- Take the Paris Spring Hike for a green treat

February 27, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that the Paris Spring Hike could show seasoned travellers a new side of the French capital.

Taking place on March 20th 2011, the walking event will see groups set out early in the morning from the Gymnase Henry de Montherlant and discover all manner of plants and flowers over the course of the day.

Paris is world famous for its manmade structures, but this occasion shows there is more to the destination than cultural attractions and shopping opportunities.

Attendees may be surprised by the number of areas around the capital where greenery has a chance to flourish.

As the walk takes place at the start of spring, there are sure to be plenty of blooms on show.

The hike includes a stroll around the stunning Bois de Boulogne, which is a park found in the 16th arrondissement of the city.

Depending on how energetic people are feeling, they can either take the 12 km or 20 km circuit.

The walk will start at 08:30 local time and the organisers say it will last until about 17:30.

It costs just 1.80 (£1.50) to sign up.

For a wide selection of Paris hotels, wildlife enthusiasts can head to, which recommends accommodation such as the Hotel Bastille Paris.

Visit for further information about the hike.

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