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  • reedlee99
    Hollis Center, ME8 contributions
    A must see fireworks display, parade etc. Great street parties and excitement in the city of Paris. Loved the fireworks.
    Written 10 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • muhlberg
    San Francisco, CA240 contributions
    I apologize if I lose you in this long review, but it’s hard to leave anything out.

    Expo nicely organized, but too few vendors selling marathon specific items. How could you not capitalize on a minimum of 50k people (registered runners) plus their family and friends and not have novelty merchandise to sell? I remember the first time I visited Paris and stumbled upon the expo by mistake. I went in and saw a lot of marathon merchandise and bought a headband for the race I wasn’t even running in. 24 years later and no headband/hat/beanie/scarf/socks etc...with the marathon referenced! Mon dieu! What a missed opportunity and really disappointing for me as I was ready to drop some serious euros to show off my Parisian marathon love.

    Enough of the expo and onto the main event...transportation was easy. Finding how to get into your corral was HARD. Maybe because I’m petite, but I could not see over the crowd to find the entrance for the life of me. I pushed along like everyone else and someone had knocked over one of the guard rails which created an entrance and I went for it. I ended up in the 3:45 corral and once in a corral it was easier to move into the right one. Get there early if you plan on getting settled in before the gun goes off, especially when you read the next paragraph. I left two hours early.

    So I’m thinking I’m pretty golden now and just sitting on the ground listening to the great music they were blaring when I noticed the porta potty line. Hmmm...one porta potty every few yards. How’s that going to work for 50k runners? Oh wait, I see now...out in the open are these quad urinals for the men. Wow, I was seriously in awe. They don’t have that in the states. As much as I thought it was efficient, I wasn’t sure if I needed to see that. Now going back to efficiency or lack there of, that one porta potty every few yards to meet the women’s needs was not working. Long story short, there was a lot of public squatting in those corrals. EVEN as the runners started running! YES.

    As that was going down I think the most memorable part of the start was this clap they do to get everyone excited. It was so awesome and so French that I wanted to bottle it and release bits of it every time I start a run. Amazing to see the sea of people along the Champs Elysees. It was electric, like Schneider Electric!

    The crowds, volunteers, and musicians were fantastic! The aid stations were well stocked and managed. I’ve never run a race where they hand out full water bottles and thought what a mess that will be for the clean up crew. However, they had coordinated the disposal so well that you didn’t see bottles strewn all over the place. Great job on their part.

    As for the course, well what I could remember of it (not good to run jet lagged), it was beautiful and flat. The most notable difference running this race vs one in the states is how little the runners walked and how unplugged they were. Most ran all the way and most didn’t have headphones on. You do not want to miss all the cheering and “allez” along the way.

    Final thoughts as the finish line appeared, relief and a sense of overwhelming accomplishment. I’ve run a lot of marathons but never internationally. I went alone and found my way there and back safely. Not one to toot my horn, but this time, I will say that it took some guts to do it that far way and I’m going to wear my bada$$ race shirt til it dies. Viva la France!!!
    Written 20 May 2019
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  • Tom F
    Englewood, CO188 contributions
    This is my third visit toParis Photo and this year was one of the best. There is almost too much to take in. I spent the entire four days at the venue and saw amazing work, beautiful books, and excellent artist talks. The highlight for me was getting to hear Josef Koudelka speak. He has always been one of my heroes and a hugh=e influence on my work. I would absolutely recommend attending this if you are the least bit interested in photography.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • etbtravelphotography
    Denver, CO643 contributions
    Bot tickets at the last minute on the Roland-Garros website. Name is assigned, so tickets can't be scalped making seeing tennis a reasonable price! Rain and umbrellas a nuisance. The bathrooms at Suzanne Lengren stadium are choas (bottle neck of traffic in this area). Limited options of food. Tennis and venue, however, were great. For all you need to know about roland-garros visit my TA trips page ETBtravelphotography, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Trips/89320353/Paris
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • J G
    19 contributions
    Perfect day ever with many interesting activities.
    We had a lovely moment. The concerts were awesome especially "Shaka PONK" and "Bigflo et Oli".
    Written 28 June 2018
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  • annies658
    Berwick upon Tweed, UK78 contributions
    We happened upon this by chance and it would appeal mostly to youngsters (which I am certainly not). However, we walked the length of the crowded parade by the Louvre and it was quite easy to enjoy a lot of the music mixes and beats but mostly it was enormous fun to watch people enjoying it - there was a lot of singing dancing and laughter which was infectious. There were specific floats by children and older musicians. It did rain, umbrellas were no use in the crowd. The usual festival advice applies, bring water, snacks and waterproofs.
    Police presence was low key and we didn't see any problems at all.
    Written 30 September 2018
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  • ILP-JP
    England1,277 contributions
    Our second visit to Paris for this evening. (Our previous visit happened to coincide with it but we missed it completely!)

    We were able to see the parade from Place de la Concord as it passed by the Louvre. It was worth it - just to hear 'Scotland the Brave' being played by the pipe band as it marched past!

    We were disappointed though that we couldn't find a map showing the locations of all the other events, so instead of staying up late, we went for a meal and then back to the hotel.

    If there was a map showing whereabouts each event was, we could've made a night of it, so one star off.
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • Ange1007
    Birmingham, UK88 contributions
    Enjoyable depending on who is playing, but oh my god how busy! We must have queues for 2 hours to get in! Yes we had a nice time when we were there and saw some great acts, but the way out was worrying so many people in one place! Quite worrying!
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • tarekEgypt
    egypt98 contributions
    I attended conferenc of endo urological association in this big venue.well organised and secuerd. There was many shpos in the building.easily reached by metro.
    Written 27 September 2018
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