Posts Tagged ‘sports’

La Parisienne, 4 mile run in Paris

September 13th, 2014

The Paris marathon too much for you?  But you still want to do a running competition in the most beautiful city in the world?  Consider La Parisienne for next year (it’s ‘complet’ for tomorrow’s event, Sunday September 14).  6,7 kilometers along and across the Seine between Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower, the views will be spectacular!  Sorry gents, this one is for ladies only.  Clearly noted in the title – it’s la parisienne (not le).   The route

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Tour de France Time!

July 7th, 2014

The 101st Tour de France started on July 5th and will make its traditional finish in Paris along the Champs-Elysées on Sunday, July 27th.  Between now and then it will wind its way from a start in England, through Belgium, France and Spain, with a route that highlights and honors major events of WWI.  For complete coverage check out the official Tour de France website here.  And if you’re planning a driving trip in France this month anywhere near the race route, check for road closures.  Or

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Prelude to the Paris Marathon?

March 3rd, 2014

The Paris semi-marathon, 2014 edition, was held yesterday and posted a record number of finishers (just under 33,000).  If you missed this (either as a participant or spectator) the Paris marathon is yet to come (April 6th).  And apparently there are still a few registration spots available on a non-profit organization sponsored team (info on the Paris marathon website here).  Great excuse to visit Paris is you need one.  After all, this has to be one of the most beautiful marathon settings in the world!

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The 100th Tour de France

July 8th, 2013

The Tour de France will finish in Paris on July 21st (cyclists among you already know this!).  But even if you’re not in Paris on the 21st to watch the arrival of the riders, to celebrate the 100th Tour de France there’s a great exhibit of  80 photos that traces its 100 year history on the fence of the Luxembourg Gardens (near the Boulevard Saint-Michel).  I found the photos from the early days of the tour to be the most fascinating.  And in case you’re

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Roland Garros on the big screen

June 3rd, 2013

Tennis lovers!  If you’re in Paris, are a tennis fan and  don’t have tickets to the French Open at Roland Garros all is not lost.  You can watch on the big screen installed in front of the Hotel de Ville!  And finally, this week the sun has come out!  Or try to get tickets and enjoy the atmosphere.  Or plan for next year!

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A Day at the Races

April 22nd, 2013

Horse racing anyone? Sundays through May 12, admission to the fabled Longchamps racetrack in suburban Paris is free (ditto for the racetrack at Auteuil).  Accessible by public transit.  Titled ‘Dimanche au Galop’ there are special activities (including for )  as well.  And if horse racing is an interest, why not let me arrange a private visit for you with an American trainer working in France, get a French perspective on this sport and a behind the scenes tour?  

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