Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 2 night package. Paris is beautiful with plenty to see and do so, we recommend extra nights.
Saturday 1st April: Travel to Paris
Make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Paris today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. You can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for your room to be ready.
We are staying at the Hotel Rochester Champs-Elysées with breakfast included after each night’s stay.
What about my race bib collection?
As Alder Hey have secured your entry, we will collect your race bib in advance of your arrival. This will be given to you at the hotel. There is therefore no necessity to visit the Expo in Porte de Versailles unless you wish to visit in your own time.
How do I contact Marathon Tours & Travel staff during my stay?
Marathon Tours & Travel staff with local knowledge of Paris and the race will be available at certain times in the reception area of the Hotel Rochester Champs Elysées. Times and contact numbers will be provided with your final documents and itinerary.
The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Paris at your leisure.
If you have an early arrival in Paris, Marathon Tours & Travel will be organising an easy run for all participants. The route will take you from Hotel Rochester Champs Elysée to the start and finish area and is not expected to be longer than 5km. Supporters are very welcome to join too.
Sunday 2 April, 2023: The Paris Marathon
This is the day you have trained so hard for!
Early breakfasts are arranged at the hotel.
How do I get to the race start?
If you are staying at the Hotel Rochester Champs Elysées it is approx. 5 minutes walk to the start line and 1st pen and 15 minutes’ walk to the last pen on the Champs Elysées.
On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials.
The 2023 Paris Marathon
The Paris Marathon starts in waves and it is expected runners will have 5 hours 40 minutes to complete the course and receive a Paris Marathon medal. Times and details will be advised later.
Family and friends who did not enter the marathon?
You can travel by foot or public transport in your own time and pace to support and spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be happy to advise.
After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!
How do I get to my hotel from the race finish?
If you are staying at the Hotel Rochester Champs Elysées it is approx. 20 minutes’ walk from the race finish area on the Avenue Foch.
Monday 3 April, 2023: Departure
Unless you have booked extra nights with us, then today we ask that you check out of your room before 12 noon, and we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Alder Hey and Marathon Tours & Travel experience!