Jardin de Tuileries

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Jardin de Tuileries

Postby IanCh » 30 Jan 2020, 7:23pm

Does anyone know if it is permissible to ride a bike through the gardens (Jardin de Tuileries) between the Place de Concorde and the Louvre gallery in Paris?

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby DevonDamo » 30 Jan 2020, 7:43pm

I was about to jump in and say 'yes' because my experience of cycling across Paris was that you could pretty much go anywhere and do anything so long as you were confident/assertive at fighting your way through the traffic. However, I just looked on Google StreetView and that crunchy gravelly surface looks suspiciously devoid of any tyre marks, which makes me think it's a no-go zone for bikes.

Update: Found it! Take a look here and see if you can spot the sign:

https://goo.gl/maps/J4D4dJUDLj5F6c5q6

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby Graham » 30 Jan 2020, 8:58pm

Confirmed : Cycling is prohibited there . . . . .

This sign, at the Louvre end, shows a person-on-bike symbol with strikethrough.
https://goo.gl/maps/6n85GkgxWMwC2tKEA

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby mercalia » 31 Jan 2020, 11:54am

maybe you could get away with telling any cops your dont speak French :wink:

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby jamesgilbert » 1 Feb 2020, 12:46pm

In Paris these days you're more likely to be telling the heavily armed anti-terrorist soldiers that you don't speak French :wink:

I think you'd be fine pushing the bike through the Tuileries. It wouldn't be much fun cycling anyway, with all the gravel, cobbles and tourists.

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby mjr » 1 Feb 2020, 2:55pm

No cycling in the garden. There are cycle lanes on the road to the northeast (Rivoli?) if I remember correctly, maybe something on the riverside too, plus the quai roads get closed to motorists each summer. The difficulty in Paris is stringing the cycleways together, more so than London now.
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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby pete75 » 1 Feb 2020, 4:16pm

mercalia wrote:maybe you could get away with telling any cops your dont speak French :wink:


How does not speaking a country's language excuse you from breaking it's laws?

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby mercalia » 1 Feb 2020, 5:23pm

pete75 wrote:
mercalia wrote:maybe you could get away with telling any cops your dont speak French :wink:


How does not speaking a country's language excuse you from breaking it's laws?


jeeeeeeeze

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Re: Jardin de Tuileries

Postby DevonDamo » 1 Feb 2020, 6:29pm

mercalia wrote:jeeeeeeeze


Tough crowd.