Marathon de Paris

Marathon de Paris

First held in 1896, the Marathon de Paris welcomed tens of thousands of runners from around the world for a dash around the city. The marathon maintained a lasting popularity, thanks in part to the scenic route the runners take around Paris.

For a rest after the Marathon de Paris - whether you watch or participate - choose the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris. Located just a five minute walk from the start, you will never be far from the finish line with this Paris hotel.

Join a grand tradition at the Paris Marathon
While the first participants ran across the city in 1896, the marathon's modern tradition began in 1976. The Amaury Sport Organisation now stages the race each year in April.

The race starts on Avenue des Champs Elysées and winds through some of the most beautiful areas of Paris. Runners pass by the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Place de la Bastille during the course of the Marathon, finally following along the banks of the Seine and ending up at Avenue Foch in the 16th Arrondissement.

By the end of their journey, participants will have logged 42.195 kilometres - the standard marathon distance as determined by the Olympic Committee.

Wind down after the marathon at Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées Paris
The Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris offers a welcome respite to weary runners. The comfortable beds in the hotel's well-appointed rooms will help guests rest up before and after the race and can dine at its in-house La Place restaurant. Plus, this Champs Elysées accommodation is only five minutes away from the marathon's planned starting point.