Monday, June 27, 2011

Paris at Night

While in Paris I received a recommendation to take a night bike tour. Now I don't know about the rest of you but taking a bike ride on my vacation, in Paris, didn't initially seem like something I wanted to do, but then I looked into it and warmed up to the idea...after it was over then I wish I would have booked a full-day tour with the group, it was amazing!

We booked our tour with Fat Tire Bike Tours...they specialize in English language tours in Paris, Barcelona, London and Berlin. Our guide was a college student from Alabama but very knowledgeable of the area and attractions. Our tour started and ended at the FTBT offices not far from the Eiffel Tower and took us around the city in an 8 mile bike ride and an hour boat tour down the Seine while being served wine. Highlights included:

All the bikes had names...mine was called the Thrillho, awesome.

Notre Dame, one of the first stops on the trip.

Ice Cream from was so rich...we were
along the St. Louis bridge.

Riding around the fountain outside the Louvre

Our group riding out the front of the Louvre

From the boat was awesome!

From the the views of the Eiffel Tower!
A couple of things to note on the tour...the tour starts at 7:00 p.m. and lasts 4+ hours so take a nap during the day. When we were there in June it didn't get DARK until after 10 so only a small part of your tour is truly in the dark. It is a bike ride...wear appropriate shoes, but they are California cruisers so they have wider seats and are easy to ride. Pack a bottle of water and a jacket, it got cool on the boat especially, you can tie them onto the bike with bungee cords they have on them. And the bonus is you get a FREE postcard and magnet to take home with you.

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