Parisians, and French in general always have had a strong entrepreurial spirit and a passion for sports. Paris has been the center of many sport events and has all the necessary infrastructures. The city is also the birthplace of many startups and the holds the head quarters of several worldwide companies.
For those interested in the entrepreneurship world, it’s an exciting time to be in Paris. An evolving regulatory system, growing availability of talent, and new local and international interest are coming together to form a startup ecosystem that is getting stronger and better connected every day. With coworking spaces popping up all over the city, financial growth options available to startups, and a growing trend of French graduates choosing to pursue their own, the startup ecosystem in Paris is becoming a formidable player on the world stage. It already has an impressive list of success stories. In fact, the world’s largest digital business incubator (1000 Start-Ups) is set to open this year in a newly renovated site close to PSB Paris School of Business.
For spectators and participants alike, there is no shortage of sports-related activities in Paris. For bikers, walkers, runners, and rollerbladers, the banks of the Seine are a popular place to work out while enjoying the magnificent views. It is especially nice during the summer when the streets are closed off to cars on certain days.
For sport lovers, several major stadiums host highly popular matches of Parisian professional sports teams like Stade Français (rugby) and Paris St. Germain (football). There’s nothing like being in a stadium full of passionate fans to really get a taste of the local life! For a further dose of local culture, experience the Parisian horse racing at venues like the historic Hippodrome de Longchamp, which dates back to Napoleon’s reign in the mid-1800s. Additionally, the French Open, the Tour de France, the Marathon de Paris, and the Formula E Grand Prix all draw tennis, cycling, running, and racing fans from all over the world.