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Paris Promenade
Paris Promenade 1 in Mario Kart Tour
View of the Eiffel Tower
Information
Appears in Mario Kart Tour (2019 (1), 2020 (2), 2021 (3))
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 1) (2022)
Cup(s) Golden Dash Cup
Tour(s)
Staff Ghost 2:07.401 by Nin★Adrien (8 Deluxe)
(Peach with the Standard Kart, Slim, Peach Parasol) (150cc)
1:27.101 by Nin★Joost (8 Deluxe)
(Rosalina with the Comet, Slim, Super Glider) (200cc)
Online play Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart Tour Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade
The map of Paris Promenade 1 from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade 2
Map of Paris Promenade 2 from Mario Kart Tour.
Paris Promenade 3
Map of Paris Promenade 3 from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of <small>Tour</small> Paris Promenade in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
“Bonjour, everyone! A race unlike any other is about to unfold over these historic cobblestone streets!”
Lakitu, Mario Kart Tour News[1]

Paris Promenade is a race course in Mario Kart Tour. It is named after and inspired by Paris, France. The course has three routes, which are simply called Paris Promenade (known as Paris Promenade 1 between versions 1.2.0 and 1.4.0), Paris Promenade 2 and Paris Promenade 3, with each route debuting in the 2019 Paris Tour, the Valentine's Tour (a nod to the city's nickname "the city of love") and the 2021 Paris Tour, respectively. Unlike most city courses in Mario Kart Tour, this course is very compact and is set within a very small area with all three routes overlapping each other significantly, visiting the same landmarks as a result, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Additionally, the second route starts in the opposite direction compared to the other two.

The first route is a favorite of Cat Peach, Peach (Vacation), Mario (Santa), Luigi (Classic), Cat Luigi, Waluigi (Bus Driver), and the Cat Mii Racing Suit, the second is a favorite of Black Yoshi, Bowser Jr. (Pirate), Baby Peach (Cherub), Baby Rosalina (Detective), Mario (Chef), Mario (Aviator), Rosalina (Chef), the Birdo and Cat Mii Racing Suits, and also Cat Toad if he is at level 3. The third is a favorite of Yellow Toad (Pit Crew), Cat Toad, White Yoshi, Rosalina (Halloween), Peach (Halloween), Luigi (Painter), Cat Rosalina, Dr. Luigi, and the Peach and Birdo Mii Racing Suits.

In the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Paris Promenade returns as the first course of the Golden Dash Cup.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

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Paris Promenade's course layout in relation to its other layoutsParis Promenade 2's course layout in relation to its other layouts
Paris Promenade 3's course layout in relation to its other layouts
The city course's routes in relation to each other.

Paris Promenade[edit]

The course begins at a road facing the Arc de Triomphe. One bypass road for the Arc appears on the left side, though the player can also use a shortcut inside the Arc by breaking through two Piranha Plant wooden cutouts. After a gradual left, the player encounters a Glide Ramp that sends them over the Jardins du Trocadéro and underneath the Eiffel Tower, where some Goombas reside. Afterwards, the player must make a sharp left, followed by another left next to a Big Piranha Plant and a bypass of the Luxor Obelisk leading to the finish line.

The course also appears as Paris Promenade R (reversed), Paris Promenade T (with ramps), and Paris Promenade R/T (reversed and with ramps).

Appearances

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Paris Promenade tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour § Paris Promenade.

Bonus challenges
Ring Race
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances
Thumbnail of the Ring Race bonus challenge held in Paris Promenade Regular Peach's icon from Mario Kart Tour
Peach
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 10
  • 20
  • 32
Paris Tour (2019)

Paris Promenade 2[edit]

This layout is driven in the opposite direction compared to the first layout, and it visits a different side of the city. In the standard layout, the racers start the course in a street facing the Luxor Obelisk instead of the Arc de Triomphe like in Paris Promenade 1. On Place de la Concorde, a street on the right leads to the Eiffel Tower. Players can see on the right the Pont d'Iéna and a bateau-mouche on the Seine. The street then turns left, and goes underneath the Eiffel Tower, where some Goombas reside. Players then have a view on Cathedral of Notre Dame in the background. Afterwards, racers must make a sharp left leading to a roundabout with a Big Piranha Plant in the center. After passing through a part of the Louvre, players have a view on Sacré-Cœur in the background, as well as Opéra Garnier and La Madeleine along the large left turn. Then, another left turn in front of the Église Saint-Augustin leads to the Arc de Triomphe, which racers get around to find the finish line.

The course also appears as Paris Promenade 2R (reverse), Paris Promenade 2T (with ramps), and Paris Promenade 2R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Appearances

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Paris Promenade tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour § Paris Promenade 2.

Bonus challenges
Ring Race
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances
Thumbnail of the Larry Cup challenge from the Valentine's Tour; a Ring Race challenge set on Paris Promenade 2 (reused as the Rosalina Cup's bonus challenge in the Metropolitan Tour) Regular Larry Koopa's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Larry
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 10
  • 15
  • 25
Valentine's Tour
Metropolitan Tour
Glider Challenge
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances
Thumbnail of the Toadette Cup challenge from the Valentine's Tour; a Glider Challenge set on Paris Promenade 2 Regular Peachette's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Peachette
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 200
  • 450
  • 620
Valentine's Tour

Paris Promenade 3[edit]

The course starts at the Arc de Triomphe, just like the first route. Racers make a right curve around the Arc before continuing, as in Paris Promenade. The path continues for much the same until the Eiffel Tower, where players make a left turn rather than drive through the tower, making this the only Paris course to have this distinction. Racers then drive towards the Luxor Obelisk before making a right turn to a Big Piranha Plant, where racers then drive to the left as they would in Paris Promenade 2. However, the racers are cut off from driving back to Arc de Triomphe as the path takes them back to the Luxor Obelisk before a final right turn to the Finish Line.

