"The Velib Bicycle System" Cycling Tip by johngayton
Cycling, Paris: 27 reviews and 49 photos
Me, I gave this a miss. I enjoy cycling out and about on the car-free routes around where I live but the idea of cycling on the wrong side of the road in a strange city centre is too scary, especially having noticed the number of cars around Paris with collision dents...sorry but not confident enough ;(
However, for you bold people, Paris offers a cycle hire system with racks of bikes ready for use. You have to register on the site with a credit card to cover a deposit (they don't take the money, merely use your card details for insurance). Then, if I read the site correctly, they send you a smart card and off you go.
The bikes are free for the first half-hour and then cost 1 Euro for each half-hour after that up to a max of 4 Euros per day (if I'm reading the French language site correctly).
But as I said - TOO SCARY FOR ME! I'll stick to walking and the Metro!
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