We stumbled across this video on YouTube and remembered that it was one of the most fun things to watch while we were in Paris. Pari Roller is the association in Paris that organizes the group skates. Every Friday night (unless it is raining) a large group gathers at a predetermined location and they start skating. There are a few things that you see in this video that stand out…
1. They have the support of the Paris police! They police block off the course so that they skaters are somewhat safe. Amazing!
2. This video was shot at 10:05 pm and it is still light (it was shot in June). They skate until 1:00 am.
3. There are many families skating.
4. Some people are in costumes!
Pari Roller provides some pretty detailed guidelines on their website. If you decide to join in on the fun, make sure to follow them. It is definitely a great way to people watch and take in some of the local Paris flavor! If you Rollerblade on your next trip to Paris, send us a picture or video so that we can share it with the CobbleStay Community. Have fun and be safe!