Discover the rich heritage of Paris by bike
Located in the chic 6th arrondissement, the Hotel d'Angleterre welcomes you in an intimate and luxurious setting. During your stay, why not combine sightseeing with some gentle physical activity? Here’s a guide to discovering Paris by bike, on both banks of the Seine.
Explore Paris by bike on the Left Bank of the Seine
Start your journey in the Latin Quarter, renowned for its prestigious centres of higher learning such as the Sorbonne and the Lycée Henri IV. From the Place de Contrescarpes, cross the Montagne Saint-Geneviève to arrive at the Panthéon, the neoclassical monument dedicated to the great figures of French history. Head right around this magnificent building to the Rue Soufflot to go straight to the Palais du Luxembourg Palace and its gardens.
You’ll need to cross this superb green space on foot (cycling is prohibited), but you can start pedalling again along the Boulevard St-Germain. This takes you to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, where you’ll find the oldest church in Paris, famous literary cafes and many other fascinating places. Less than 2 km further, the Rue de l'Université will lead you to the Esplanade des Invalides, where you can treat yourself to a well-deserved picnic on the lawn.
Visit Paris by bike on the Right Bank
This bicycling circuit is mainly located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Starting from the Place de l'Alma, which has a great view of the Eiffel Tower, you can reach the Champs-Élysées past the mansions and embassies that line the Avenue Georges V. After the Champs-Élysées, the Avenue Winston Churchill will lead you to the quays of the Seine and the Pont Alexandre III. Cross this bridge to the Left Bank for a small but delightful detour through the Parc Rives de Seine before returning to the Right Bank via the Pont de la Concorde and the Place de la Concorde. Your bike ride then continues along the Seine. You’ll want to check out the Jardins des Tuileries and the Orsay Museum on the way. Finally, you’ll come to the Louvre Museum and its far-famed pyramid.
Hotel d'Angleterre, a charming hotel at the heart of Saint Germain des Prés