Sunrise Run & Sightseeing in Paris (long version)
∾ 10 km / 6.2 m
⭐️“This was hands down the best tour of a city I’ve ever experienced. I much prefer to hit the ground running when visiting a new city (pun totally intended). Not only did this tour allow me to do just that, but also provided personal photography, historical and cultural information on key points and I didn’t have to worry about carrying my own water or refreshment. I was even offered a coat (in my size) for the rain. They think of everything and take care to ensure you have a great run. Hamidou was an excellent guide and made sure he got some great shots! The icing on the cake, for me, was the relive video of the route! I absolutely recommend RunRun tours as a unique way to see Paris & will definitely be booking them the next time I visit.” (Alecia, United States, November 2018).⭐️
Choose your distance: 6 K (4 m) or 10 K (6 m), and let's go! We’ll be chasing the sunrise on a gentle run (your pace), plunging you into an unexpectedly empty Paris. At this time of the day, most people are still sleeping and the rising sun colours the magnificent monuments and buildings with nuances of pink and gold. This is Paris as you’ve probably never seen before!
We’ve carefully planned every step of this running tour for you to learn inside stories and fun facts, have a great time and work out before breakfast. You don’t have to lift a finger: only to move your legs!
STARTING POINT AND FINISHING LINE
If you’re taking the 10 K / 6 m route, the starting and finishing lines will be the same: the Saint-Michel square. For the ones running half the route (6 km / 3 m), the finishing line will be Trocadero square.
In around 2 hours (depending on your running pace), you’ll be able to see and to learn about the most famous places and landmarks of Paris, such as: the Notre-Dame Cathedral; the Seine river, with its fairy-tale palaces and castles, bridges and gardens; the Louvre Museum; the Tuileries garden; the Concorde square; the Champs-Elysées avenue; the Eiffel Tower; the Hotel des Invalides; the d’Orsay Museum; and much more!
Some quick stops are planned for pictures and refreshments along the way. Your running guide will carry your belongings (small items only) inside their backpack and will have water and snacks ready for you whenever you feel like it. All you have to do is to put on appropriate running gear and to lace up your trainers!
WHAT ABOUT THE RUNNING PACE?
You don't need to be a fast runner, for it’s not a race competition. It’s more like a relaxed jog at a very comfortable pace, allowing conversation at the same time as we run. However, it does require some level of conditioning. Be sure to be able to run at least 5 km / 3 m non-stop before signing up
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: 18 years old
⚠️ We only allow minors of 18 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
✅ Dried fruits and/or nuts
✅ One still bottled water per runner
✅ Waterproof running jacket provided in case of rain (subject to availability)
WHAT TOU SHOULD BRING ALONG
🔴 Some pocket money in case you want to buy other drinks and meals than the one specified above
🔴 Public transportation tickets
🔴 Warm and comfortable running clothes and trainers. 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
Note: Consult us about group discounts for 4 people and more
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