🔑 Secrets of Paris Run Tour
∾ 8-12 km / 5-7 m
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rated excellent on TripAdvisor - more than 1,000 happy runners since 2016
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“Andrea was a great guide for our morning run. I think it's the best way to see a city - early enough that it's not super busy, but not so early that you can't wake up in time :D
Not only did she take us around some of the big monuments, but she had very in-depth knowledge of the history and impact of different events that have occurred in Paris. Her expertise was incredible and insightful. Not only did she point out things along our run, but she had great suggestions for other parts of the city.
Andrea - thanks for such a great tour & wonderful start to our trip. This should be on everyone's Paris bucket list!” (Chris B, TripAdvisor, July 2019)
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If you already know the classic landmarks of Paris and you enjoy jogging while the crowds are still sleeping, this 8-12 km (5-7 m) long experience is perfect for you! You'll get to know both famous and hidden gems located on the right side of the Seine river and in Montmartre that you'd hardly find out without our expert guidance acquired by years of running in every corner of Paris!
STARTING POINT AND FINISHING LINE
For those who are running the entire 12 km course, the finishing line will the same starting line: the Saint-Michel square. If you’re running half of the route (8 km), the finishing line will be the Abesses metro station, located just after the Sacré-Coeur basilica.
PLACES / MONUMENTS VISITED
In around 2 hours and 15 minutes (depending on the distance chosen and your running pace), you’ll be able to see and to learn about some classic and some less touristy places and landmarks of Paris, such as: the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Royal Palace garden, Vendôme square, Garnier Palace, some covert passageways, the Sacré-Coeur basilica, Moulin Rouge and Lapin Agile cabarets, and much more hidden sites and stories of Paris!
✅ hydroalcoholic gel, disposable handkerchiefs and an infrared thermometer (temperature checks are mandatory at the start of the tour)
✅ one bottle of (still) water for each participant
✅ snacks (dried fruits or nuts)
✅ free digital pictures sent after the tour
✅ waterproof running jacket in case of rain (subject to availability)
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG
🔴 The wearing of masks is compulsory throughout the running tour. We invite you, thus, to come with your own mask. If you don’t have one at the start of the tour, you can acquire a washable mask from your guide (Category 1-UNS 1 AFNOR standard) with the official brand of Paris at a cost price of € 5.90. The purchase will be made by dematerialized / contactless mode, by using your bank card, Apple Play or Google Play
🔴 Your credit card and/or some pocket money in case you want to buy other drinks and meals than the one specified above
🔴 Public transportation tickets
🔴 Clothes and trainers appropriate for running and the weather. We’re indeed running 🏃🏾
🔴 Please notice that we can’t store any bags or voluminous items. Come with what you (and us) can actually carry while running
❌ Transportation tickets to and from our meeting point/finishing line
❌ Entries to monuments and museums along the route
❌ Any other meals and drinks other than the ones specified above
❌ Please notice that we can’t store any bags or voluminous items
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
⚠️ Runners from all levels and paces and welcome! This isn't a race, it's a fun discovery of Paris at a relaxed pace. The slower in the group sets the pace for the others. Please don't worry: we won't leave you behind!
⚠️ In any case, you should be an active person who enjoys exercising and can run at least 5 km/3 m non-stop before signing up for this tour
⚠️ Minimum age: 17 years old
⚠️ We only allow minors of 17 years old when they have the expressed authorization of their parents or responsible adults
⚠️ Our experience starts on time. In order not to ruin the experience to the other guests, we kindly ask you to arrive at our meeting point around 5 minutes earlier. Please understand that we can't wait for any delays
⚠️ If you feel you're going to be late, let us know asap for so we can think of a solution - for instance, you can join the tour another day
⚠️ Our tours go on rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we'll contact you for cancellations and rescheduling. If you don't hear from us, this means that we are keeping the tour
✔️This experience is not suitable for wheelchairs and children in strollers
✔️Reduced price (30% off) for groups of 4 people and more
✔️It's also possible to make this experience entirely private for you and/or your group, including the pick-up and drop-off service at your place in Paris (provided it's not located outside the zones 1-2). Consult us for the pricing for private running tours
✔️Even if our running tours have always been done outdoors and with small groups, they have been optimized to meet all of the new sanitary norms
Place Saint-Michel, Paris, France
We're meeting at the Saint-Michel square, between the Saint-Michel fountain and the entry to the metro station (if you're arriving from the Saint-Michel station, just take the exit number 3, called "Fontaine Saint-Michel").
- Subway stations: Saint-Michel - Châtelet - Cluny-La Sorbonne
- Train (RER) stations: Saint Michel-Notre-Dame - Châtelet