Imagine a car-free Paris

March27, 2019
by Jacqueline Stewart

Imagine a car-free Paris

Paris Car Free

How cool is it to see the Champs Elysées full of people biking and walking? To be able to walk down the world’s most beautiful avenue without cars and motorcycles!

Sounds like a dream, so is Paris really becoming car-free?

Since 2017, the city has begun to become more eco-friendly as well as cyclist and pedestrian friendly!  This is great news for the thousands of people walking this city every day.  The “Paris Respire” project provides the closure of certain traffic routes (17 in counting) during the year, which means Parisian’s can take full advantage of the streets!  We are hoping that the number of routes will just continue to increase as Paris continues to advance this project.

So get out and support this project by taking full advantage of the neighborhoods below!


Year-round Paris breathes neighborhoods to explore

  • Quartier du Sentier (2e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm all year long, until 7pm in the summer.
  • Quartier du Marais (3e et 4e) : Every Sunday from 10am to 6pm all year round, until 7:30pm in the summer.
  • Quartier Mouffetard (5e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm all year round.
  • Champs-Élysées (8e) : Every first Sunday of the month, except for exceptions. Schedules and scope vary according to current events and planned events in the area.
  • Quartier de la rue des Martyrs (9e) : Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm all year long.
  • Quartier avenue Trudaine (9e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm, until 7pm in the summer.
  • Quartier du canal Saint-Martin (10e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm all year long, until 8pm in the summer.
  • Quartier d’Aligre (12e) : Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm all year.
  • Bois de Vincennes (12e) : Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. 9am-8pm(summer), 9am-6pm (winter). Sectors involved: Avenue du Tremblay, between Nogent Avenue and Champ-de-Maneuver Road / Avenue de la Pépinière / Avenue de Fontenay / Route du Lac-du-Lac-Daumesnil, Park Road.
  • Quartier de la Butte-aux-Cailles (13e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm all year, until 8pm in the summer.
  • Quartier rue Daguerre (14e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm all year round.
  • Bois de Boulogne (16e) : Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 6pm all year long. Sectors concerned: Queen Marguerite Avenue, between the Porte de Boulogne and the Grande-Cascade / Route de l’Hippodrome road, between the Sèvres-Neuilly road and the Saint-Cloud avenue.
  • Quartier rue du Poteau (18e) : Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm all year.
  • Quartier de Montmartre (18e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 11am to 6pm all year.
  • Quartier Château-Rouge (18e) : Every Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
  • Quartier du Bassin de la Villette (19e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 6pm, all year, until 8pm in the summer.
  • Quartier Jourdain-Levert (20e) : Every Sunday and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm all year, until 8pm in the summer.

See full Map of Neighborhoods here – Paris Breathes Map

Information sourced from – Paris.fr 

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