The parkour place to be: Louvain-La-Neuve

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Louvain-La-Neuve: Freerun college

This town built for a Belgian college isn’t only cool for the students who study there, but also for freerunners. Louvain-La-Neuve is the youngest town in Belgium (built in the 70’s). The town is almost car free which is great for parkour. Freerunning is the ultimate expression of urban athleticism, in this town you’ll find all the obstacles you need for a dope parkour terrain. Such as many different types of natural obstacles, brick walls, obstacle courses, you name it! Louvain-La-Neuve is an absolute legendary spot for freerunners. 

Vakantie in Wallonië: 10 uittips in en rond Louvain-la-Neuve - Libelle

Louvain-La-Neuve: Green spot to be

The new town is focused on keeping it green, how cool? There are a lot of natural objects which you can use for parkour. The cool rule of allowing little to no cars in town makes Louvain-La-neuve one of the greenest and safest freerunning spots. You will never bump in to a car in the middle of a trick! Only a bunch students and maybe some people on bikes or BMX’s. The local students are pretty lowkey and are often enjoying nature. This town is the best at  having spots to practice cool tricks on natural terrain! 

Parc de la source - Picture of Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Brabant Province -  Tripadvisor

Freerunning summer jam of Louvain-La-Neuve

In summertime the town is packed with hyped freerunners because of the yearly summer jam! Organized especially for freerunners to give an opportunity to perform awesome tricks. The event allows you to fully use the variety of terrain throughout the town. In 2023 the jam took place on July 2nd, were you there? Freerunners aren’t the only people present. Tourists are big fans of this event as well. They come here just to see some dope parkour. So, explore spots and go crazy in Louvain-La-Neuve!

Students doing tricks?

Throughout the year, local students enjoy a fair amount of freerunning as well. As parkour spots are often on campuses. The parkour community is very alive in Louvain-La-Neuve. Which make freerunners a more than welcome guest throughout the entire year. One example for that fact is the bunch of freerunning spots the young town has, cool right? All students are supporters and some use these sick parkour spots themselves. For examples go visit CityLegends. 

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Louvain-La-Neuve is an absolute legendary spot. The people, use of nature, terrain, students, 70’s architecture, summer jams and almost no cars makes this the absolute best spot for parkour. Check Louvain-La-Neuve out if you’re ever close, if you do: upload your sick parkour vid to CityLegends. For even more awesome spots stay tuned for blog updates or check great parkour or other urban sports spots in CityLegends!