The itinerary allows you to discover the different sites for the JOP 2024 – Paris Olympic Games, passing by Saint-Ouen, l'Île des Vannes, Saint Denis, parc des sports de Marville, parc départemental Georges-Valbon.
A patrimonial and environmental discovery tour.
max. 61 m
min. 24 m
Styles : HikingDiscovery
Public : Occasional hikersExperienced hikers
Themes : CulturalPatrimony
From the RER B station take the avenue towards the Stade de France, then left the avenue Francis de Préssensé. Continue towards the RER D station, rue des cheminots, reach the reception point to the acedemie Fratellini.
Follow rue des Cheminots, rue du Landy, and after rue Émile Cordon up to Saint-Ouen City Hall.Take rue Albert Dhalenne, opposite the City Hall, pass in front of the Château de Saint-Ouen. WC available at park entrance.
Cross over Saint-Ouen bridge, turn left onto quai Chatelier Prolongé, bypass the sports complex, the JOP site – site for Paris Olympic Games 2024. Turn right onto boulevard Marcel Paul, Saint-Ouen bridge , rue du Landy, take rue Saint-Denis on the left. In the Vieux Saint-Ouen, pass in front of the church, great view point from the esplanade on the banks of the Seine. The olympic village will be set up on rue Ampère on your left. Site JOP 2024 – Paris Olympic Games. Pass in front of the Cité du Cinema, take the allée de Seine on the right to reach the Tour Pleyel – Pleyel Tower.
From Pleyel, depart here for 13 km, continue onto the Stade de France, Site JOP 2024 -Paris Olympic Games, paying particular attention to the road markings, be careful, there are several pedestrian crossings. Go over the mail de l'Ellipse in front of the Stade de France, cross over the footbridge and make your way to the Parc de la Légion d'Honneur.
Cross through Parc de la Légion d'Honneur on the left, exit and take rue Haguette opposite, turn right on rue de la Légion d'Honneur, turn left onto rue des Carmélites, right onto rue Gabriel Péri, and after, rue de la Boulangerie and rue du Cygne.
From the Basilica, depart here for 10 km, follow rue de Strasbourg, Bld Lénine and then la Levée de la Vieille Mer to arrive at Marville sports park. Site JOP 2024 – Site Paris Olympic Games 2024. Go into the park via the swimming pool entrance, go down the road turning left to arrive at the Montjoie entrance of Parc Georges-Valbon.
From here, opposite the horse-riding centre, follow the markings for PR 5, pass by the waterfalls, the meadow, the Haricot pond, the pont des Iris (Bridge) and the belevedere to reach the village fair at the maison Glissant. Enjoy Festive and sportive activities with the challenge « Nordic walking » Nordic 93 ».
The Stade de France (French pronunciation: [stad də fʁɑ̃s]) is the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. Its seating capacity of 81,338 makes it the sixth-largest stadium in Europe. The stadium is used by the France national football team and French rugby union team for international competition. The Stadium is also the tenth-largest stadium in the world, and the largest in Europe for track and field events, seating 78,338 in that configuration. Despite that, the stadium's running track is mostly hidden under the football pitch, as no major track events have been held there regularly since 2017, when Meeting de Paris returned to Stade Sébastien Charléty after 19 years. The European Athletics Championships will be held there in August 2020. Originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's name was recommended by Michel Platini, head of the organising committee. On 12 July 1998, France defeated Brazil 3–0 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final contested at the stadium. It will host the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events at the 2024 Summer Olympics. Stade de France, listed as a Category 4 stadium by UEFA, hosted matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006, and the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cup, making it the only stadium in the world to have hosted both a Football World Cup final and a Rugby World Cup final. The facility also hosted the Race of Champions auto race in 2004, 2005, and 2006. The stadium hosted the 2003 World Championships in Athletics and since 1999 it has hosted the annual Meeting Areva athletics meet. It also hosted some matches at UEFA Euro 2016, including the 2016 final, where France lost to Portugal 1-0 after extra-time. Domestically, the Stade de France serves as a secondary home facility of Parisian rugby clubs Stade Français and Racing Métro 92, hosting a few of their regular-season fixtures. The stadium also hosts the main French domestic cup finals, which include the Coupe de France (both football and rugby), Coupe de la Ligue, Challenge de France, and the Coupe Gambardella, as well as the Top 14 rugby union championship match. From : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/stade_de_france
