Paris by bike: Discover the hidden charms of the City of Light

Paris, the City of Light, is full of treasures to explore, and one of the best ways to do so is by bike.

This iconic metropolis is famous for its architectural beauty, picturesque cobbled streets, historic monuments and delicious cuisine. Today, we’ll take you on a memorable stroll through the city, starting from the 4 Impasse des Carrières, in the district 16eand showing you where you can rent bikes to make your experience even more enjoyable.

Our starting point is 4 Impasse des Carrières, a charming corner of Paris’s 16th arrondissement. This quiet, picturesque street is an ideal place to start your cycling adventure. You can admire the typical Parisian architecture and feel the peaceful atmosphere of this district.

Before you leave, make sure you bring your own bike or rent one. Several options are available nearby. Here are some recommended places to rent bikes in the area:

  1. Vélib’ Métropole : Paris’ famous self-service bicycle system is very practical. You can find Vélib’ stations all over Paris, including in the 16th arrondissement.
  2. Paris à Vélo : This company offers high-quality bike rentals. They also offer guided bike tours if you want a more immersive experience.
  3. COCOCHARGE : 4 square Auguste Renoir – 75014 Paris (31 min by public transport, 22min by car)
  4. Paris Vélo : 22 rue Alphonse Baudin – 75011 Paris (38 min by public transport, 31min by car)
  5. Paulette : 115 rue Brancion – 75015 Paris (32 min by public transport, 19min by car)

Now that you’re all set, let’s discover some of Paris by bike, the perfect way to soak up the city of lights.

First stop: The Eiffel Tower and the banks of the Seine

After renting your bike, head for the Eiffel Tower. It’s one of the world’s most iconic monuments, and seeing it in person is an unforgettable experience. Take your time to admire the neighborhood, smell the fragrance of the surrounding bakeries, contemplate the city through its mural sculptures and finish with this imposing iron structure and, if you like, climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city. But don’t forget to look down to admire the tower grotto and its bassins à Koïs.

Then head for theBerges de la Seine, where you can ride along the river on the cycle path that runs alongside it, while enjoying magnificent views of the monuments of Paris. Around the riverbanks, you’ll have the chance to explore some little-known spots that are perfect for a stroll. So don’t hesitate to slalom along the banks of the bois de Boulogne and take a break in theparc André Citroën andl’île des Cygnes. This first stop is the ideal start to a gentle discovery of Paris, where you can sample French specialties in one of the many cafés along the way.

Second stop: Museums

Continue your stroll to discover the many museums that make Paris a city filled with culture. First stop, the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s greatest art museums. You may not be able to see everything in one visit, but you can linger in front of the famous Glass Pyramid.

Right next door to the Louvre isthe musée de l’Orangerie, with its temporary and permanent exhibitions devoted to Monet, Picasso and other famous artists. Stop off at Musée des arts décoratifs to discover designs and fashion through the centuries. Pass through the musée de l’Institut français if you’re a fan of old books and manuscripts. And finish with the Hunting and Nature Museum to discover how man has evolved over the centuries. If you’re feeling peckish on the way, you’ll find the nearby Jardins des Tuileries, a green, peaceful space that offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Shady paths and ponds make it an ideal place to relax by bike.

Arrival : The shopping stop

To round off your stroll in style, head to Rue Saint Honoré, Rue Cambon and Rue de la Paix for some window shopping. Between Dior, Gucci, Channel etc., let yourself be intoxicated by the often themed windows of these different luxury houses.

End your tour atthe Arc de Triomphe, another emblematic symbol of Paris. The arch is located at the top of the avenue and offers a breathtaking view of the city. It’s the perfect place to capture memorable photos of your day.

Your tour is coming to an end. Pedal your way from the Arc de Triomphe to your Suite Urbaine, in the heart of Paris. 4 impasses des carrières 75016, by stopping to drop off your bike!

Don’t forget to obey the highway code, take precautions when cycling, and make the most of your stay in Paris. The city has so much to offer, and exploring by bike is one of the best ways to see it all.

Enjoy the ride!