The Paris Anniversary Marathon Day 4: Miles 21.5-26.2

Our last walking day! (Whew!) only around 5 miles to go today, yet somehow, we walked 25,000+ steps (our second longest day). Here’s the rundown for today: 

Starting at Rue de la Pompe metro station…

We made our way to the Bois de Boulogne, another place Lara had never been before in Paris. 

The entrances aren’t nearly as pleasant as the Bois de Vincennes. 

But once inside the park, it was quite lovely with a lake…


…waterfalls…and more. 

After exiting the Bois, we continued up Ave Foch…

…to the Arc de Triomphe. 

So close to the end and feeling triumphant ;) 

We ended our marathon with a walk down Les Champs-Elysees. 

Then enjoyed a victory lunch at the very old school Paris cafe, Le Victory. 

For our anniversary celebration, we booked a dinner cruise on the Seine. The evening started by taking the metro to my favorite train station in Paris: Franklin D Roosevelt. 

When I lived in Paris, this train station always had a distinctive smell that just said “Paris” to me - a combination of engine oil, slightly burning rubber and very subtle perfume. I always try and travel through here at least once, so was glad to make it here on our last night. 

Rather than spend the evening taking photos, we just enjoyed the views, but I couldn’t resist this shot of Paris’ Statue of Liberty with La Tour Eiffel lit up in the background. 

Exiting our Bateaux Mouche at the end of the night. 

And the map! 


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