Running While Traveling in Paris — What a Way to See the Luxembourg Gardens!

I always consider running a form of traveling — whether at home or elsewhere.  You see the world from a different perspective, and often see corners of the world or your own backyard you might not otherwise see.  When in Paris, we wanted to take a peek at the Luxembourg Gardens, but also were pressed for time before a concert that evening.  So, a quick jog to the Gardens from our hotel in the 6th arr. was a perfect way to tour the Gardens while also getting in a much-needed run (OK, maybe one too many Laduree macaroons had something to do with it?!)

Running through the Luxembourg Gardens (Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)
Running through the Luxembourg Gardens
(Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)

The Luxembourg Gardens were a series of criss-crossed paths, full of hidden gardens, statuary, fountains, and a diverse variety of tourists and locals enjoying a lovely day.

Exploring the nooks and crannies of the Gardens (Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the Gardens
(Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)
Running the perimeter of Luxembourg Gardens (Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)
A view of the surrounding buildings from the perimeter
(Photo: Kat B./travelgardeneat)

You always can find room for a pair of running shoes in your suitcase (or on your feet)!  Making time for a run while traveling often invites you to view to a spot you may have otherwise never taken time to explore — and also helps to justify having more macaroons!  What’s your favorite travel run memory?

7 thoughts on “Running While Traveling in Paris — What a Way to See the Luxembourg Gardens!

  1. Running in a new city is actually a really good way of discovering hidden corners and sights. Plus you get to meet the locals – tai-chi masters in Beijing, surfers in Sydney, etc! Plus plus. Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Peggy — it is one of the better ways to get a true feel for a city. Running on Oahu around Diamond Head, I enjoyed crossing paths with the surfers catching a morning wave as well as local residents just out for their morning walk. I regret not having had time for a run in Rome! Thanks for exploring some of these older posts! ~ Kat

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      1. I don’t know… Rome can be pretty dusty – I think my partner went for a run around Trastevere and came home covered in dust! Also, the Italians don’t really do the outdoor-exercise-thing, so he got quite a few strange looks!

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