Today an extraordinay phenomenon takes place in Paris, something almost utopian: the Car Free Day! The movement of motor vehicles will be prohibited today from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in the following areas: Central Perimeter (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th districts).
Here are all the places where cars won’t be allowed:
Place de la Concorde, rue Royale, boulevard de la Madeleine, boulevard des Capucines, boulevard des Italiens, boulevard Montmartre, boulevard Poissonnière, boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, boulevard Saint-Denis, boulevard Saint-Martin, place de la République between boulevard Saint-Martin and boulevard Magenta, boulevard Magenta, rue Lucien Sampaix, rue des Recollets, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, avenue de Verdun, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, rue du Terrage, rue Robert Blache, rue Emile Varlin, rue La Fayette, quai de Jemmapes, rue Louis Blanc, place du Colonel Fabien, rue de la Grange aux Belles, rue Bichat, avenue Richerand, quai de Valmy, boulevard Jules Ferry, boulevard Richard Lenoir, boulevard Voltaire, place Léon Blum, rue de la Roquette, avenue Ledru Rollin, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, place de la Bastille, boulevard Henri IV, pont de Sully, boulevard Saint-Germain, pont de la Concorde.
This is an unique opportunity to live Paris differently! Here is a selection of events you can attend today, enjoy!
1. Use the Batobus! Today the 1-day passs is 10 euros instead of 16 euros with the code “TOUS EN BATOBUS” or by showing your Navigo pass in one of the 9 ticket offices. Wander freely through 9 stations located in the heart of Paris: Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, Jardin des Plantes/City of Fashion and Design, Hôtel de Ville, Louvre, Champs-Elysées and Beaugrenelle. Your pass is available all day and you can hop on and off as you wish! You can buy your pass at one of the 9 previous stations. Have a nice trip on the water!
2. Initiate yourself to the e-wheel for free! Attend a workshop on this new mode of travel both ecological, practical and fun near Hôtel de Ville today from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.
3. Give your breath to help defeat cystic fibrosis! Support La Virade de l’espoir! “Give your breath for those who lack” is the credo of this day which gives to everyone the opportunity to perform his physical effort by providing a personal donation. You can choose between a family race, timed routes, a hike in the Bois de Boulogne and so on. In addition, animations will be organized such as kermesse, clowns, makeup workshop, magicians… This event will take place from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at the following addresse: Jardin d’Acclimatation – 45 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75016 Paris. Metro: Les Sablons. You can find more information on the website http://quefaire.paris.fr/fiche/123882_la_virade_de_l_espoir. Be generous and have fun!
Does a Car Free Day exist in your city? Don’t hesitate to give your opinion in the comment field. If you are in Paris today, have a happy Car Free Day! Cheers 🙂