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MUST SEE PRIVATE TOUR - 11K PARIS

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must see 11k
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame’s Cathedral. Running the Paris Must See Tour is like getting in a time machine as we are captivated by its antic and spectacular scenery.

TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    11 km / 6.8 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, French (optional)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

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This is a stunning tour where we run along the Seine banks among historic buildings, monuments and gardens in the very heart of Paris. This is also what we call the “Seinic” running tour, as we run on both sides of the Seine and take in all the spectacular sights that Paris is world famous for.

On the right bank, runners will venture through the Musée du Louvre and the Grand Palais. Long before it was a museum of art, the spectacular Louvre was a Royal Palace, constantly growing in size under a succession of French Kings. As the running tour continues runners will instantly see the exuberant Grand Palais with its surprising glass dome, which was created for the Universal Exhibition of 1900.

Crossing the Seine runners are greeted by the most iconic building in Paris and the city’s defining symbol – The Eiffel Tower. The sheer size and beautiful surrounding calls for a stop to hear about the history of the tower from 1889 and of course snap a picture or two.

The list of incredible sights and historic buildings does not stop here and next up on the running tour is Musée d’Orsay. The museum was originally built as a train station, and today the impressive Museum is specialized in French art from the second half of the 19th century.

We finally run in between the two banks on the Île de la Cité to take in the breathtaking view of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. This Gothic marvel is one of the enduring symbols of Paris and runners will have the chance to hear all about the cathedral and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

This 11 km tour is the amazing opportunity to run, to admire and to hear the history of the main Parisian sights – all in the company of a local Parisian. And in addition to the highlights mentioned above runners will also experience the Hôtel de Ville, the Pont Neuf, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Place de la Concorde, the Hôtel des Invalides and the Palais Bourbon.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    It may be possible when staying in zone 1, depending on the tour route. Please enquire at booking stage. Alternatively, please, meet at the standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
    Below the clock of the Hôtel de Ville
    Métro (tube or subway station) Hôtel de Ville, Sortie (exit) 4, Avenue Victoria
    Google Maps link: Hôtel de Ville de Paris

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick up serivce
  • WHAT IS A SIGHTRUNNING TOUR?
    It is a guided running tour that brings tourists, professionals on a business trip and French nationals to various attractions of a city by running. It is led by an experienced local runner.

    CAN I REQUEST A POWER WALKING TOUR INSTEAD OF A RUNNING TOUR?
    Yes, for short distances.

    CAN I RUN WITH MY KID IN A STROLLER ON A TOUR?
    Yes, please let me know in advance about it. I recommend to request an early morning tour if bringing a stroller, as the streets are quiet. Unfortunately, we can't provide you with a stroller.

    CAN A CYCLIST ACCOMPANY ME?
    Yes, he/she counts as a normal participant. Unfortunately, we can't provide you with a bicycle.

    CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?
    Yes, if you keep him/her on a lead.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system. Your tour is only confirmed after we have replied to you by e-mail or text.

    DO I HAVE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
    Yes, I ask for at least 24 hours’ notice for my running tours. If a less notice is given, I will do my very best to arrange a tour for you. Simply contact me as soon as possible.

    ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
    Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to book a Running Tour. Minors have to be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

    ARE THERE ANY HEALTH RESTRICTIONS FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is your responsibility as participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate at the tour. Participants under 18 years of old are the responsibility of their parents or legal guardians.

    HOW IS THE WEATHER IN PARIS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
    Paris has a temperate climate. So running tours usually go ahead even if it is sunshine, raining or snowing! However, in occasional very harsh weather (to be determined by your guide), you will be offered to return at a later time, to postpone for another day or a full refund.

    WHAT CLOTHES DO I NEED TO WEAR?
    Light running equipment is sufficient in spring and summer. Sunglasses and sun protection are necessary during these seasons whereas caps, sunglasses and sun protection (sun lotion SPF 50+) are mandatory for kids joining us on a tour.

    I recommend you to pack light wet or hot weather gear in fall and winter.

    Please, whatever the season, check the forecast the day before the tour in case it rains or it’s cold and dress accordingly. Keep in mind that we stop during the tour, so in colder weather an extra layer is recommended.

    WHAT SHOES AM I SUPPOSED TO WEAR FOR THE TOUR?
    Comfortable sport shoes are sufficient. This said, I recommend road running shoes.

    DO I NEED TO BRING WATER?
    Whatever your running level, I always recommend to bring a minimum of half a liter. Depending on the tour and if need be, you could refill at drinking water fountains along the route.

    WHERE DO I MEET THE RUNNING GUIDE?
    You’ll find the standard meeting point address in the chosen tour description.

    If participants stay in zone 1 and at the same address, pick-up service is possible in front of your accommodation main entrance. In this case, please provide me your accommodation address when booking online or when contacting me. I will check then if we can start and stop the tour at your accommodation, if I can make you another meeting point proposal close to your accommodation and the tour route. If not, please meet at the standard meeting point.

    Please bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    HOW DO I IDENTIFY THE RUNNING GUIDE?
    The guide will be easily identifiable by his running equipment.

    HOW LONG DOES A RUNNING TOUR LAST?
    That depends on the distance of the chosen tour. This information is available on your tour description. Whatever the distance, the time taken to complete a tour is always comfortable as it is not a race but a sight running tour.

    The estimated tour duration also depends on your running pace. But, do not worry, whatever it is, I adapt my pace to yours. If you wish to be advised of an approximate timing according to your usual running pace and abilities before the day of the tour, please contact me.

    ARE THERE STOPS ALONG THE ROUTE?
    Yes, tours have determined short stops for appreciating & photo – taking the views, learning about sight histories & anecdotes, resting & drinking some water sips. This said, I am always willing to stop or walk on request!

    In case you prefer running the tour non-stop, please let me know before starting.

    WHAT IS THE PACE ON YOUR TOURS?
    I adapt my pace to yours! Please do not worry, this is not a race.

    Alternatively, if you are keen to prepare a race, please let me know the pace you’d like running when booking online.

    CAN I TAKE PHOTOS ALONG THE WAY?
    Of course you can at any time of your tour! Just let me know when you’d like to stop for taking photos. Each tour has also pre-determined sightseeing stops for photo-taking so you will get many Sightrunning souvenirs.

    DO I BRING MY SMARTPHONE AND MY CAMERA (OR GOPRO)?
    Feel free to bring along your smartphone, camera (or GoPro) to capture your memories. This said, please bring a light smartphone and a light camera (or GoPro). If needed, you can store them in my backpack.

    By the way, I also take photos on the way. After the tour, I will upload them to Dropbox (to the cloud) and send you a link by e-mail. Please, just follow the link to have a look and to download the pics. This service is of course without extra charge.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.

gearwheel BOOKING PROCESS

  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

payment PAYMENT

  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
  • 5. Forward to secure payment website
  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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