Starting off at the “Metropolitain” (Metro Station) just behind the Louvre.
Before heading out to town for today`s five mile run I googled running routes in Paris and around the Seine. This was the one I found to be appropriate. I started by the Louvre and circled the Tuileries garden.
Yeah, those are the famous pyramids! I`m sure I must be in at least ten tourist-photos.
By the Ferries wheel behind the Tuileries garden.
I ran around Île de la Cité and enjoyed a good view over the Parisian Notre Dame.
Waiting at the traffic light. Notre Dame in the background.
Then, I circled the Île Saint-Louis and made my way back towards the Louvre. All in all it was a scenic route but not only due to many traffic lights but also people and groups of tourists blocking the sideways. I had to run on the street for quite some time. That was fine whenever there was a bicycle lane but other times it seemed quite dangerous.
I found the Rose Line!
For my next run, I`d rather join the Parisian runners along the Seine or in the gardens, not in the regular traffic. Because I did not stop my watch at the traffic lights I`m not sure about my time but I do know that my pace must have been in the very low 10 minutes, at times probably even below that. It surprised me because with all the traveling I did not run as regularly the past few days. Instead I walked roughly 25 kilometers in Paris alone and that must have been the reason for the comparatively fast pace.
Going back to the hotel in the Metro.