Daniele and Marina from Turin regularly come to Paris. We had the pleasure of doing a new Paris running tour together, a beautiful 18 km race in a rather cold Paris. This time, we explored the north of Paris (last February, we had covered 20 km around the Seine).
Before venturing into the beautiful Montmartre, we passed by the rue de Turin 😉:
Who says Montmartre says mills, the “Moulin-Rouge” (a “fake” mill whose theatre is well known) and the “Moulin de la Galette”, composed of two authentic mills:
In Montmartre, we went to celebrate Marcel Aymé, here immortalized as the “Passe Muraille”, the hero of his famous novel. The statue was created by his friend, the actor Jean Marais, just in front of the writer’s house. Who remembers the inauguration of this work in February 1989? Exactly 30 years ago!
We made a detour to see the Clos Montmartre. The vines are sleeping under the snow this February.
Come also in October to participate in the Clos Montmartre grape harvest festival (“La fête des Vendanges du Clos Montmartre”).
On the occasion of the race “Les foulées du tertre 2008″, one of our guides on the podium was rewarded with one of the very narrow bottles of the Clos Montmartre (on the right of the photo). A little known and very rare wine, the vine having a small production…
And of course, the magnificent view of Paris:
We left Montmartre (downhill, it’s easier 😉) to reach the centre of Paris via beautiful covered passages:
Even if we still had a few kilometers to run, we took a short break to admire the beautiful church of Saint Eustache:
Many thanks Marina and Daniele! We look forward to meeting again next year (or perhaps earlier).
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