The Paris Anniversary Marathon Day 1: Miles 1-6
Hopping on the Metro at Filles du Calvaire, we came out at Place de la Concorde, the start of the actual Paris Marathon.
Palais Garnier, Paris’s National Opera House.
Next stop, Musee du Louvre where Mark almost fell for a charity scam, but was saved by a heroic young Frenchman.
From the Louvre, a brief stroll along the Seine.
Then past the Tour Saint-Jacques, the remains of a 16th C church destroyed during the French Revolution.
The Hotel de Ville (City Hall), site of Robert Doisneau’s famous kiss.
A brief detour from the route takes us past Centre Pompidou and its collection of modern European art.
Another detour to rest for a moment at Place des Vosges, Paris’ oldest planned square, in the Marais. Victor Hugo lived on this square at one time.
Finally, Place de la Bastille, monument to the French Revolution, and the end of the planned route for today.
The Bastille as seen from Canal St. Martin.