Every year in April, 35,000, runners take to the streets of Paris for the Paris International marathon. This year the spectacular marathon is taking place on the 11th of April.
The marathon participants get a good view of the sensational city and some of its famous sights. The course starts out right in front of the Triumphal Arch and continues down the broad Champs Elysées. The route passes through two Parisian woods and past fabulous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille. A large part of the course runs along the banks of the calmly flowing Seine River providing pleasing scenery and ensuring flat streets at the same time.
Along with the famous historic sites in the city, each year the marathon attracts 250,000 supportive onlookers and 70 music scenes. And if that isn’t enough, you can always look forward to the red wine and cheese served at the 35th km.
If the 42 km jog through the streets of Paris is too much for you but you still want a chance to run this beautiful city and experience the intense atmosphere of a marathon, you can do the 5.2 km Breakfast Race on race day.
For more information visit www.parismarathon.com