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PARIS FULL MONTY PRIVATE TOUR – 21K

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“Full Monty Tour” is not just a play on words, it’s the real way to discover Paris from every angle as runners venture through 10 of its 20 arrondissements! We see uncountable astounding sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    21 km / 13.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    3h
  • 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)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Welcome to the “Full Monty Tour” where you will clock 21 kilometers while experiencing the urban vibe as well as the incredible monuments and sights of Paris. Runners will especially admire the Opéra Garnier, the Sacré Coeur, the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.

Our meeting point is the metro station Opéra as there is not a better way to discover the Palais Garnier opera house. Upon exiting the metro, you can’t miss this neo-Baroque wonder from the 19th century. The building personifies the opulence of the Second Empire with its cornucopia of columns, friezes, gilded figures and busts, which decorate the ornate façade. The perfect place to start your Half Marathon in Paris.

When gradually climbing toward Montmartre mount, you will definitely be delighted by viewing the gleaming white Sacré Coeur as a kind of urban lighthouse focal point. It runs a close second to the Eiffel Tower in the popularity stakes. Impressive rather than beautiful, the vast Romano-Byzantine basilica was designed by Paul Abadie as a symbol of contrition after France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian war. Its construction took decades from 1875 to 1919. From the place du Parvis, right down the Sacré Coeur, Paris unfolds before us with a wonderful panoramic view of the Parisian roofs.

A stone’s throw from there is the Moulin Rouge. From the provocative Belle Époque Cancan dance especially immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings to the refined erotic revues, you will not miss the most famous and colorfully Parisian cabaret. This photogenic place will definitely remind you of Baz Luhrmann’s musical movie starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor respectively playing Satine, a courtesan and Christian, a poet; falling in love.

And how not to be stunned by the Arc de Triomphe right in the middle of the place Charles-de-Gaulle! The massive triumphal arch was ordered by Napoleon following the victory at the battle of Austerlitz in 1805 to honor those who fought for France in the Napoleonic wars. You’ll quickly see what urban planner Baron Haussmann did to the city in the mid-1800s: twelve broad straight boulevards radiate in all directions from the place Charles-de-Gaulle thus named Étoile which means star. One of them is of course the wide pavements’ famous avenue des Champs-Elysées. Designed by André Le Nôtre, its sweeping uphill movement makes it ideal for processions among which the annual Bastille day on the 14th of July.

This Half Marathon running tour is the real way to discover Paris from every angle as runners venture through 10 of the 20 arrondissements of the French Capital! It’s diverse, it’s historical, it’s breathtaking, it’s edgy and it’s “Paris” to its fingertips.

One tour for all tastes! This half marathon suits both intermediate and expert runners. We usually stop to take in many sights but we definitely also can run it in one go upon request.

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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:
    Métro (tube or subway station) Opéra 10 Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris
    Sortie (exit) 1, place de l’Opéra – Palais, Garnier, up the métro stairs
    Google Maps link: l’Opéra

    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.
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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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  • 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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