Paris boasts one of the best metro systems in Europe, and yet, according to many tourists who have visited Paris in the past, the best way to see Paris and appreciate everything it has to offer is to explore the city on foot. Walking in Paris is a more comfortable way to getting to know the French capital. Experiencing the city in this unusual manner allows you to empathize with it, understand how Parisians are really like, and appreciate the diverse French culture more effectively than by reading about the city on a pamphlet. In fact, one of the best advantages of a Paris apartment rental is that you can base yourself in a local neighborhood that will be an excellent starting point for foot excursions.So whether you set out on foot, or take advantage of the local bicycle system rack near your Paris apartment rental, you are set for an exciting and rewarding day.
There are so many things to see in Paris and going around town by metro is fast, it will deprive you of the opportunity to see Paris’ beauty. Observing the intricacies of Hausmann buildings, the stunning form of Wallace fountains scattered across the city, and the evolution of Paris’ elegant lamps are things you would have missed had you chosen to go through Paris by metro or even by car. Going around Paris in a private or rented car can also get expensive in the long run and sightseeing by metro or bus can get costly if you are not familiar with Paris’ metro pass. But most important, to feel the pulse of the city, its unique smells and aromas, the sensation of cobblestones under your feet, the moods, tones, and hues that change from block to block, one needs to set out on foot.
Although walking may seem like a smart way to see Paris, it is not for everyone. Fortunately, the velib system, which is an e-bike rental system, can also be a smart alternative. For a euro per day, you can use the velib to go around the city and visit landmarks within or outside your district. After using the velib, simply drop it off at a velib parking station. This unique system gives locals and visitors the opportunity to pick up and drop off bicycles at dozens of points in every Paris neighborhood. If you want to stop for a bit, park the bike in one of the convenient racks that are dispersed throughout Paris, explore the shop or neighborhood that interests you on foot, and then resume your bicycle tour whenever it is convenient.
When touring Paris, you can always take your pick between two easy and steady forms of transport: on foot or by pedal. This is an innovation and opportunity that few cities offer and it is perfectly suited for Paris’ size and scope. By combining both, you will have unique access to the Paris of Parisians and to enjoy the benefits of your Paris apartment rental. By foot or by pedal, Paris promises you an extraordinary and breathtaking experience.
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