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.