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Cycling from Meaux to Paris

Cycling from Meaux to Paris

A few weeks ago, I joined a group of friends from the Anglo American Press Association in Paris on a bike ride from Meaux back to Paris. We took a 9:51am Saturday train from Gare de l'Est to Meaux, arriving in only about 25 minutes and for a mere 8 EUR. Just across...

Le Peloton Café

Le Peloton Café

There's a great new café just a few minutes' walk from my Marais apartment, on one of my favorite streets, rue du Pont Louis-Philippe. And not only does this café serve the usual coffee and baked goods, the owners also offer bike rentals and bike tours through their...

Paris’s Bike Paths

Paris’s Bike Paths

In recent years, the Paris Mayor's office (both under Bertrand Delanoë and now Anne Hidalgo) has launched an aggressive campaign to discourage car traffic in the city center. Last week, I wrote about the (very) temporary driving ban. I have also written about the...

The 7 Best (Only?) Deals in Paris

The 7 Best (Only?) Deals in Paris

Paris is an expensive city.  Certainly American tourists are balking at prices these days, coming from the dollar zone.  But it is expensive even to those of us paid in euros.  Here are the few deals I have found.  They may not make up for high rents, exorbitant...

La Coulée Verte & Parc de Sceaux

La Coulée Verte & Parc de Sceaux

A wonderful day trip or even half-day escape from the city is the Coulée Verte (or “Green Corridor”) extending to and beyond the Parc de Sceaux south of Paris.  The Coulée Verte is a series of parks and greenways that connect to form an uninterrupted 12-kilometer...

Cycling to Lac d’Orient

Cycling to Lac d’Orient

Despite the new bike bus and taxi lanes around Paris and the convenience of the Velib’ bike rental system, I am still a bit nervous to ride a bike in Paris.  I will cycle in Paris once in a while, but I had almost forgotten that the experience can be enjoyable and...

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