City tourism: Operators Update

Paris Update - 3 October

October 2018
Paris Update | Car free area extended from 7th October

Further to October update issued 28th September, as you might already have experienced, Paris has introduced car free days the first Sunday of each month in certain areas of Paris including Champs-Élysées.

From Sunday 7th October and every 1st Sunday of each month, the closed off area will increase within the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th district of Paris.

Main roads to tourist attractions such as the Louvre, Opera & Grands Boulevards remain accessible to vehicles. More information and details about the road closures can be found here (website in French only). You will also find here the map of the area. The closed off areas are part of the local authority’s scheme known as ‘Paris respire’.

The changes are part of the 2022 tourism development plan for Paris whose stated intentions include more environmentally-friendly transport and tourism such as more cycling and electric vehicles, and pedestrianised spaces throughout the city. Information about the plan can be found on the official Paris info website. We are in direct contact with the city transport department and continue to make the point that coaching is both a low-emission and space efficient form of transport, and necessary for groups for which public transport is an impractical option.

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