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Jean-Charles

Jean-Charles

GUIDE AND MANAGER OF PARIS RUNNING TOURS
Born in 1958, a regular runner since 1995, Parisian and passionate about the city for more than 50 years.

RACES
10 km (34′), semi-marathons (1h17) and marathons: Rotterdam, New York, London, Paris (2h48)…

FAVORITE RACES
All the races in Paris (particularly the 10Km ones) and of course, all the circuits that he loves to share and rediscover with runners from all over the world for Paris Running Tours.

Author of the blogs MyAmazingParis and ParisRunningTours.

Flavien

Flavien

GUIDE PARIS RUNNING TOURS
Born in 1986, Parisian runner and designer of running products, long distance runner, Paris being his main training area even for very long runs…

RACES
10 km, semi-marathons, marathons, ULTRA-Marathons, trails (Centurion races…)

FAVORITE RACES
All the races in Paris… and if possible, to prepare trails, hilly circuits: Montmartre, the Buttes Chaumont and Belleville areas.

Frédéric

Frédéric

GUIDE PARIS RUNNING TOURS
Born in 1965, Parisian runner and athlete since he was 12 years old. Sports photographer and journalist.

RACES
10 km (34′), semi-marathons (1h19), triathlons, marathons Rotterdam, Stockholm, Nagano, Sapporo and Paris (2h47).

FAVORITE RACES
All types of races: in cities, at the seaside, in the country or in the mountains and especially on Parisian pavements!

Sylvain

Sylvain

GUIDE PARIS RUNNING TOURS
Born in 1974, Parisian runner working in the Environment sector and also a long distance guide (Greenland…).

RACES
10 km, semi-marathons, marathons, long-distance races, trails and ultras (SaintéLyon race, Eco trail 80 in Paris, TBA, etc.)

FAVORITE RACES
All the races in Paris… and of course, the circuits run on with runners from all over the world Paris Running Tours

THE GUIDES AT PARIS RUNNING TOURS HAVE TWO PASSIONS:
PARIS AND RUNNING

Not only experienced Parisian runners who know Paris and its secrets perfectly because they have been running there on a daily basis for many years, our guides are also impassioned experts on the History, Culture, Arts and any other subject concerning Paris. They passionately love their city and adore sharing it with other runners.

Their other passion: running (and if possible in Paris). All the roads in Paris are their playground whether it be for training or to run Parisian races in which they partake regularly (find them in “A guide’s route in 2010-2011…”) In addition to their French mother tongue they speak English (all the tours are in French or in English). They love to pass on their knowledge of the city and are delighted to run with their visitors.

— Paris passion, here are some books from the Paris Running Tours library:

— Passion for running in Paris and elsewhere, and for running competitions (some T-shirts…)

Equipe_AFrancis
To Francis (1964-2012),
our friend and the founder of
Paris Running Tours…

''Run like a local''

TripAdvisor Review written on December 2016 by Kevin (USA)

Amazing way to see Paris. Jean was a great guide, proud resident of Paris and happy to share his city with tourists. As a solo traveler, I especially liked that he took a lot of pictures and shared them easily on dropbox! Highly recommended!

''Great way to see Paris!''

TripAdvisor Review written on October 2016 by Kathleen (Australia)

My run was with Jean-Charles. I felt comfortable with him straightaway. The tour took us from Gare de Lyon to the Place de la Concorde, passing a lot of well-known sights (but also including some I didn’t know of, or hadn’t seen before). […] I highly recommend Paris Running Tours and hope to do another tour myself next time I’m in Paris.

''Excellent running tour, with great historic information and an excellent guide''

TripAdvisor Review written on October 2016 by Zac (USA)

My fiancee and I did an amazing 10+ mile (16+ km) guided running tour of Paris with Sylvain. The tour was excellent in every regard: Sylvain was very pleasant, knowledgeable and passionate about both Paris and running. […] Overall, if you want an active take on Paris, we couldn’t recommend Paris Running Tours highly enough.

''Surprise tour''

TripAdvisor Review written on April 2017 by Linda (USA)

Went to Paris and Amsterdam for my husbands birthday. I planned our 9 mile running tour with out telling my husband til the last minute. Jean-Charles was our guide and I have to say this was the most fun I have ever had on a tour. We learn so much about Paris, the miles flew by. Jean-Charles was such a easy person to talk too, he even researched a question I had about the country side and emailed later the answer. I would love to run again the next time I come! Oh and the photos he took of us were wonderful. By far the most memorable part of my vacation

 

''What joy!''

TripAdvisor Review written on Mars 2015 by Nicole (USA)

I ran on four mornings during my short stay in Paris. Three of the runs were conducted by Flavien (~ 27 yrs old), and one was conducted by Jean-Charles (a youthful ~ 50 yrs old?). All four runs took me to very different neighborhoods in and around Paris. At first, I hesitated before committing to this somewhat extravagant treat…But, boy, was it worth it!!
[…]
Thank you again to both of you for showing me a different side to Paris!

''THE way to discover Paris''

TripAdvisor Review written on July 2016 by Kathrine (Denmark)

Jean-Charles took us for a 9 km run through streets, passages, parks, bridges and even buildings of Paris. We enjoyed it immensely, especially the small details about the city and landmarks where you can still see and feel the long and diverse history of the country.We have tried running tours before, and this is definitely not our last!

''An awesome experience!''

TripAdvisor Review written on August 2015 by Lauren (USA)

I thoroughly enjoyed my running tour with Jean-Charles! I selected the long tour and I got more than I expected, which was great! I got to see so many different parts of the city and sites during our 10+miles. It was also a great way to plan the rest of my trip. Jean-Charles ran at my speed (slow) and we paused to chat about the sites. Loved that he captured photos of the journey. He also had a map of our trip plotted for me. Highly recommend Paris Running Tours!

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