Once a year, in addition to the Marathon race, the half Marathon takes place in Paris. More than twenty five hundred runners, locals and foreigners, participate in the race. The round 21.1 km course passes through the beautiful city streets.
It starts and ends in Esplanade du Château de Vincennes.
For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Paris and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and for various unexpected reasons, the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides: 25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
France background and overview
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]