|Under the Eiffel Tower – Far off the Palais de Chaillot and the garden of Trocadéro|
7:32 AM – Rachel, from Wales, is a regular runner with very good results… After the running tour in Paris, she arrived recently second woman of a half marathon.
At present, she prepares for the next London Marathon.
In this beginning of March, the sun is with us for an attractive tour of Paris by running.
Look at the photo above, we are just under the Eiffel Tower. Early morning in March, the place is very quiet. Compare with the crowd that we can find on Easter Mondays for example or on a summer weekend there… Running early morning in Paris is a delight!
Far off, on the other side of the Seine, we can recognize the majestic “Palais de Chaillot” which was built for the World Fair of 1937, last World Fair in Paris.
The Palace of Chaillot replaced the Palace of Trocadéro built in the same place, that time for the World Fair of 1878:
|Aerial view of the “Palais du Trocadéro” – 1934|
By the way, do you know what “Trocadéro” means?
It is a fort which is situated in Cadiz in Spain and the place of a French victory; France came to help Spain to restore the absolute monarchy in 1823 (the king Louis XVIII reigns at that time in France).
The Palace of the Trocadéro built in 1878 (and then the “Place du Trocadéro”) owes its name to a royalist victory!
We went for running early, accompanied by the rising sun which lit for us the magnificent monuments of Paris:
|The Arc de Triomphe. We are in his shadow, the sun beginning to light the Champs-Elysées|
Museum of the fashion with until, August 23rd, 2015, the exhibition dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin
|The Eiffel tower – We are at the “Palais de Chaillot”!|
|The Alexandre III bridge with in the back the statue symbolizing the France of the Renaissance. At the top of the pylon, one of the four Fames: The Fame of the War.
These four statues were covered with gold leaves in 1989.
|The Garden of the Tuileries – Our shadows are still very long!|
Merci Rachel !
We wish you a great London Marathon!
The route of the tour: