Posted: June 21, 2013 | Author: arrowone | Filed under: Me, Travel | Tags: bike rentals in Paris, bike riding in Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg, Musee d'Orsay, National holiday, Paris |
We wake up to an eerily quiet Paris and head to Cafe de Flore for caffeine.
Notice the lack of people, cars, etc. Turns out our designated day to shop in Paris was a National Holiday, all stores and most other things – CLOSED!
So we window shop.
We hoped the museums might be open. Nope, sorry Musee d’Orsay.
We tried our hands at performance art.
We checked out the locks on the bridge – again notice the lack of people, the city felt empty.
We took a really long walk to try our hand at traditional “sight seeing”. We got really bored.
That’s when we saw these. Empty Paris + family bike ride = perfection!
Popped the kids in the baskets and off we went.
After days of walking we felt like we were flying!
Paris is surprisingly flat so the riding is truly a breeze. I highly recommend this experience.
Unfortunately the baskets were less then comfy for the kids.
And all good things must come to an end. The bike depots are all over the city, this one is 1/2 block from our apartment.
Now it’s the kids’ turn so we head back to Jardin du Luxembourg, which turns out to be where all the people are. Another perfect day, a person could get really used to this!