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Ice Skating in Paris

Ice Skating in Paris at Hotel de Ville

Free Ice Skating in Paris from December 18th - March 6th

Hotel de Ville and Montparnasse

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Starting December 16th public ice skating rinks "patinoires" open up in at least two different locations in Paris.  The ice skating is free if you have your own skates or you can rent skates for 5€.   

Ice Skating at Hotel de Ville
The largest and most popular skating rink is in front of Paris' Hotel de Ville.  If you're not planning to skate you can stand on the platforms set-up around the rink where you can enjoy watching some of Paris' hot shot skaters as they zip in and out between the wobbly crowds.  

Lively and friendly atmosphere despite the crowds.  Children may enjoy a free ride on the double decker carousel while waiting to skate.

Metro: Lined 1 or 11- Hotel de Ville

Ice Skating at Montparnasse
Smaller rink than Hotel de Ville but also not as crowded.  

ice skating MontparnasseLast year the ice was synthetic which actually made it a little harder to skate but this did not stop everybody there from enjoying the atmosphere.  

I would suggest either this rink or the Acqua Blvd rink for smaller children.  Adults and teenagers will have more fun at Hotel de Ville.

While you're in this area you might also enjoy either a trip up Tour Montparnasse or a visit to the Montparnasse Christmas Market.

Metro: Lines 4, 6, 12, 13 - Montparnasse


Ice Skating at Aquaboulevard

ice skating parisVery small private rink right next to the Aquaboulevard Water Park in the 15th arrondissement.  

The benefit of this rink being small and well hidden is that it's also not very busy.  

Metro: Line 8 - Balard
Tram: T2 Aquaboulevard
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