Details: Paris by bike

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GETTING THERE

Air France, Lufthansa and United offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Paris.

WHERE TO STAY

Hôtel du Panthéon

19 Place du Panthéon

011-33-01-43-54-32-95

www.hoteldupantheon.com/en

A nice hotel with an exceptional location in the Latin Quarter. Rooms from $230 a night.

Alcôve & Agapes — Bed and Breakfasts in Paris

011-33-01-44-85-06-05

www.bed-and-breakfast-in-paris.com/Dicillin.php?

Find the right Paris B&B. Listings are divided into categories, such as those providing evening meals, wine tasting, cheese tasting or French conversation.

WHERE TO EAT

Cosi

54 rue de Seine

011-33-01-46-33-35-36

The perfect place for a sandwich or salad to go. Sandwiches start at $7.50, salads at $5.50.

Café Procope

13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie

011-33-01-40-46-79-00

www.procope.com

One of the world’s oldest continuously operating restaurants. Benjamin Franklin, Marat, Robespierre and Danton sat and caffeinated here. Entrees start at $29.

WHAT TO DO

Bike About Tours

Rue de Lobau

0-11-33-06-18-80-84-92

www.bikeabouttours.com

Roughly 31 / 2-hour Paris tour begins at 10 a.m. daily (also 3 p.m. tours on weekends from May 2 to Sept. 30). Adults $41, students $38. Infants riding in baby seat $13.60.

Fat Bike Tours Paris Tours

24, rue Edgar Faure

866-614-6218

paris.fattirebiketours.com

Offers daytime tours of Paris most days of the year. Day tours start at 11 a.m., evening tours at 6 or 7 p.m., depending on time of year. Day tours last about 31 / 2 hours, night tours about 41 / 2. Adults $41, students and ages 4-11 $38. Younger than 4 free.

Vélib’

en.velib.paris.fr

You may rent bikes through this on-street program, but you must use an American Express or chip-and-PIN card. (Other credit cards may be used if you buy your subscription online.) A subscription costs $2.30 for a day, $11 for a week, with added costs for each trip longer than 30 minutes.

INFORMATION

en.parisinfo.com

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