France Trip Stats

I thought it might be fun to share some statistics from our trip to France.  We arrived in Paris on the morning of December 20th and left the morning of December 29th.  We stayed in 5 hotels: 4 in Paris and 1 in Bayeux.

Steps while in France 12/20 – 12/28:
Nick   205,502 total (22,834 average/day)
Emily 218,167 total  (24,241 average/day)
Paris CDGMiles traveled:
8,368 by plane
322 by SNCF train
89 by foot
37 by ca
37 by RER metro
3 by bike

Paris by Foot Bayeux by Car Paris by Bike

We spent approximately €10.50 to patronize the toilettes in France.  FYI to fellow travelers, make sure you have some spare change handy; the toilettes costs as much as €1.50 per visit.  On a positive note, they are very clean.

We visited several tourist attractions in Paris including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon, and Saint Michael statue.

In Bayeux we perused the Tapestry, MAHB, the Cathedral, Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum, and British Military Cemetery.  We also took a short trip to the D-Day beaches – Omaha beach, Pointe Du Hoc, and the American Cemetery.

We also had some tasty French foods – baguettes, macarons, assorted cheeses, chocolate, ice-cream, crepes, coffee, croquet mousier, quiche, onion soup, and so many other yummy treats.  Did I mention macarons?  They were delicious!

Bayeux Sweets Shop Macarons, oh my!

Christmas Morning Run

This year we had the most amazing Christmas Day run.  Christmas morning Emily and I were 6 days in to an 11 day trip to France and we had recently gotten back to Paris having taken a trip to Bayeux.

That morning we woke up and had a cup of coffee in the room.  We walked outside for our run and spent a few minutes re-acquiring satellites, since GPS watches don’t appreciate when you move around a lot and when you are surrounded by tall buildings.  After walking about a half mile waiting for this acquisition, we were off on our run.

The first half mile lead us to the base of the Eiffel Tower, then we got to run under a basically abandoned monument, as no one in Paris wakes up until at least 10 AM.  Once past the tower, we ran through a park adjacent and up to the Paris Military Academy.  Since both of us were pretty tired and Emily was fighting a bit of foot pain, we cleaned up a 5K and decided stop.

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It was a super fun run and a great add to our collection of Garmin Activities from “different places”.