The course also appears as Paris Promenade 3R (reverse), Paris Promenade 3T (with ramps), and Paris Promenade 3R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Appearances

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Paris Promenade tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour § Paris Promenade 3.

Bonus challenges
Ring Race
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances
Thumbnail of the Ludwig Cup challenge from the 2021 Paris Tour; a Ring Race challenge set on Paris Promenade 3 Regular Peach's icon from Mario Kart Tour
Peach
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 15
  • 25
  • 32
Paris Tour (2021)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Paris Promenade in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Paris Promenade makes its console debut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe via the Booster Course Pass. It is the first course of the Golden Dash Cup and one of three Mario Kart Tour courses added in the first wave of the DLC, alongside Tour Tokyo Blur and Ninja Hideaway, which are featured in the Lucky Cat Cup. This version of the course combines all three of its routes from Mario Kart Tour.

The first two laps act as a combined version of Paris Promenade 1 and 3, using elements and pathways of both versions. Players start facing the Arc de Triomphe and can go around either side of it, or through the wooden cutouts of Piranha Plants underneath it using a Dash Mushroom or Super Star. After a gradual left, players will take a Glide Ramp over the Jardins du Trocadéro. Afterwards, the player is given two routes they can choose from. One goes underneath the Eiffel Tower before turning left like in Paris Promenade; the other turns left just before the Tower, then turns right at the Luxor Obelisk, like in Paris Promenade 3. Both paths lead to a roundabout with a Big Piranha Plant in the center. Afterward, the path takes after Paris Promenade 3, circling around to the other side of the Luxor Obelisk and turning back towards the starting line.

In the third lap, the players are forced to turn right by an arrow field that blocks off the Arc de Triomphe to a path past the Église Saint-Augustin like in Paris Promenade 2R, before starting to traverse the course in the opposite direction as the last two laps, similarly to the R variants of the Paris Promenade 1 and 3. Because of this, it is possible to pass by racers still on a previous lap driving in the opposite direction, similarly to Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The race ends on the opposite side of the start/finish line that the race started on. All of the aforementioned alternate pathways remain the same. However, if the player is thrown into the Jardins du Trocadéro by an item during this lap, Lakitu will pick up the player and forcibly move them back to the track.

The minimap has been rotated 90 degrees compared to the equivalent minimaps in Tour. While the Big Piranha Plant at the roundabout remains, the pipes and Goombas under the Eiffel Tower have been replaced by a Dash Panel. If the player takes the path to the left of the Eiffel Tower, the right turn afterwards will now have pipes on the path. This is currently the only Tour city track to appear in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where the same layout is used on more than one lap (namely the first and second laps). All of the other city tracks have a different layout on each of the three laps.

As with all other courses from Wave 1, this course's icon and lighting were adjusted slightly in the 2.1.0 update.

Sponsors[edit]

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: We're excited to introduce a new course in #MarioKartTour, Paris Promenade! Take in the sights as you race through the French capital. But don't get too close to the edge of the road—some of the greenery is out to get you![2]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: See a different side of the city in this Paris Promenade course in #MarioKartTour. Paris may be alive with fragrant flowers, but not all of them are just for show—beware the Piranha Plant's bite![3]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: The Wedding Tour is almost over. Thanks for racing! Next up in #MarioKartTour: Paris Promenade 3 takes center stage in the Paris Tour![4]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Nintendo Magazine 2022 Summer: This course, with its beautiful cobblestone and familiar architecture, is based on the elegant Paris. Towards the beginning of the race, there is an area lined with fashionable boutiques and galleries and some fancy cafes.[5]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Paris Promenade[edit]

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Paris Promenade 2[edit]

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Paris Promenade 3[edit]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パリ プロムナード
Pari Puromunādo
Paris Promenade
Chinese (Simplified) 巴黎兜风
Bālí Dōufēng
Drive in Paris
Chinese (Traditional) 巴黎兜風
Bālí Dōufēng
Drive in Paris
Dutch Parijs-Promenade Paris Promenade
French Promenade à Paris Paris Promenade
German Paris-Parcours Paris Course
Italian Promenade di Parigi Paris Promenade
Korean 파리 산책로
Pali Sanchaeglo
Paris Promenade
Portuguese (NOA) Bulevar de Paris Paris Boulevard
Portuguese (NOE) Avenidas de Paris Paris Avenues
Russian Парижские бульвары
Parizhskiye bulvary
Paris Boulevards
Spanish Bulevares de París Paris Boulevards

Trivia[edit]

  • Paris Promenade and Peach Gardens are the only Mario Kart courses to have their music in 3/4 time.
  • In a trailer posted to promote the release of Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass, the glide ramp before the Eiffel Tower is replaced by a generic ramp (similar to Paris Promenade 3), but still functions like a glide ramp.[6]
  • A painting of this course can be seen on the Flying Easel glider.

References[edit]

  1. ^ File:MKT News Paris Tour.pngMedia:MKT News Paris Tour.png
  2. ^ mariokarttourEN (November 7, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  3. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 30, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  4. ^ @mariokarttourEN. (June 15, 2021) Twitter Received June 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Nintendo Magazine 2022 Summer (Digital English edition). nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 16, 2022. (Archived July 29, 2022, 08:23:52 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  6. ^ https://youtu.be/0PpEiH23bMs?t=22