This September, See Paris Like You’ve Never Seen it Before: Without Traffic

Paris Sans Cars

For one glorious day, visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy exploring Paris without having to contend with pollution, noise, or traffic. On Sept. 25 the French capital will be holding its second Journée sans voitures, a day wherein only bicycles, delivery tricycles, non-motorized scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and excepted emergency vehicles will be allowed on the streets of Paris’ arrondissements. But the day isn’t just an “an opportunity to discover and rediscover our capital,” said the Conventions and Visitors Bureau.” After a previous day-long ban on motorized vehicles was such a success the city government decided to hold a second Car Free Day in order to encourage citizens and fellow big cities to limit their car use in the fight against air pollution.

To plan your pedestrian-optimized visit to the City of Lights check out the Paris Travel Guide.

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