Saturday, August 21, 2010

A nice long tour with Brenda and Kevin

On the "Pont des Arts"
8:15 AM - A very long and nice tour with Brenda and Kevin. Let them speak:
Here's our testimonial for your blog:

We visited Paris in August 2010, and it was our first time there.  We were training for the New York City marathon and wanted to combine a training run with a running tour around the sights of Paris.  We contacted Paris Running Tours and they arranged for Jean-Charles Sarfati to take us on a 23 km running tour of Paris.  Jean-Charles came to our hotel, where we started our run.  He had organized a customized tour/run, whereby he included all the major sights around the centre of Paris.  It was fantastic!  He told us historical facts about the places we saw and was more than patient to stop, explain and take pictures anywhere we wanted.

We saw Place des Vosges, Bastille, Pont d'Austerlitz, Jardin des Plantes, Arenas de Lutece, Pantheon, Jardin de Luxembourg, Senate, Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Germain, Louvre, Tuileries, National Assembly, Invalide, Champs de Mars, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Canadian Embassy, Grand Palais, Concorde, Madeleine, Place Vendome, Opera, Palais Royale, Colbert and Vivienne Galleries, Les Halles, Notre Dame, Hotel De Ville, Pompidou Centre, and Archives.
Inside "La Galerie Colbert" (The guard at the entrance said: "Walking only" !)
It was the best experience during our time in Paris, and Jean-Charles made it extra-special!  We have definitely recommended it to all our friends.  Thank you, Paris Running Tours.

Brenda and Kevin W.
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
 Thank you Brenda and Kevin!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Opera, Eiffel tower, Le Louvre… Keeping pace with Melanie

Melanie - Eiffel tower
7.00 AM – This Saturday in the middle of August was a very quiet day in Paris. Melanie came from Australia to visit and was happy to do her first run in Paris. We tried to keep the pace, finally doing nearly 12K in 1h05. So we are confident that Melanie will reach less than 1h for the 12K race she will run soon, even though we rested a little during our pauses to enjoy Paris and take pictures…
Thank you Melanie!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Climbing to the Butte Montmartre to see the view from the Sacré Coeur early in the morning

Paris from the Sacré-Coeur
6.30 AM – Early in the morning to enjoy the light of the awaking city from the top.
Usually the Butte Montmartre is full of people. We had the Sacré Coeur (and the city) for us only. It was a great pleasure to run with a family so sports.

Thank you  Jennifer, Mark, Brett and Alyssa!
The Moulin Rouge on our way...
Climbing to Montmartre...
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Matignon, Ecole Militaire, Champ de Mars, Eiffel tower, Palais de l’Elysée, Louvre… Places of History and French institutions.

Dan - Elysée Palace
8.00 AM Where does the French Prime Minister reside? Where does the French President live? What is the meaning of the “Champ de Mars” and what did it serve for? What does “Elysees” refer to? Many questions we discussed with Dan still keeping a good pace. Thank you Dan!

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