Paris and Le Running

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Jan 2013
11:44pm, 30 Jan 2013
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Max71
If you were to have 4 hours dedicated to running round Paris.... not doing the Paris Marathon. Where would you *have* to run past apart from

Pompidou
Louvre
Place De La Concorde
Grand Palais
Champs
Arc
Bois De Boulogne
Luxembourg gardens
Tour
Eiffel
Left Bank
And
Notre Dame?

I need 15 miles and so far I've only got 13......Whilst I've been to Paris a about a dozen times, I've never run through it. I know the Parisians are going to love this.....what with their love of shorts and lycra. *le sigh*
Jan 2013
1:14am, 31 Jan 2013
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Noggins
Bonjour Madame Max71 I am working in Paris at the moment, but with the slavish hours have not managed anything longer than 4 miles. If you at bois de boulogne extend up to la grande arche and have a croissant avec moi. La defense is like canary wharf (windy,cold and full of arrogant twats) so something to pass through. There is a park the other side of the arch(andre malraux) which reminds me of a smaller, less hilly Greenwich park,
Jan 2013
12:34pm, 31 Jan 2013
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Max71
Ooh. Mangé on le run. I'm loving that.
Jan 2013
1:01pm, 31 Jan 2013
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Torry Quine
You could take in the steps at Sacre Coeur.
Jan 2013
1:14pm, 31 Jan 2013
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DeeGee
That'd be nice and tough.

Are you after 15 starting and finishing in the same place? Or 15 in one direction and then a metro back?

While you're fannying around the Eiffel Tower, you could take in Les Invalides and the Palais Bourbon.
Jan 2013
2:17pm, 31 Jan 2013
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Fravage
I certainly found Paris far more pleasant to run round than central London is, mainly thanks to the wide riverside path that for the most part is well away from the traffic, and is also almost completely free of other pedestrians. You also get to see a fair chunk of the sights from it as well.
Jan 2013
2:17pm, 31 Jan 2013
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mushroom
You could run round Pere Lachaise Cemetery? Pretty big, some dramatic head-stones and full of famous (dead) people.
Jan 2013
2:18pm, 31 Jan 2013
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mushroom
Or is that dead famous people..?
Jan 2013
9:27pm, 31 Jan 2013
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Max71
DG... 15 miles as a loop. We're staying in Marais. I shall look up Les Invalides and Palais Bourbon.

Fravage. We did wonder about running along the bank of the Seiné, for some reason I didn't think it had the same sidewalk as we do in London.

Mushroom.... Pere Lacaise....yeah, I thought it was time I went to have a look back there, not been there in 21 years.
Feb 2013
10:24am, 1 Feb 2013
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mushroom
Well, you'll probably find some of the tenants haven't changed.. ;-)

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