See Paris by bike, by Segway or on rollerblades

  • Paris, France

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    Paris, France

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  • Ile Saint Louis, Paris, France

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    Ile Saint Louis, Paris, France

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  • Segway on the Champ de Mars, Paris, France

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    Segway on the Champ de Mars, Paris, France

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See Paris by bike, by Segway or on rollerblades paris fr

There’s nothing quite like exploring the French capital on wheels – it’s culture and exercise combined. The bicycle is gaining ground in Paris thanks to the city council; as well as 200km of dedicated cycle lanes, an additional 70km of bus lanes are also accessible to cyclists. On Sundays and public holidays some of the Seine expressways and canal roads are reserved exclusively for cyclists and rollerbladers (as well as pedestrians) as part of the ‘Paris Respire’ (‘Paris Breathes’) campaign. Rent a bike for a day, a weekend or a week from depots near the main train stations and along major tourist routes. To tour without pedalling try the Segway, a mono-passenger electric vehicle with two wheels available at Mobilboard Paris-Invalides, or join an organised rollerblade tour group – competent skaters can meet on Place Raoul Dautry in Montparnasse on Friday evenings at 10pm, and beginners at Boulevard Bourdon in Bastille at 2pm on Sundays.

 

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