Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2018
Private Guided Tours
8 Days

Paris to Versailles

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.

We will be staying at an amazing hotel just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower.  If you have been to Europe, this is NOT your average “tiny” European hotel room.  Every guest who chooses a Deluxe Apartment will have a suite equipped with a sitting room, kitchenette and in-room laundry (great for those stinky running clothes!)  Those guests choosing a Superior Room will enjoy a room equipped with a desk, small table for two, and a small kitchenette, but will still have access to laundry facilities.  These immaculate rooms have all the modern conveniences but retain the charm of Paris.

Some of the highlights of this tour*:

We will be spending a fantastic day touring the castles of the Loire Valley with some curated private experiences.

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.

The Race

This race is a Parisian classic!  Start your run from under the Eiffel Tower and wind your way through Paris to the Palace of Versailles.  Without a doubt, there is nothing like it this race!

View the full itinerary here!




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

September 28: 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

September 29

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

September 30: Race Day!

  • Transfer to race start location
  • Paris to Versailles 16k (10 miles)
    • 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 1

  • 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 2

  • 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 3

  • Optional morning run/walk
  • Day trip to the Loire Valley
    • Private Loire Chateaux Experience*
    • Lunch included
  • Dinner on your own

October 4

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

Check out everything to do in Paris!

  • Complimentary farewell dinner

October 5 - 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.)

Paris – Versailles – La Grande Classique

This is a Parisian classic!  Start your run from under the Eiffel Tower and wind your way through Paris to the Palace of Versailles!  There’s nothing like it!

Race date30 September 2018
Distance16.2 kilometers – about 10 miles
Withdrawal of bibs and T-shirts“Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier”, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, September 28th and 29th
Start time10am
Start zone access“Pont d’Iéna” via RER C : “Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel” / Metro : “Bir Hakeim” (M6) or “Trocadéro” (M6 and M9)
Start lineQuai Branly, at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower
Finish line“Avenue de Paris”, in front of “Château de Versailles”
Finish zone access for accompanying personsStations “Versailles Chantiers” or “Versailles Rive Gauche” or “Versailles Rive Droite”
CloakroomsDeposit on the “Pont d’Iéna” in Paris before 9.30am, recovery in the finish zone at Versailles
Refreshment stationsKM5.5, KM8.5, KM13 and finish
Medical aid stationsPresence of the Red Cross and / or SAMU every 2 km
AnimationsOrchestras along the race
TimingB-Tag on the bib. Detection at the start, at the top of the “Côtes des Gardes” and on finish.
Time limitsDeparture at 11am, KM5 at 11.50am, KM8 at 12.20, KM13 at 1pm and finish at 1.30pm
AwardsPodium for the first 3 women and 3 first men, medals and diplomas for all finishers
Registration feesNot decided yet
End of registrationsOnce the number of 25000 is reached (10th June in 2017)
OrganiserParis Versailles Association

  • 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 to Versailles
Palace of Versailles
Notre Dame
Paris - Versailles Race