The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is a large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. The building is of unique importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in 1144, shows the first use of all of the elements of Gothic architecture. The site originated as a Gallo-Roman cemetery in late Roman times. The archeological remains still lie beneath the cathedral; the people buried there seem to have had a faith that was a mix of Christian and pre-Christian beliefs and practices.Around 475 St. Genevieve purchased some land and built Saint-Denys de la Chapelle. In 636 on the orders of Dagobert I the relics of Saint Denis, a patron saint of France, were reinterred in the basilica. The relics of St-Denis, which had been transferred to the parish church of the town in 1795, were brought back again to the abbey in 1819. The basilica became a place of pilgrimage and the burial place of the French Kings with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries being buried there, as well as many from previous centuries. (It was not used for the coronations of kings, that function being reserved for the Cathedral of Reims; however, French Queens were commonly crowned there.) "Saint-Denis" soon became the abbey church of a growing monastic complex. In the 12th century the Abbot Suger rebuilt portions of the abbey church using innovative structural and decorative features. In doing so, he is said to have created the first truly Gothic building. The basilica's 13th-century nave is the prototype for the Rayonnant Gothic style, and provided an architectural model for many medieval cathedrals and abbeys of northern France, Germany, England and a great many other countries. The abbey church became a cathedral in 1966 and is the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Denis. Although known as the "Basilica of St Denis", the cathedral has not been granted the title of Minor Basilica by the Vatican. From : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/basilica_of_st_denis
On September 30th reception of the hikers in Saint-Denis at the Fratellini academy.
Access to the course
> RER B station the Plain - Stade de France
> RER D station Stade de France - Saint Denis
To reach directly the park:
> RER B (stop Courneuve - Aubervilliers) or Tram T1 (stop 6 roads).
On September 30th only: Free shuttles from 13:30 to 20:00 betwwen the RER B, the T1 and the parc.
Embarking on an 18 km journey through the heart and soul of the anticipated Paris 2024 Olympic venues can inspire even the most sedentary spirits. Crafted diligently by FFRandonnee Seine-Saint-Denis, this course is not just a walk; it's a passage through time and ambition, linking the present with the future glory of sports. Wander through Saint-Ouen, marvel at the architectural masterpiece of l'Île des Vannes, and breathe in the open spaces of the Georges-Valbon park. It's an invitation to experience both the environmental and historical riches, all while treading lightly on the same ground that will soon host global champions.
Spanning a total distance of 18.15 km, this meticulously designed course threads through diverse terrains, reaching a maximum elevation of 61 meters while dipping down to 24 meters at its lowest point. The route presents a balanced climb with a total positive and negative elevation shift of 55 meters each, demanding a moderate level of fitness. The journey not only challenges the body but also provides a unique perspective on the future Olympic and Paralympic venues, offering a blend of urban and natural vistas.
No matter the season, this route offers unique charm and challenges. In spring, enjoy the renewed greenery and temperate weather ideal for long walks. Summer brings longer days, perfect for exploring; however, hydration and sun protection are essential. Autumn's mild temperatures and changing foliage make for spectacular views, while in winter, the path requires more caution due to potential icy patches. Always wear comfortable walking shoes and check weather forecasts before setting out to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Starting in the historically rich commune of Saint-Denis, this itinerary not only teleports participants to the future Olympic sites but also traverses lands steeped in history. Saint-Denis, home to the famous Basilica where French kings are buried, is a testament to France's regal past. The Ile-Saint-Denis, with its innovative sports complex, stands as a symbol of transformation and modernity. This journey isn’t just a physical endeavor but a passage through the layers of France's rich cultural and historical tapestry, marking the region's significance in shaping the nation's identity.
The region experiences a temperate climate, characterized by mild winters and warm summers. Rain is distributed fairly throughout the year, with spring and autumn experiencing slight peaks. For the most pleasant journey, aim for late spring to early autumn, when temperatures are comfortable for long walks and the chance of rain diminishes. Regardless of the season, always prepare for the possibility of sudden weather changes and carry appropriate gear to ensure a memorable and enjoyable exploration of this path to the 2024 Olympics.