A vertical and solidarity race that climbs the stairs of the Butte Montmartre

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 24th, 2024 at 05:54 p.m.
Fancy a race with a bit of a challenge? Head for HappyCulture's vertical challenge on May 23, 2024, at the foot of the Butte Montmartre. Your mission, if you accept it, is to climb the 222 steps as fast as you can!

If you've ever visited Paris and discovered Montmartre, you'll be familiar with the terrible steps that take you to the top of the Butte Montmartre, in front of the marvellous Sacré-Coeur. Many of us take the funicular to avoid climbing the 222 steps of the adjacent staircase, but there are always brave walkers who attempt the ascent on foot, or even on foot! This time, it's your turn, and it's for a good cause, in aid of children with heart defects, on May 23, 2024 from 4pm!

For the fourth year running, hotel brand HappyCulture is organizing a race that's a little surprising, since it's vertical! The aim is to climb all the steps in under 30 seconds! With each ascent, the brand will donate 100 euros to Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, to finance heart surgery for several sick children. By 2023, nearly 70,000 euros had been raised thanks to this race, and 5 children operated on. And on Instagram, for every like of the post dedicated to the operation on race day, 1 euro is also donated!

Olympic athletes, sportsmen and women, Koh-Lanta adventurers and other personalities will be on hand to help you make the climb. The record to beat is French sprinter Jimmy Vicaut's 32 seconds! Meet at the foot of the funicular, of course, for 36m of ascent! Can you beat him, who climbs the hill in under 1 minute 30?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On May 23th, 2024

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    7 Rue Foyatier
    75018 Paris 18


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