While it has never had the hype of Barcelona, Paris has held its own for decades. For years, there have been tales of the draining of the ponds beneath the Eiffel Tower, revealing great banks with a better view. Check Blind's 1991 classic "Video Days" for visual confirmation of this. Those banks, along with other spots like Le Dome and La Defense, make Paris an essential for any Euro-tripper.
An indoor sports complex with
huge outdoor stair sets
Palais Omnisports de Paris: Easily recognized by it's
massive pyramid shape and grassy walls it's hard to miss
on your way to Skatepark de Bercy.
Palais de Tokyo
Revenons à nos moutons
Dubbed "Le Dome" by skaters, the Palais de Tokyo is dedicated to contemporary and modern art, though some
may argue the greatest forms of self-expression go on OUTSIDE the museum.
You've gotta hit the
As Europe's largest purpose-built business district,
skaters come from all around to put in work. Mess up
on the up-ledge, and you will get worked indeed!
La Vague du Parc
It's French for
We're not sure what 'La Vague' actually means,
but we love the spot. It has been a classic of Paris
for decades, and will be for more to come.
This sculpture, created by Peter Kogler,
isn't easy to skate, but it sure does look nice.
Step up and try a pivot to fakie.