Anyone who knows how to ride a bicycle and is taller than 1.50m
is welcome on the tour, and because the tour uses proper cycle lanes, alleys, garden
paths, and quiet back streets in the accompaniment of a professional tour guide, you will
feel completely at ease and safe on the tour.
Now there are actually three tours conducted every day at 9.30am, 2.30pm and another at
8pm. The first two tours last for about four hours, but the evening tour only lasts for
around three hours, and you can have either a French, English or Spanish speaking guide.
The Charms and Secrets Tour must be booked in advance, but if you are wondering what
happens if when the weather takes a turn for the worse, well, they provide you with a
raincoat, which is especially designed for their electric bikes, so that you can still
enjoy the tour without getting wet! Also, when it comes to the chillier days and
cold weather they supply gloves and you can hire an electric heating jacket for 3
for the duration of the tour.
There are some places in Paris that unfortunately
are very steep to access and deter a lot of tourists from taking a walk in these areas,
such as visiting the tiny yet famous vineyard of the Butte Montmartre or the obscure
peasant village of the Mouzaia, but with the electric bike you will have no trouble.
And so from the thermal spa to the Pont Neuf bridge over the River
Seine, the Rue Mouffetard where you will stop in front of a house where masons
discovered a fortune in gold coins back in 1938, an old monastery, ageless ruins, hidden
gems such as an extravagant mountain chalet between modern buildings, you will get to hear
about anecdotes, famous characters, obscure heroes and forgotten history.
Just to say that you will not be permanently sitting on the bicycle as sometimes, you will
get to a destination and then take a short walk around the site for a few minutes while
your guide recounts an interesting story. But on other occasions you may just stop
in front of one of the many Paris monuments such as The Louvre museum in Paris or the Eiffel Tower while your guide explains its
In 2008 the Charms and Secrets tour was 45 per person and is well worth it for an
entirely different view of Paris, but you can also combine the best of Paris with an
original electric bike tour and then sit back and relax on a boat and cruise down the river seine. Paris Charms
and Secrets have created what they call The Full Parisian Package where they have teamed
up with Vedettes de Paris so you get a one hour boat cruise and a three hour bicycle tour
for 60 per person.
Address & Contact Details
Paris Charms and Secrets
106 Rue Vieille du Temple
Telephone: 1 40 29 00 00
Fax: 1 40 29 00 00
or the mobile on: 6 60 69 26 26
The Rendezvous Place:
Ile de France