The 2014 edition of La Parisienne women’s race

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La Parisienne women’s race is a popular sports event that is organised in Paris each year. In 2014, the 18th edition took place on Sunday 15th September.


This Sunday morning, we took the bus to Boulevard de Grenelle to take a few photos of the Eiffel Tower. We did not know that at the same time, the famous women’s race was on! Hosting some 35,000 participants, the event started and finished in a prestigious site: at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, no less!

The 6.7 km long race started on Pont d’Iéna and the finish line was set in Place Joffre in front of the École Militaire. It was a organised in a festive and joyful atmosphere. The route was lined with more than 600 musicians performing various styles of music.

The race is motivated by bringing about breast cancer awareness to all as the illness is the most common cause of cancer death for women in France. It is estimated that 11,900 French women lost their lives to cancer in 2012. For more information about the race, check out http://www.la-parisienne.net

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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