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Non chip card holders -- Vélib in Paris is now accessible

Non chip card holders -- Vélib in Paris is now accessible

Oct 2nd, 2007, 11:58 PM
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 03:11 AM
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I have just called the Velib service to check this info ; it's important to me as the owner of a short-term rental business in Paris (most of our clients are tourists).
The Velib hotline informs me that you MUST have a card with a chip on it (like all French cards) and that most tourists therefore cannot use the system. There is no way of getting short (week-long) subscriptions online.
That said, they assure me that they are working on a system...
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 04:49 AM
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Yes, this old post turned out to be incorrect. It is not a good idea to dig up ANYTHING from 3 years ago on a forum.

However, MOST tourists can use the system, because most tourists are French and European.
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