May 2017
May 20, 2017 Formula E Grand Prix
PARIS. The French capital hosts the sixth round of the 2016/17 Formula E season, the world’s fully electric car race series. The 1.93 kilometer temporary track built around the architectural complex of the Invalides features 14 turns and the pit lane runs down the center of the Esplanade des Invalides. Practice, qualifying and the race all taking place on the same day and ten teams take part in the competition. Practices from 8.15am. Race at 4pm. Admission : from €20. Information :
www.fiaformulae.com
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May 20, 2017
May 28, 2017
World Surfing Games
BIARRITZ. For the first time since 2008 the World Surfing Games are held in Europe, on Biarritz’s Grand Plage where this sport was first practiced in Europe and one of the world best surf spots. As surfing will make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, the ISA World Surfing Games acts as a qualifier round for surfers hoping to represent their country and the world’s top competitors will be there. During the event, there’ll be loads happening in Biarritz in addition to the surfing. Information : 0559223700, tourisme.biarritz.fr
www.surfingfrance.com
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May 21, 2017 From Paris to Saint-Germain
PARIS. The Paris – SaintGermain-en-Laye foot race is a 20 km long competition starting from the Bois de Boulogne and finishing on the terrace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle. Leaving Paris to the West, the runners must ascend the Mont-Valérien, a steep hill located in Suresnes, then follow the Seine River till Saint-Germain passing by Chatou, Le Vésinet and Le Pecq. Race starts at 8am. Registration fee : €38. Information and registrations :
www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com
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September 2017
September 09, 2017 Medoc Marathon
MEDOC. NEAR BORDEAUX. There is no other Marathon like the Marathon du Médoc, a race that is notorious for its rare blend of wine tasting and marathon running. The region's world-famous chateaux - including Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Beychevelle or Chateau Cordeillan-Bages - open their grounds and cellars to offer runners some of the world's most respected wines at 22 drinks stations along the route. There are also 21 food stands serving local delicacies from foie gras and oysters to ham, steak, cheese and ice cream. Fancy-dressed runners are numerous and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. “Music in 33 rpm record” is the theme of the 2017 edition. The race is limited to 8,500 participants but it attracts more than 100 000 spectators and the party starts well before it begins though. The night before, Château Livran hosts a Pasta Party, while in the town of Pauillac a party continues well into the night on the quays of Gironde and in the Marathon village where numerous bands give concerts and where there are many restaurants. In the evening after the marathon, a huge free ball open to all and a fireworks display also take place in Pauillac. On the Sunday morning, a 9 km long relaxing walk named Recovery Walk takes place through the vineyards around Château Livran where is also held a gastronomic lunch. Marathon at 9.30 am. Registration : €86, €128 with the Pasta Party Information :
www.marathondumedoc.com
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