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A bigger mob than normal this morning, it’s good to see that even with tough “winter is coming…” there are still runners who are keen to see the sights!
We picked a pretty good day for it too, with it turning out to be a bright sunny day, and by the end, it was actually almost a little too hot, if there is such a thing in Autumn.
Plus, it’s Armistice Day, which means that we get Paris to ourselves while the world takes a day off.
Coming along for today’s tour was Colin from Ireland, who’s in Paris on business but still finding time to get out on a run; then Toni from the States, who has a plane to catch! And Bruce and Cathy, also from the States, in Paris for the last leg of their European holiday.
Starting from Pont Neuf we took a stretch break at the one-and-only Notre-Dame Cathedral, then moving on to Rive Gauche and the Latin Quarter, we touched Montaigne’s shoe at La Sorbonne, then up the hill to the magnificent Panthéon and Luxembourg Gardens (where we took a quick chance for a photo).
Back to the Seine to see Les Invalides, The Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III, Le Petit and Grand Palais’., the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, La Madeleine, l’Assemblée Nationale, the Tuileries Gardens and, finally, the Louvre and Pont des Arts.
Lots to get done in a very short 10k run!
See you in Paris!
Woke up to the worst news ever: It’s raining. Oh, and the world seems to be falling apart… No bother, the running tour must go on!!!
Today’s the first day that it’s rained on the running tour, and I was skeptical as to whether or not anyone would show up.
Only the brave, it would seem!
Then, a little after 10 o’clock, Eliza shows up. Top effort!! Stoked to have someone along to join me in the rain.
Eliza’s from Germany, and has recently moved to Paris to study, and the rain is nothing to her, apparently…
She’s better than me!
We ran past the Notre-Dame Cathedral then onto the Latin Quarter, La Sorbonne, the magnificent Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens and Le Sénat and Church of Saint-Sulpice.
Eliza was a bit strapped for time, so we cut the tour a few k’s short, checking out the Louvre and Pont des Arts.
It actually turned out to be a really nice run!! Maybe the world isn’t ending after all.
Thanks for joining me Eliza!
Another magnificent morning in Paris, with that beautiful autumn chill in the air, perfect for running, perfect for a running tour!
Michel and Laura, a lovely couple from from the U.S., got in touch with me via the RunParis.fr webpage to set up a private running tour during their four day stay here in the City of Lights. They’d heard about running tours in the past and were very excited for this to be their first try at it.
Michel and Laura loved the run, and left some very kind comments on the tour at our facebook page and on tripadvisor too! For my part it was a real pleasure to have them along, it’s for folks like Michel and Laura that doing the tours for free is a real thrill for me.
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Today’s Friday Free-day tour of Paris was a warm one. A very hazy and foggy day that left some of the far off monuments shrouded out.
A beautiful run in any case, starting off at Notre-Dame Cathedral and heading over to Rive Gauche and the Latin Quarter the run weaved it way west towards Grand Palais, taking in views of the Eiffel Tower, and seeing Le Louvre, Tuileries and Concorde along the way.
Heading back to Notre-Dame, taking in the banks of the River Seine, the run went past Les Invalides and Musée d’Orsay.
Lovely to feel the warm sunshine on the back and take in the colors of the blooming trees which are really coming into spring.
A tougher run on the warmer day, but the pace was easy and, all up, the run time was a little over an hour.