Once you have found the wind rose marking the kilometer zero, you can head for Montparnasse and the place de la Catalogne, which is the start of a 15 km-long greenway for an easy and safe exit from the heart of the capital!
This famous Coulée verte is a continuous linear park that takes you without a car to Massy. Do not hesitate to make a stop in the remarkable park of Sceaux along the route!
Don't miss: on the way or nearby, you can admire the very chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the Luxembourg garden, the Observatory fountain, the Musée d'Orsay, the Panthéon or the Place de la Sorbonne... Make a stop at the Montparnasse tower and take a look up to discover one of the most beautiful views of Paris !
Best time of year
Emergency call : 112
Before you leave:
Make sure that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, not to mention the tires and brakes
Make sure that the bike is correctly adjusted to your body shape
Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
Take a repair kit with you
Remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies to cyclists in all circumstances
Never drive more than two lanes at a time and pull into a single lane when traffic conditions require.
Respect other users as you would like them to respect you
Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
Inform your family and friends of your itinerary
Find out about the weather conditions
A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
Be informed and keep the emergency numbers.
Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you see and also be seen
Leave the square of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral towards Saint-Michel quay, and then take the Rue Danton. Follow the Veloscenic signs until Montparnasse Tower and place de Catalogne (roundabout). The rue Vercingétorix marks the start of « la coulée verte » a greenway leading you straight to Massy with no cars! An easy way to go out of Paris…
When you arrive in Massy, the Veloscenic split up in two ways:
Versailles way: 5 km from Massy to Jouy-en-Josas are not signposted yet. Signs should be installed by April 2017.
Limours way: 50 km of temporary route (no signs). We advise to download the roadbooks and gps tracks to guide you.
The main Paris stations: Gare du Nord, Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare de l'Est, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon
Paris RER B and C station on the left bank of the Seine