🌿 Green Run into the History of Paris
1 h 30 min
∾ 7 km / 4.5 m
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rated excellent on TripAdvisor - more than 1,000 happy runners since 2016
Would you ever imagine being possible a short trail (7 km long) in the historic centre of Paris? This circuit combines two features we love for our RunRun tours: nature and history. You'll get to know beautiful gardens, as well as monuments and stories dating back to the Middle Age, and even to the time of the Roman empire!
This tour is ideal for small groups of families and friends willing to spend some time together and to breath some fresh air in the urban Paris. We'll stroll past several green spaces throughout the historic Cité Island and the Latin Quarter. The Latin Quarter holds some of the oldest monuments of Paris, including the only two remaining from the time of the Roman empire. After our relaxed jog, it'll be lunchtime! Along the way, we'll show you some of our favorite bakeries, cafes, restaurants and groceries stores, where you'll have the chance to get back after the tour to hang out there or to buy some delicious food. This is the grande finale we planned (it's entirely optional): a picnic in the famous (and chic) Luxembourg Garden!
STARTING POINT AND FINISHING LINE
The starting point is the Saint-Michel square, between the Fountain and the entry to the metro station (exit #3 “Fontaine Saint-Michel). The finishing line is the Luxembourg Garden, at around 900 meters away from Saint-Michel.
Your running guide will lead you on a 1 ½ hour jog (depending on your pace) passing by the Cité Palace, the Notre-Dame cathedral, the oldest tree in Paris, the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, Jardin des Plantes, Arènes de Lutèce, the Big Mosk of Paris, Panthéon, the Cluny Museum of the Middle Age, Sorbonne university, and much more! The tour will stop at the Luxembourg garden (just a few meters away from Saint-Michel), where you can have a picnic (optional).
✅ 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 TOU SHOULD BRING ALONG
🔴 Please 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 contactless mode, by using your credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay
🔴 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 of all ages, levels and paces are welcome! It's not a race, it's a fun discovery of Paris at a relaxed pace. The pace of the group is given by the slower one. Don't worry: we won't leave you behind!
⚠️ In all cases, you must be an active person who likes sports and can jog at least 5 km (3 m) without stopping before signing up.
⚠️ Children up from 6 years old accompanied by their parents or responsible adults are welcome!
⚠️ 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% reduction) for groups of 4 or more
✔️It’s also possible to make this experience completely private for you and/or your group, including the picnic kit (towel, goblets, napkins) and the pick-up/drop-off service at your accommodation in Paris (provided that it’s not located outside zones 1 -2). Consult us for prices for private tours (Tailormade)
✔️Even if our running tours have always been done outdoors and with small groups, they have still been optimized to meet all of the new sanitary standards
- Subway stations: Saint-Michel (line 4) - Cluny-La-Sorbonne (line 10)
- Train (RER) stations: Saint Michel-Notre-Dame (RER B and C)