Places are now available for the 2016 Paris Marathon! The Paris Marathon starts on one of the World’s most famous streets, Les Champs Elysees, and attracts over 40,000 runners each year. This is a truly memorable journey through the City of Light.
The 2015 Paris Marathon was run in very warm weather and a new participation record was established for the 39th edition of the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon. 41,342 runners including 18,000 international competitors represented 150 nations: congratulations to all of you who experienced an amazing day of sport and fraternity in the streets and avenues of the most beautiful city in the world.
Why travel with Sports Tours International?
- We offer guaranteed entry with your travel packages
- Various duration are available
- Different hotel options are available
- Our experienced Marathon reps are on hand to assist you
We offer different hotels with a variety of durations to suit every runner's needs:
- Ibis Cambronne Paris Tour Eiffel*** - Well located 3 star hotel from £189pp
- Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel**** - Recently renovated 4 star hotel from £269pp
- Hotel Collectioneur***** - 5 star luxury near start and finish from £799pp
The Paris Marathon - or as it is known in France, Le Marathon de Paris - was established in 1977 during the craze for big city international marathons. It is one of the biggest and most popular events of its kind in Europe, thanks to its romantic streets and stunning architecture.
THE PARIS MARATHON
Did you know? The very first marathon in Paris was on Sunday the 19th of July 1896. There was a big crowd at Porte Maillot for the first French marathon, which brought together 191 participants. After a 2h31'30'' race, and cheered on by 2.000 spectators, the British man Len Hurst crossed the finishing line traced out on the Conflans bridge. After a brief moment in the arms of his coach Boon, he regained all his strength in order to receive the 200 francs from the Petit Journal.
Travel packages with guaranteed entry into the event and a choice of hotels and durations are now available with Sports Tours International, the marathon travel specialists.
Whilst in Paris, take in some of the famous sites this wonderful city has to offer.
The best way to explore is by foot or by a guided tour which takes in may of the Paris’s most popular tourist attractions. Visit a Moulin Rouge Show, a Bateaux Parisien Dinner Cruise (great for a Marathon Celebration dinner!), The Eifel Tower or take in a panoramic city tour. Click here for sightseeing in Paris where you can view available trips and make a booking.