It is so nice when you find a biking buddy! Jane from Cincinnatti is as crazy about biking as I am, but after a week cycling around Brittany you would think she needed a rest, but no, she was game for anything.
(I must say we had been cycling for about 8 hours at this point!)
We hired bikes from Parisbiketour. 38 rue Saintonge
Jane and I had spent the morning biking from The Bastille to Bois de Vincennes. The bike lane on Ave Daumesnil and the promenade plantee made it an easy pleasant ride.
Then we cycled around he Bios de Vincennes before calling in the town of Vincennes for lunch. We were delighted to find a market in full swing. We had arranged to meet Michael at parc Floral.
Bois de Vincennes.
Versallies Sunday market.
Very healthy Tuna salad.
What a difference a week makes at Parc Floral!
Sadly no waterlillies this year.
I don’t know what they have done at Parc Floral, but the flowers were beautiful today.
Sadly the rainy overnight weather had put people off and there was a smaller crowd than usual for the jazz.
We cycled back to the Bastille via Ave Daumnesil, following the cycle lane a ll thee way back.
After a short rest we decided to take an evening rise along the canal St Martin and the Canal d’Ourq, from Republique.
More about cycling in Paris tomorrow….
Love from Paris.
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Great photos! It was really fun to join Jane and your bike ride via your blog!
Well done, that is an impressive amount of bicycling!
Paris and biking won't be the same without you! See you in September!
What a great ride (and workout)! You must be in excellent shape to do this and in Paris of all places. Is it safe to bike there? Somehow I’d be a bit afraid of the traffic.
Hello Sylvia. Thanks for dropping by. It depends on your perspective. Where I come from in Bolton it is very hilly so there are not a lot of cyclists on the roads, (although the numbers are increasing after Bradley Wiggins and the olympics) there is not much provision of cycle lanes and motorists are not particularly cycle aware. So for me in Paris, the provision of proper cycle lanes, with a kerb between you and the cars, is great and because there are so many cyclists I find Paris drivers are aware of you on a bike. Pedestrians are more of a hazard! I am also a very experiences cyclist as I cycle for transport all the time at home, because petrol is so expensive I don’t use my car unless I can help it. So I cycle to work, to the shops and to visit my family etc.