Nantes among the best cities in Europe to run, Paris disappoints and Marseille lags behind

DECRYPTION – Nantes and Rennes are the two French cities to reach the Top 10 in a European ranking of cities where running is the most popular.

The enormous success of the Paris Marathon, which brought together nearly 35,000 runners a week ago, demonstrated that the capital remained one of the strongholds of running in France. But the City of Light is not necessarily the place where runners are best off on the Old Continent. The equipment manufacturer Puma carried out a study on the practice of this activity in 75 major European cities with a rating grid including several criteria: air pollution, average temperature, traffic jams, number of running clubs , the difference in level, the quantity of green spaces as well as the quality of the water and its access.

All the data was weighted and added to obtain a final score which crowned Bruges as the most suitable city in Europe to run ahead of Utrecht. On the podium, we find Nantes while Rennes is at an excellent 5e square. You have to go down to 24e row to find the trace of Paris, just in front of

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