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Whether you're joining one of the many guided bike tours in Paris or planning your own route around the city, here are five tips to make sure it goes beautifully.
This is both the most important rule and the one you're least likely to adhere to. You might regret it transitioning between Paris' tranquil alleys and chaotic roundabouts!
Aside from the obvious ones like always stopping at red lights, make sure you're fully aware of French traffic laws and try to keep an eye out for Parisian driving quirks!
Paris is a wonderful city to explore, but that just makes it easier to get lost in! Whether it's on paper or your phone, make sure you always have the means to find your way.
Even if you don't generally use a bell, make sure the one on your rented bike is working and learn how to use it. With all the tourists, scooters, cars, and buses, you'll need it!
Want the streets to yourself? Get up before the rest of the city does. Sunday is especially good for it, but watch out for broken glass not yet cleared up from the night before!
Just as it is to wander by foot, Paris is also a terrific place to cycle. Cycling accidents are relatively uncommon compared to other major cities, but we'd advise staying clear of the Arc de Triomphe for a stress-free ride!
If you'd rather go your own way, why not take advantage of Vélib – the city's official bike rental system. It incorporates almost 20,000 bicycles across 1,200 stations. You'll need to pay a subscription – €1.70 a day or €8 for a week – and a rental fee on top of that. The first half-hour is free!
Attractions in Paris
- 1 Eiffel Tower
- 2 Seine River
- 3 Louvre Museum
- 4 Palace of Versailles
- 5 Jardin des Plantes
- 6 Place de la Bastille
- 7 Boulevard St. Germain
- 8 Champs Elysees
- 9 Hotel de Ville
- 10 Bateau Mouche
- 11 Pigalle
- 12 Moulin Rouge
- 13 Hôtel de Sully
- 14 Disneyland Paris
- 15 Ile de la Cite
- 16 Pont des Arts
- 17 Pont Neuf
- 18 Montparnasse Tower
- 19 Latin Quarter
- 20 Paris Catacombs
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