Run the Lights | La Vacanza Travel

Run the Lights

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 2 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Paris reveals itself in all its splendor at night! In this experience, we’re going to jog along a 6km/10 km (3m/6 m) route passing by illuminated streets, bridges and monuments that make Paris deserve the title of City of Lights.

The starting point of the tour will be Saint-Michel square, in the very heart of Paris. From there, your running guide will lead you on a round tour, at your own pace, past some shiny landmarks of Paris, such as Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Concorde square, the Champs-Elysées avenue, the Eiffel tower, and much more!

Some quick pauses are planned for pictures and refreshments along the way. Your running tour host will carry your belongings (small items only) inside his/her backpack and will have water and snacks ready for you whenever you feel like it. All you have to do is to put on appropriate running gear and lace up your trainers!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Fontaine Saint-Michel, 7 B Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris France

Our meeting point and finishing line

Pass By: Conciergerie, 2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

We'll see in the distance the building of the king's tax collectors (concierges), which also served as a prison, while running along the Seine river on the Paris Plage pedestrian road.

Pass By: Pont-Neuf, 75001 Paris France

We'll see in the distance the illuminated Pont Neuf while running along the Seine river on the Paris Plage pedestrian road.

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Rue Notre-Dame, Luxembourg City 2240 Luxembourg

The birthplace of Paris, we'll know some of its magic stories and admire its façade under reconstruction.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Jardin des Tuileries, Pl. de la Concorde, 75001 Paris France

We'll exit the Louvre by the Tuileries garden, where we'll also have the chance to see the main Christmas market in Paris there. As the place gets very crowded during the holidays season, we'll maybe have to walk for a while.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

This is definitely the most famous square in Paris. An obligatory stop to admire the Tuileries garden, on the one side, and the beginning of the Champs-Elysées avenue, on the other, having the Seine river and the National Congress facing us across the Concorde bridge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pont Alexandre III Quai d'Orsay, 75008 Paris France

We'll admire the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides from the fanciest bridge in Paris, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

We'll take a secret passageway to come inside the Louvre Palace, with its illuminated facades and its shiny pyramid.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Grand Palais, 3 avenue du General Eisenhower Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris France

We'll pass by this neoclassic style exhibition room built for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900.

Pass By: Petit Palais, Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris France

We'll pass by this art nouveau style exhibition room built for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900.

Pass By: Invalides, Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-France

We'll be facing the Invalides from the bridge Alexander III.

Stop At: Trocadero, Trocadero, Paris, Ile-de-France

A large pause will be made at the Trocadero square to appreciate the most beautiful lights of Paris of all: the Eiffel Tower. The ones running half the route can quit here, for all the monuments will have been seen.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue, 75007 Paris France

The Iron Lady is the most beautiful shiny monument in Paris at night!

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Musee d'Orsay, 1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris France

The old train station turned into a museum for the Impressionists and modern art.

Pass By: Champs-Elysees, Champs-Elysees, Paris, Ile-de-France

This is probably one of the most beautiful avenues in the world, which gets even more beautiful and shiny during Christmas. It's a real pleasure running there at night!

  • Bottled water - 1 bottled (still) water per runner
  • Waterproof running jacket in case of rain (subject to availability)
  • Snacks - ✅ Either cereal bars or dried fruits/nuts

  • ❌ Transportation tickets to and from our meeting point/finishing line
  • ❌ Entries to monuments and museums along the route
  • ❌ Any other meals and drinks other than the ones specified above
  • ❌ Please notice that we can’t store any bags or voluminous items
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • ⚠️ Runners from all levels and paces and welcome! This isn't a race, it's a fun discovery of Paris at a relaxed pace. The slower in the group sets the pace for the others. Please don't worry: we won't leave you behind!
  • ⚠️ In any case, you should be an active person who enjoys exercising and can run at least 5 km/3 m non-stop before signing up for this tour
  • ⚠️ Minimum age: 18 years old
  • ⚠️ We only allow minors of 18 years old when they have the expressed authorization of their parents or responsible adults
  • ⚠️ Our experience starts on time. In order not to ruin the experience to the other guests, we kindly ask you to arrive at our meeting point around 5 minutes earlier. Please understand that we can't wait for any delays
  • ⚠️ If you feel you're going to be late, let us know asap for so we can think of a solution - for instance, you can join the tour another day
  • ⚠️ Our tours go on rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we'll contact you for cancellations and rescheduling. If you don't hear from us, this means that we are keeping the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Place Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Michel, Paris, France

Departure Time

06:00 PM

Return Details

1: Place Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Michel, Paris, France
2: Trocadéro Square, Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

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