Running Paris

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The logistics of our trip are planned around the days of the week, which mueseum are open, which restaurant are open, what performances are available . . .
But a critical factor (especially when we are training for a marathon) is what runs are available

Bercy presents a wonderful run (or bike ride) along the Seine into Paris. You can run around Notre Dame. For a longer run, you could run to the Eiffel Tower

Montparnasse (14e) provides a wonderful run up Boulevard Raspall into Paris to the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Notre Dame, you could run up to the Opera Garnier

Porte de Bagnolet is an area which one concierge warned me about. I got lost during my first run, headed in the opposite direction, which seemed impossible. I got lost (which is what you want to do in Paris) Next time, it will be a good run into Paris around the Eifel Tower

A run through the Gardens of Versailles alone in the dark is thrilling
This year, I cancelled
The Transit Strikes reduced available trains, espcially Christmas Day
So I left Versailles early, and cancelled the run

La Defense through a Park and around a Pond

La Defense to Louvre
La Defense offers various running alternatives, but recently I head back into Paris, perhaps down the Champs Ellise to La Louvre
The Tuilleries Gardens were closed, the gates locked, so we proceeded down the Rue Voltaire on the North Side of the Seine
Finding a gate open, we entered the Tuilleres, ran in the dark towards La Louvre, but that Gate was closed. We were trapped in the Tuillies, like being in a cage, exited where we came in (almost a mile of running)
Proceeded East to Louvre which was also fenced off
And we turned around, back to La Defense
There is construction West of Le Arc and inadvisedly we ran on the narrow margin of very busy major street, lots of horn honking, it becomes obvious when you do something really stupid

Let Run Paris
During the Transportation Strikes, the Saturday morning MeetUp runs were cancelled. A disappointment

Last Day in Paris Run
(see Roundabout Post)

Roundabouts in Paris


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