I took off at 7:00 A.M. on a cool, sunny morning, perfect weather for a run. We were staying in the 14th arrondissement and since we took a quite extensive discovery walk through it a day before, I decided that on this morning's run I would go run through the 15th out to and across the Seine near the Eiffel Tower then back through the 15th home again. The character of this part of town is comparable to Charlottenburg in Berlin: easy living, probably quite expensive, saw lots of urban professionals out on their way to work and a busy street life gearing up for the day including dozens of little shops and stores. I also ran through two parks: Parc Georges Brassens and the unique Square Saint-Lambert, both little oases of nature in the middle of this part of town. Then a steady run down back to the 14th arrondissement took me back home, nice weather, nice scenery, nice run.
These are the two runs I did in Paris while visiting this summer, today's was the 14K:
Passed the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles where I picked up my number for the marathon last year:
Saw that I missed Parc Georges Brassens so took off up Rue de Vaugirard to go find it:
Parc Georges Brassens:
Up to the Pont de Grenelle:
Saw the 11-meter, one-fourth scale replica of the Statue of Liberty which was inaugurated in 1889 (three years after the original in New York), and was created to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Grenelle:
Square Saint Lambert: