Blue Bike Tour // Paris, France
As a huge advocate for city bike tours (London) I did my tripadvisor homework and scheduled a ride with Blue Bike Tours, which is the highest rated tour company in Paris. We choose the Paris Landmarks Tour in order to cover the most ground, see the sights and get better oriented with the city. Despite the chill in the air, it made for a wonderful morning. The tour itself was nearly 4 hours including a 20 minute break half way through. Ultimately, I’m not sure where I would do the Blue Bike Tour again although our guide Sophie was sweet, the website indicates that the maximum number of riders is 10 while we had 12. With traffic lights and a winding route having 2 extra people made things much more stressful than they could’ve been. In fact – at one point I was the one that was lost. Like my mother always told me, I just stayed put and eventually Dan and the guide came back and found me!
Our stop at Rue Cler Market, a beautiful little pedestrian only street in the 7th arrondissement. One of those places that make you want to drop everything and live in Paris. Sweet little bread, cheese and chocolate shops, food stands and of course the cafe culture in full swing.
Quiche is a Parisian favorite. Approaching the glass of a sidewalk cafe our mouths watered as we considered our options. I opted for the lorraine and Dan went with the mushroom sausage. My, oh my. Served hot, I’d give anything for another one this very minute.
Our bellies full, we scooted along to the Louvre, Notre Dame, Love Lock Bridge and…
Eiffel Tower! Check out the difference between my DSLR and Instagram below, which do you think is better? For staged pictures, I think Instagram makes things so much more magical and romantic.
After returning back to the station to return our bikes. Sophie was wonderful and gave us all maps and great recommendations of things to see, do and eat.
Windburned but happy! We made our way to cafe for crepe and hot chocolate. More to come!