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Paris Marathon 2017 – Marathon de Paris

The Paris Marathon or Marathon de Paris is one of the most popular marathons in the world.

Each year over 50,000 head to Paris to test themselves over the 42.195km route, taking in such wonderful sights as the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde, the Place de la Bastille, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.

The first Paris Marathon was run in 1896 and covered a slightly shorter distance of 40km and was won by and English entrant called Leonard Hurst.

Online registration for the 2017 Paris Marathon can be done through the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon website or those wishing to run for a chosen charity can do so by contacting the charity directly. Major charities such as Cancer UK, MacMillan, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Marie Curie, the British Heart Foundation and many others can assist with this.

As you can imagine it’s not only the runners that head to Paris for the Paris Marathon. Like many other marathons around the world, many family members and friends of the runners head to the location to show their support as do many people who just love running or love watching these major events.

Therefore please remember that accommodation is inevitably in high demand around the time of the Paris marathon as people head to Paris to prepare and also to stay to discover the city afterwards.

In our opinion the best way to avoid missing out on your ideal accommodation is to book as far in advance as possible.

Paris Marathon Accommodation 2017

There are lots of different types of accommodation to choose from when looking to stay in Paris including houses, B&B’s, hotels and even camping.

Camping in Paris

Although many people will want to stay near the action in the centre of Paris, likewise there are others that will want to stay a little further afield and this is where camping comes into its own!

If you’re planning on making a family holiday out of your trip to the Paris marathon then campsites provide an excellent opportunity, allowing you to use all of the great facilities and enjoy the wonderful activities on offer including swimming pools, various sporting activities and much, much more.

There are a variety of campsites open during April that are in, or near to Paris. You can either book the campsite with accommodation or take your own tent, caravan or motorhome with you. Those campsites where you can book accommodation include La Croix du Vieux Pont, International and Paris Est. Those campsites where you can take your own accommodation include Campsite International and Campsite Le Village Parisien Varreddes.

Hotels in Paris

One of the more popular types of accommodation for the Paris marathon is to stay in a hotel. There are hundreds of hotels located throughout Paris with many being close to the start or finish line allowing you to get close to the action.

If you fancy staying in a hotel then please search here for hotels in Paris

As we’ve said the Paris Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in the world so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

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