , you learn the basics (braking, jumping, pushing, turning, etc.) before trying out a few dance steps.
Good plan: rent your board at Skate Nation ( 61 rue Buzenval, 20th ), the only shop in Paris where you can rent a board for the day and book a guided tour of the city with a professional rider.
The extra thing: every Sunday on the quays in front of the Musée d'Orsay , the DockSession collective meets up for freestyle sessions. Top to admire the pros.
€35 for a group lesson, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All information on paris-longboard.fr/
Walk above the void with slackline pros
The spot: the Daumesnil lake next to the Vincennes pagoda, the playground of Parisian slack riders.
The kif: walking like a tightrope walker above the void on a taut strap, does that tempt you? Mixing fun and adrenaline, the slackline allows you to develop balance and self-confidence, in complete safety since it is you who decides the height. The only risk: becoming addicted. You will have been warned.
The session: do not look for courses or teachers, learning is based on self-initiation. The topo: addicts install straps between two trees and give you their tips to get started. You start at knee height, for 4 or 5 meters, then you gradually increase the distance and height. Sky is the limit.
Good plan: the ParisSlack Facebook group regularly offers introductory sessions for all audiences with balance boards and lines for beginners.
Free, all info on facebook.com/asso.parislack
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