We decide to take a look on a place where the Saturday race wil begin.
It does not look like a day will be sunny and nice (yet cold). Still that’ s exactly what happens and we have a nice walk for more than 4 hours 🙂
We take a train in a station near the Eifell tower. The train stands here for almost an hour (problems caused by the yesterdays snowfall, we guess) – still it is the only problem we have today. In a 40 minutes we are in Meudon-val-Fleury station and start to go uphill one of the Meudon’s streets to the observatory.
Meudon once was a town (the road signs still today reads Ville Meudon) and only in XIX century it became a part of Paris.
The observatory is located near the huge park and here starts Avenue de Chateau. Our race will start here. We walk down the avenue and enjoy the superb views across the Siene to the central part of Paris. Somewhere in the half way in one of the large beautiful houses Richard Wagner has lived and created his famous Flying Dutchman.
Further on we proceed through the beautiful park down to the Seine and by the Seine to the center of Paris. On the way we cross the river to Ille St. Germain (the race will go there) and through it’ s park, than further to the artificial island Ile aux Cignes (swans island) and to the Eiffel tower. We end the beautiful walk with a lunch in Pizzeria on Grenelle blvrd near Seine.