This White Night 2019 truly is unique. In addition to the traditional art installations to see in the streets, the Mairie de Paris has planned a unique race, ‘La Grande Traversée’ on Saturday October 5, 2019 from 10 p.m.
In addition to be a night race, it will lead racers and art lovers to the heart of monuments closed to the public, in the night from 10 p.m. Picture it, running the 5th floor of the Centre Pompidou, a wing of the Louvre and the lounges of the Hôtel de Ville in a privileged situation.
For this race, 2 routes were available:
La Grande Traversée 2019 routes:
Route 1: Concorde – Les Invalides – UNESCO – Eiffel Tower – Musée de l’Homme – Cité de l’architecture – Théâtre Chaillot – CESE – Musée Guimet – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées – Palais de la Découverte – Grand Palais – Concorde.
Route 2: Concorde – Musée des Arts Décoratifs – the Louvre – Centre Pompidou – Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme – Musée Picasso – Hôtel de Ville – Théâtre du Châtelet – Institut de France – Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris – Concorde
We have been able to rediscover Paris as they never did. This experience between culture and sport reminds us of the Run my City race that leads racers to the foot of the monuments, but by night, it has an even more special character. Yes, the route of the race was hard and many runners got lost or have had a hard time finding their way. But it was almost funny, to be honest.
But it doesn't spoil the fantastic experience that made us want to come back and have a closer look to some places and museums. As part of the highlights of our 10-km race, we loved:
running under the Eiffel Tower:
Discovering the Musée Guimet
The works of the Musée de l'Homme and its library
The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées during rehearsals
And how big the Grand Palais is
In other words, a wonderful experience!
Place de la concorde
Place de la Concorde
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