October 9 – 16, 2020
Private Guided Tours
8 Days

Paris 20k

Please Note: Dates are tentative until we receive confirmation from the race organizers of the race date.  Please do not make flight arrangements until the date is confirmed!

We love Paris!  Paris has many must-see sights, but it also has so much more for those of us who like to immerse ourselves in the neighborhood culture.

If this is your first visit to Paris, we will give you time to visit some of the iconic landmarks: impressionist art at the Musee d’Orsay, Monet’s Water Lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre… the list goes on and on.

But, we will also slow down and give you a feel of the “real” Paris – cute neighborhood shops, the many parks and gardens where you can just relax with a baguette for lunch, or the outdoor cafe where you can sit with a glass of rosé and just watch Parisian life go by.

Some of the highlights of this tour*:

We will be spending a fantastic day in Champagne.  We’ll start by making a short stop at the Reims Cathedral – a breath-taking gothic-style cathedral where the kings of France have been crowned since 1027.  Then, we will continue to a private tour of a well-known Champagne house, a private lunch at a Champagne producer’s villa, and finally, we will taste some more Champagne with small, family-run producer.

We have a delicious, private wine-tasting dinner planned.  We will be pairing French wine with a multi-course meal, all while picking the brain of our host and sommelier!

We have two “neighborhood tours” on tap.  We’ll explore the “locals” Paris with our guide and learn the history and “hidden gems” of each neighborhood.  We will find delightful shops, quaint restaurants and open-air markets which will make Paris feel like your local hangout.


View the full itinerary here!


The Race:

The Paris 20k is a classic! We will start under the Eiffel Tower and run along the Seine River, around the “Bois de Boulogne,” and past many of most famous landmarks in Paris.  This is a great way to see this amazing city in a new way while exploring it with thousands of Parisians.

What’s Included:

An intimate group of 8 – 16 active travelers 4 dinners
 Meet & Greet Happy Hour upon arrival “Welcome to Paris” dinner
2 Private guided tours in Paris Post-race celebratory dinner
Private transfer to and from Champagne * Private wine-tasting dinner
Private Champagne tour and tastings * Farewell dinner
Airport transfers 6-day Paris Metro pass
6-day museum pass All gratuities
Race entrance fee Breakfast each day

What’s Not Included:

Air transportation from the U.S. 3 Dinners on your own
Sightseeing on your own All lunches (except where noted)

(* – Subject to change.)

Price based on double-occupancy.  Contact us about the single-occupancy supplemental charge.

Additional information

AccommodationsLuxury 4 or 5 Star Hotel

Please Note: Dates are tentative until we receive confirmation from the race organizers of the race date.  Please do not make flight arrangements until the date is confirmed!


October 9: Arrival

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Private transfer to hotel
  • Our tour officially begins at 4 pm with a meet and greet “happy hour” to get to know your tour operators and fellow guests.
    • We will be providing you with some information about your tour.
    • Our private tour guide will be giving you an introduction to Paris
  • “Welcome to Paris” Dinner

October 10

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Private guided “Introduction to Paris” tour
  • The afternoon is free for you to pick up your race packet, explore Paris or relax before your big race!
  • Dinner on your own

October 11: Race Day!

  • Transfer to race start location
  • Paris 20k
    • Start: 10:00 a.m.
    • (Above times are subject to change)
  • Transfer back to hotel
  • Afternoon on your own to relax with a World-Class French wine or visit the local sights
  • Post-Race Celebratory Dinner

October 12

  • Optional morning run/walk (or, just sleep in and eat pastries!)
  • Your day is free to explore Paris!

Check out everything to do in Paris!

  • Private wine-tasting dinner

October 13

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Private tour
    • We will visit a quaint Parisian neighborhood to discover some hidden gems!
    • We’ll stop by a neighborhood market and sample some local cuisine (and, take some home for dinner, if you like!)
  • Your afternoon is free to explore Paris!
  • Dinner on your own – or you can snack on your Parisian market goodies!

October 14

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Day trip to Champagne.
    • Private Champagne Experience*
    • Lunch included
  • Dinner on your own

October 15

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Free day to explore Paris!

Check out everything to do in Paris!

  • Complimentary farewell dinner

October 16 - Departure

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Transfer to Paris Airport / Train station for the next leg of your journey

(* – Subject to change.  More details coming soon.)

The 40th Edition of the Paris 20k

Date of the raceSunday 14 October 2018
Starting time10h00
Place of startPont d’Iéna, at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower
FinishAt the bottom of the Eiffel Tower.
TransportationsRER C : « Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel » – Métro : Bir Hakeim (l.6) or Trocadéro (l.6 et l.9)
The runner’s VillagePlace Joffre, in front of the Ecole Militaire, 75007 Paris.
Friday 12 October (10 am to 8 pm) and Saturday 13 October (10 am to 7 pm).

No pick-up on Sunday !

Lockers / baggage lockersStade Emile Anthoine
Reshaping / FitnessStade Emile Anthoine
Race distance20 kilometres, one loop (Paris, bois de Boulogne, quais de Seine.)
Expected race time58 minutes for the first man, 1h05 for the first woman, 2h50 for the last one
AwardsPodium and prize money for the first finishers Men, Women and wheelchair handisport with scratch only; medal, tee-shirt and downloadable finisher’s certificate for finishers.
Refreshments100 % Bio at KM6, KM10, KM15 and supply bag at the finish line : water, fruits, chocolate, sugar.Thonon still water on the race –  St-Yorre sparkling water and Thonon still water at the finish line.
Timing systemB-Tag on the race number. Timing mats at the start, KM5, KM10, KM15 and finish line
AssistanceDeparture, KM2, KM4, KM6, KM8, KM10, KM12,  KM14, KM16, KM18 and finish line.
Musical entertainmentOn the runner’s Village and through all the race
Registration fees (for individual runners)

In development. Registration opens online Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

OrganiserAssociation « 20 Kilomètres de Paris » 16 bis Avenue Prieur de la Côte d’Or – CS 40300 – 94114 Arcueil – Tél : +33(0)1 79 86 34 71

  • Visit some of the world-class museums and sights
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit Montmartre
  • Shop!
  • Relax in a cafe
  • Visit a few more museums or sights
  • Shop!
  • Sip some wine and watch Paris life pass by…
  • Or, we can help you organize a private tour to match your interests!
Paris 20k
Paris at night
Paris 20k
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