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1. Posted by handmade (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

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Hello, everyone.

I was wondering how easy it is to rent a bike in the new bike renting thing in Paris (VĂ©lib). You just go to the terminal, insert you credit card and gets out with the bike? Is that it?


2. Posted by ccsiaix (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

Yes, it is that EASY.
It is very cheap.
Please find explanations in english there
Do not forget that it is free for the first half an hour and then more and more expensive.

but you can rent as many times a day you want, do not hesiate to change bikes.

You may find Velib system in the main towns of FRance:
Paris, LYON, Marseille, etc.

Welcome to France


3. Posted by handmade (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Thank you!

But you can use any credit card? Or does it have to be one with a chip?

4. Posted by montblanc (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Actually it is not tht easy - you HAVE to have a Paris address - the service is basically for Paris residents not for visitors

5. Posted by handmade (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Can't I use the hotel address?