You can rent a bike in Paris with Velib. (Vélib for vélo "bike", and lib for "liberty").
Anyone can pick up a bike at any metro station or anywhere there's a "borne" (stand) of bikes, ride around for half an hour, and then leave it at any Velib' stand.
The first half hour is free, and not only that, the bikes themselves are extremely cool, a sort of futuristic bike that makes you feel like there is nothing more high-tech and advanced than a bicycle. (bikes has been designed by French designer Patrick Jouin)
We recommend you one of our various Guided Bike Tours, so you will be guided by our professional guides and get to know the real Paris.
How tu use Velib ?
Vélib’ is a Self Service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. Pick up a bike from any station with your credit card (attention: your card must have a microchip, or it won’t work); then deposit it at the station closest to your final destination (there’s only about 300 metres between each station).
Short-terms users can also subscribe to Vélib’. A 1-day or a 7-day Vélib’ ticket is available for purchase on the web or at any of our Vélib’ Service Points. Day Vélib’ ticket (€1,70) and 7-day Vélib’ ticket (€8) A 1 Day or 7 Day Vélib’ Ticket gives you unlimited number of journeys for the duration of the subscription period.