Are you a runner? Serious or occasional? In any case, the Nike store at 67, avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris 8 (Metro: George Y Line 1; Franklin Roosevelt, Lines 1, 9) organizes a Sunday morning run, which, I am told by my runner friends, is a lot of fun. You do need a minimum of motivation: the rendez-vous is at 9:45 in front of the Nike store. There are professional coaches to advise you, people to be running partners. I know that the Champs bills itself as the world’s most beautiful avenue, but to my mind, that’s a bit of a stretch.
Granted, if you are in Paris at Christmas, it’s rather pretty at night, but, I would not say spectacular.
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However, I do love the Champs-Elysees in the early morning when it is mostly empty, free of people and cars. You’re more likely to feel the magic at that time.
So if you can make it out of bed early Sunday morning, this is a great way to start your day! Better to call ahead (Tel: +33 (0)1 42 25 93 80) as the meeting place sometimes changes. Http: / / runningclubnike. Over-blog, com/