If you plan to visit Paris, which they say is the city of love, and you think about how you will know so many emblematic places in a few days. We advise you a very romantic and fun way. “Make it up on a motorcycle.”
Paris is one of European capitals with the most motorbikes. At Motoridays we offer you a wide variety of motorcycle rentals in Paris. We are going to give you some tips and recommend places to make your view pleasant and make the most of it.
Driving around Paris is quite easy if you know it a bit, but it is best to have the GPS well in sight and follow your directions to the heart. Keep in mind that it is a city with more than 10 million inhabitants, and if you get lost you can end up knowing where. There are days when there is a lot of traffic, especially on large avenues, even if you go by motorcycle you have to be patient and be careful, keep in mind that Parisians are used to driving there. Strolling around is a good option to take away traffic, but there are many cobbled streets where it is uncomfortable to ride a motorcycle.
Then we are going to comment on some things that can help you in your visit to the most visited places in Paris.
Must visit if you go to Paris. If you do not want to queue a lot, it is best to get tickets in advance and early in the morning. The Eiffel Tower receives almost 7 million visitors a year. You can walk up to the second floor, but keep in mind that there are 1,665 steps. To the top you can only climb by elevator. If you don’t feel like climbing so many steps you can always do it in the elevator. So think about it before taking out your tickets.
We recommend you spend the night with your motorcycle and see it illuminated, it is a wonderful show that you can not miss. From the fields of Mars and the Trocadero gardens you will have a beautiful view of it.
Arch of Triumph
It is at the end of the Avenue of the Champs Elysees, the most glamorous avenue in the city, there are large firms where you will go crazy if you go shopping.
The Arc de Triomphe is the largest in the world. It was ordered to be built by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate the triumph in the battle of Austerlitz. On its terrace you can enjoy wonderful views of the city, and for this you will only have to climb 286 steps.
The avenue of the Champs Elysees has a length of almost 2 kilometers that connect the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, it is the main artery of Paris. It is worth it to travel on a motorcycle. You will not have any problem when you arrive with your motorcycle or when parking it in the area.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Located on the Island of La Cité, it is one of the best known temples worldwide, especially after the disastrous fire it suffered on April 15, 2019.
The main attraction of this cathedral is to visit its towers, and of course you will have to go back up 402 steps. A few steps before reaching the top you can admire the bell tower, the bells and the famous bourdon Emmanuel (the biggest bell) of 13 tons. You will pass through the gallery of the chimeras that will allow you to approach the famous gargoyles. And you will also have another panoramic view of the city from within the Seine. We recommend watching the sunset from up there.
The entrance to the cathedral is free, for the towers you have to get tickets. Remember that you can only access with a backpack and camera so leave the helmet well stored on the motorcycle.
Paris National Opera
We recommend you reserve a time to visit the Opera and look at its 220 square meter ceiling. It was inaugurated in 1964, paying homage to 12 operas and 12 composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Verdi and Tchaikovski, among others.
Located on the Boulevard des Italiens, there is usually traffic in this area, many buses and dump trucks for the large number of establishments in the area. But if you respect the traffic rules you will not have to take any surprise. You can easily park here.
You can not miss this great museum. One of the most visited in the world. Keep in mind that if you want to visit it you have to check out the tickets well in advance.
Getting there will be easy by motorcycle, since it is located in the center of the city and there are many directions to get there. We advise you to take a walk through the gardens of the Tullerias before or after the visit to the museum. And remind you that you can spend almost the entire day inside the museum if you want to see it well.
Sacré Coeur and Montmartre neighborhood
The Montmartre neighborhood is located on a hill, to visit it you have to go up and down slopes, mostly cobblestones. It has a special charm, that bohemian air that will move you to the time of the most picturesque and artistic France.
It is difficult to access by motorcycle around here, so we advise you to leave it parked as close as possible and walk through its peculiar streets. Here you will also have to climb steps to reach the top, there is also the option of climbing on the funicular.
The Sacré Coeur Basilica is open to all visitors who wish to access it. It is beautiful to sit on its steps and observe the life of the city. The stairways are always very set with tourists and by the Parisians themselves.
From Motoridays we hope we have helped you with this post. If you have any questions about our services we will be happy to advise you.