Paris Marathon: heavily disrupted traffic

The 2022 edition of the Paris marathon will take place this Sunday April 4 in Paris. Traffic and parking will be severely disrupted during this day.

While the departure takes place on the avenue des Champs-Élysées around 8 am, many districts of Paris will be closed to traffic. The streets and avenues taken by the 45,000 runners will be affected by these restrictions. The route starts on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and continues towards the east of Paris to the Bois de Vincennes, before heading west again through the banks of the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.

Areas where traffic is prohibited:

On the Champs-Élysées between Place Charles de Gaulle and the Champs-Élysées-Marcel Dassault roundabout between 2am and 2pm.

On Avenue Foch between Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny and Place Charles de Gaulle from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Throughout the race in central Paris, the 8and and 9and arrondissements, rue de Rivoli, place Vendôme, avenue de l’Opéra from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 11and and 12and arrondissement, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and place de la Bastille until 3:30 p.m.

Voie Georges Pompidou and avenue de New-York from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Avenue du President Kennedy and Boulevard Exelmans until 4:30 p.m.

Boulevard Suchet, Allée de Longchamp and Route de Suresnes until 5 p.m.

Namely, the ring road and the bridges are also affected by these traffic bans. Parking is prohibited all along the route so as not to disturb the runners, until Sunday at the end of the day. Details of the restrictions can be found here.

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