The Paris - Versailles Race
Paris-Versailles, a 16 kilometer race with 25,000 participants, featuring a village expo and the crossing of the Paris Region and its iconic monuments. In short, a can’t-miss event for running enthusiasts!
The starting line is located at quai Branly next to the Eiffel tower and not far from the museum of the same name. You then cross the asphalt of the quai de Grenelle, the André Citroën underground tunnel followed by the Garigliano bridge before arriving at Issy-les-Moulineaux, on the quai du Président Roosevelt then the quai de Stalingrad. Then looms the famous Côte des Gardes, 2.2 km of ascent from the banks of the Seine to the Meudon observatory, with an average incline of 7%. ! Hell for the calves! You then have to cross Vélizy and Viroflay before finishing the race at Versailles for the final sprint. Your efforts are rewarded by the view of the Château de Versailles, an illustrious symbol of French royalty, as you cross the finish line.
The Village expo, usually set up at the Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier in Issy-les-Moulineaux, brings together many exhibitors to get outfitted before the race.
Like the half-marathon and the Paris Marathon, the international Paris-Versailles race is a major event of the Paris Region that you just can’t miss! To try the experience or participate once again in this incredible sporting challenge, full of fun and high spirits, meet at the next Paris-Versailles race in 2022.