The Paris Anniversary Marathon Day 3: Miles 13.5-21.5

For Day 3 (8 miles) we decided to follow the third leg of the Paris marathon route backwards in order to avoid crowds of tourists at La Tour Eiffel later in the day. 

From our Airbnb, we took the Metro to Trocadero to start the day with this beautiful lady. 

From there, we made our way to the Seine, walking along the river, and crossing over from time to time based on what we wanted to see. 

Memorial of the Algerian War 1952-62

Crossing under Pont de l’Alma

The Grande Palais, part of the 1889 World’s Fair exhibition. 

A statue of Lafayette, given by the school children of the United States in gratitude for his service in the American Revolution. 

Pont Alexandre III, a rather elaborate bridge.

La Tour from a distance, just as beautiful. 

French National Assembly. 

The Musee D’Orsay, once a train station, now home to a wonderful collection of impressionist and other art. 

A view from the banks of the Seine. 

A rather odd fellow hanging out on Pont Neuf, the oldest of the Seine’s 37 bridges. 

A view from Pont Neuf.

A partial shot of Notre Dame, currently undergoing construction from a fire that struck in April of 2019.

After a quick stop at an old school Bar/Tabac for croissants and cafe au lait, we are back on the march. 

The Arena de Lutece (the original name for Paris) built in the 1st century and once home to gladiator fights and dramatic performances, today was hosting a Bocce (Petanique in France) tournament.  

One of the most beautiful parks in Paris, we took a quick stroll here…

in the Jardin des Plantes. 

Before heading above ground in the 12th arrondissement to the Promenade Plantee. 

A raised garden path built on an old train trestle. 

This path was one of the places Jesse and Celine walked in “Before Sunset.”

How cool for the residents to have this garden path instead of trains going by. 

One day to go! Here’s the map of the day: 


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