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Heart of Paris Bike Tour

Paris, France

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the historic highlights and hidden backstreets of Paris on a 3-hour bike tour in the heart of the city. Follow your local guide on a route through either in the fashionable Marais district or the culturally rich Left Bank neighborhoods of St-Germain and the Latin Quarter. Learn about the city’s medieval and modern attractions as you pedal through the storied streets, and enjoy the leisurely pace and flexibility of a two-wheeled tour.
  • Central Paris cycling tour
  • Choice of Marais and Left Bank routes
  • Cycle past the Centre Pompidou, Palais Royal and Notre Dame on the Marais tour
  • Cycle through St Germain and Luxembourg on the Latin Quarter tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Bike and insurance included
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

22 Rue Alphonse Baudin, 75011 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
The nearest metro station is Richard Lenoir (Line 5).

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Touring Paris by bike allows you to cover many miles of historic ground with the flexibility to slow down and stop often for breaks and photos. Connect with your guide at the meeting point in central Paris’ 11th arrondissement, where you’ll be fitted for a bike and helmet. Set off on the route selected by your guide based on group preferences and the days traffic and weather conditions.

Marais TourSpreading across the third and fourth arrondissements, Le Marais was once home to many of Paris’ wealthy and aristocratic families. Today, it’s one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods with an abundance of art galleries and high-end boutiques. See evidence of Marais's artistic leanings with a stop in front of the ultramodern Centre Pompidou cultural complex. Peddle across the public expanse of Les Halles and past the Palais Royal, and see the iconic glass pyramid and monumental architecture of the Louvre. Get a glimpse of the twin bell towers of Notre Dame Cathedral before returning to the original departure point.

Latin Quarter TourOnce the main haunt of Parisian artists and intellectuals, the Latin Quarter boasts a rich bohemian past. Pedal through the fountains and chestnut groves of Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the artsy streets of St Germain-des-Pres. Learn about the many famous painters and writers who once frequented the area’s cafés as you cruise past charming bookstores, fashion outposts, design galleries and antique shops. Visit the Arenes de Lutece historic site where ancient Roman amphitheater once stood before cycling back to the departure point.
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Domaine National du Palais-Royal
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Left Bank (Rive Gauche)
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Latin Quarter
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Luxembourg Gardens
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Paris a Velo
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Les Halles
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arenes de Lutece
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Marais
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Centre Pompidou
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paris Saint Germain
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • The distance covered is approximately 8 miles / 13 kilometers
  • Please note the tour operates as usual during the Tour de France
  • Tandem bikes for the tour must be requested at time of booking. Where a tandem is not available, two standard bikes will be booked.
  • OPERATED BY Paris a velo c'est sympa!

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Heart of Paris Bike Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Amazing experience! Our tour guide...
Elizabeth R
, Jul 2016
Amazing experience! Our tour guide, Alec, took us to so many parts of the city, which gave us a great overview of Paris. We learned an impressive amount about the city and its landmarks. Highly recommend this tour.
My daughter and I signed up for seven...
, Jul 2016
My daughter and I signed up for seven tours during our 18 day European visit and enjoyed all that we attended. However, without a doubt, this was my daughter's favorite tour. Our tour guide was not only knowledgeable, but entertaining. He did an excellent job speaking in both French and English.
An unexpexed change of plan anniversary...
David G
, Jan 2016
An unexpexed change of plan anniversary of Charlie Hebdo resulted in a change of route to the south of the city. Change was handled efficiently by Viator staff and we were happy with the new route. Excellent tour, friendly and informed briefing by guide. Very happy with event.
Cultural tour of the city, lots of...
, Oct 2014
Cultural tour of the city, lots of background info, not a lot of the big interesting sites
Loved it ! My wife says it was her...
, Sep 2014
Loved it ! My wife says it was her favorite as we saw Paris in a way we would otherwise not have seen.
Really good tour, really good guide...
Jamie T
, Sep 2013
Really good tour, really good guide. Great way to get a historical overview/perspective and orientated around central Paris early in our stay. Had the confidence to use the Paris Bikes throughout the week following the tour. Highly recommended.
Amazing fun bike tour! We biked to...
jennifer c
, Jul 2013
Amazing fun bike tour! We biked to central Paris and the bikes were easy to ride. We would stop a few times an hour and the tour guide would give us the history of where we stopped. We also had a bicycle guard (he would ride behind the last person in the tour to make sure they made it) and he would watch the bikes when we took lunch. The 3 hours flew by so fast and we were not the least bit tired, after all we did bike for a few hours. I highly recommend this bike tour to anyone that wants to see the hidden spots of Paris.
This was a pleasant bike ride through...
Mary Lou G
, Jul 2013
This was a pleasant bike ride through the backstreets of Paris. You really get a feel for the real Paris, in contrast to the tourist side of the city. The tour guide was very informative and spoke great English. She actually gave the information in French and English, as our group was both. The weather was a bit drizzly, but didn't mind it, as the city is so intriguing in any weather. I only gave 4 stars, as I thought we could have gone to more places int the allotted time. Good value for the money though and the greatest way to see any city, is to bike it!
This was the highlight of our weekend...
, Dec 2012
This was the highlight of our weekend in Paris. The tour guide had perfect english and brought us through some lovely backstreets that would be impossible to see by car. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody that wants to see Paris in a different way.
Great way to discover central paris...
Gilbert A
, Jul 2012
Great way to discover central paris, the guide was enthusiastic and informative. Would recomment to anybody visiting Paris.

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