Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Precocious winter in the Champs-Elysées with Karine

Champs-Elysées - Karine
7:30 AM - Minus 6°C (21°F) this morning! Paris is already prepared and ready to celebrate the end of year festivities, adding cold weather and snow to the program to be in the good mood... So, with Karine from Montreal, we started with the firm intention to do a quick warm up, running through the heart of Paris from the Palais Royal through the Champs-Elysees. Cold? Us? Never! As long as we run!

Alice, a journalist from RFI (Radio France Internationale) ran with us. Her radio report talks about all the original ways to visit a city like Paris. We think Paris Running Tour is definitely one! :^) You can hear the radio report here (in French).
Merci Karine, merci Alice!

About the Champs-Elysées:
The Avenue of the Champs-Elysées is called "The most beautiful avenue in the world", you know that, but do you know what "Champs-Elysées" stands for?
In the Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields ("Champs-Elysées" in French) were the place where the blessed dead, the heroic or virtuous souls go.
The nearby Elysée Palace is the residence of the French President, for which reason "l'Élysée" is frequently a metonym for the French Republic presidency.

The route of the tour: 

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