UPDATE 24 AUGUST 2018 : THE RACE IS CANCELLED FOR 2018
Superb race especially for the places it crosses. One of the best running routes in Paris for a competition (like the 10 km Adidas Paris).
In previous years (except in 2016), the start and finish took place on avenue de l’Opéra, with the beautiful Opéra Garnier in front of the runners at the start, passage rue de Rivoli, Place Vendôme, passage in front of the Louvre, beautiful monuments all along the route, very pleasant to contemplate even if you are in a hurry…
Competitive race, the course is relatively flat.
The route given here in link is that of 2017, it is my GPS trace.