Morning runs and probably earlier than the Luxemberg gardens open. Where are the best routes for this?
The Coulée verte René-Dumont or Promenade plantée (Coulée verte) (French for tree-lined walkway) or(French for green course) is a 4.7 km (2.9 mi) elevated linear park built on top of obsolete railway infrastructure in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was inaugurated in 1993. The High Line in Manhattan was modeled after this elevated park. The west end of the park begins not far from the Bastille Opera House. The following link has more information and several photos: http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/07/06/paris-secret-park-in-the-sky-the-original-high-line/.
I plan to visit the park when I return to Paris.
It depends how long do you want to run. Our parks in Paris are not so big so it could be very boring. I have few routes we have designed in an experience called "Take a jogging tour of Paris". It is a way to explore Paris with a parisian runner, also a way to learn about French culture and the history of the areas you pass through during the run. Your choice of route is about 1 hour of jogging with brief stops at monuments. I propose a session next saturday if you are in Paris. Discount Price on eventbrite : http://www.eventbrite.fr/e/run-paris-take-a-jogging-tour-of-paris-tickets-15713982946?aff=erellivorg
Stéphanie from Paris
I didn't do any running while I was there, but I did see quite a few runners around Basilique du Sacre-Coeur Once you reach the top, the views are amazing!