Aside from the crash I had a few weeks ago, Paris by bike is pleasure. Equally advantageous for Parisians as for out of towners, the Velib system facilitates this mode of transportation. Swipe your credit card and unlock a sturdy cruiser from the stations, many of which are just beyond a climb out from the metro.

Take a peek at this NY times article to learn more about Paris en velo. BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

Melissa Demiguel
French Culture Editor

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris...then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
Ernest Hemingway