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The area along the riverfront that was once a thoroughfare for cars, stretching from the Tuileries tunnel to the Henri IV tunnel, is now a pedestrian zone. After much effort by the current Mayor of... Read More
The area along the riverfront that was once a thoroughfare for cars, stretching from the Tuileries tunnel to the Henri IV tunnel, is now a pedestrian zone. After much effort by the current Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, this civic attraction has now been established and is already attracting large numbers of bicyclists, pedestrians, riverfront businesses such as barges serving bbq, beer, soft drinks and more. You can either start at Hotel de Ville and head East toward the Bastille which is a shorter walk but will take you along the stretch where the eateries are, often packed with people on the weekends. Or you can head West, still along the Seine, towards the Pont des Arts which will take you along some of Paris' most beautiful sites such as the Concegerie, the Pont Neuf and Ile de la Cite. It's a win-win and either way will leave you refreshed.
Quai de l'Hotel de Ville
- Best Attractions & Activities, Holiday Attractions: "After big holiday meals and sugary treats the best thing to do to maintain equilibrium (especially for the kids!) is take a nice long walk outdoors. This brand-new pedestrian only green space was just inaugurated this fall. No cars, the gorgeous River Seine, and some of Paris' most beautiful landmarks await you on this walk."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Known now as Parc Rives de Seine, these greenspaces and pedestrian areas along the riverbanks have become an instant hit, especially with the kids.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: It's great to get outdoors even in the colder weather. And now that Paris has inaugurated its 2nd river-front pedestrian zone, all the more reason.