With less traffic, sunny days and beautiful avenues lined with dedicated bike paths, Paris in summer is a cyclist’s paradise. Set out from your Hotel Les Deux Girafes to explore the capital by taking advantage of the easy to use self-service bicycle rental system. We’ll explain everything to you!


Cycling in Paris; instructions for use

Whether you need to get to a museum, a restaurant or a park, or perhaps just want to enjoy a little exercise while wandering our city’s beautiful streets, Vélib' is the solution! Vélib' is the large-scale public bicycle sharing system that was set up in Paris back in 2007. Each of the many stations in Paris and its suburbs is equipped with an automatic rental terminal. All you need is a credit card. Just pick a bike and return it to any station. If you want to take things a little easier, you can even rent electric bikes. The Hotel Les Deux Girafes team will be happy to direct you to the nearest stations.


Touring Paris the eco-friendly way

Paris has committed to a policy of encouraging eco-friendly modes of transport. The routes reserved for bicycles are increasing in number, allowing you to pedal serenely and safely between the most beautiful monuments of the capital. It’s also easy to go for rides amidst the beauties of nature thanks to the shade-dappled paths of the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes. Finally, if the weather is too hot, leave your bike at the entrance to the Parc André-Citroën and enjoy refreshing water games by the Seine...

The freedom and independence of cycling brings an additional touch of summer relaxation to a Parisian break. Discover the city’s loveliest places by bike. It’s healthy, fun and environmentally friendly!



Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bastille-République district