The tour commences at the illustrious Arc de Triomphe, standing majestically at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. Begin your run by descending Avenue Foch, a wide and tree-lined boulevard that exudes elegance. As you stride along this prestigious avenue, admire the grandiose Haussmannian buildings that line the way, showcasing Parisian architectural brilliance. The route itself provides a sense of historic significance, as it is named after Ferdinand Foch, a French military strategist and Marshal of France during World War I.
As Avenue Foch gently slopes downwards, you’ll find yourself entering the enchanting Bois de Boulogne, one of Paris’ largest public parks. This verdant oasis offers a serene escape from the bustling city. Take a moment to relish the tranquility as you jog alongside meandering pathways enveloped by lush greenery. The park’s natural beauty is complemented by architectural marvels such as the Fondation Louis Vuitton, an art museum designed by Frank Gehry. Its striking contemporary design makes it a remarkable landmark to behold during your run.
Continuing through the Bois de Boulogne, you’ll encounter a shimmering forest lake, Lac Inférieur. This idyllic body of water provides a serene backdrop as you navigate the park’s scenic trails. Feel the cool breeze on your face as you run alongside the lake, offering a momentary respite from the urban clamor. Admire the harmony between nature and architecture, as quaint bridges and charming pavilions dot the landscape. The juxtaposition of water, trees, and architectural elegance creates a captivating atmosphere that truly encapsulates the essence of Paris.
Exiting the Bois de Boulogne, your running tour guides you through the elegant 16th arrondissement. As you traverse its charming streets, you’ll be treated to a magnificent sight: the world-renowned Eiffel Tower from the vantage point of the Trocadero. Pause for a moment to catch your breath and revel in the awe-inspiring panorama that unfolds before you. The Trocadero’s expansive esplanade provides an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower, allowing you to witness its towering beauty in all its glory. This iconic landmark, illuminated against the Parisian skyline, serves as the perfect culmination to your extraordinary running tour.