Now that's an original foot race! The 2023 edition of the Course des Remparts de Provins takes place this year on October 1, to the delight of runners from the Ile-de-France region, who are expected to take part in this legendary race in the heart of the medieval town of Provins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an opportunity to visit this historic town in a different way, with a choice of two courses: 6.3 or 18.3 kilometers! Be prepared, though, as the slopes between the upper and lower towns are steep.
For this 44th edition, you'll have to take the Boulevard d'Aligre, along the river, before tackling the dreaded ramp leading to the "Trou aux chats". The climb continues to Porte de Jouy, where the cobblestones lead you to the medieval Place du Châtel and its superb half-timbered houses. Then you'll discover the emblematic monuments at the top of the town, between the superb Collégiale Ste Quiriace, the Tour César and the Hôtel Savigny. Exit through the Porte Saint-Jean, and walk along the ramparts and their towers, before descending to the valley, on the shady banks of the Fausse Rivière!
As you can see, this beautiful route through the town will enable you to discover its magnificent medieval architecture. Moats, walls, fortifications, half-timbered houses... it's like a run through Provins' past! So, why not try this historic race 80 kilometers east of the capital?
Original races 2023, in Paris and Île de France
Running is riding high and comes with original races! Rolling in the mud, running as a team, running while being chased by clowns… There is something for everyone. Will you be able to take up these crazy races? Discover a selection of the program 2023, in Paris and Île-de-France. [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
On October 1st, 2023
€12 - €15