/ Parking in Paris for TdF final day
The late night finish has thrown my plans around somewhat.
Does anyone know where/if I can park my small VW campervan whilst being
somewhere around the Arc de Triomphe area,
So that I can then get out of Paris that night,
Without having to rely on Public transport
Preferably I need to be on the West side of Paris,
As Iíve got to be on a ferry from Cherbourg the following day
In the Bois de Boulogne is a possibility, in Paris streets you'll have to pay during the day. If you see some nice young ladies though, beware, they might not be just out for a walk and might not be ladies either :-)
PS. Don't leave anything in the van though. If you have a lot of gear an underground car-park might be safer, but not cheap.
I don't mind paying (reasonably)
for some security,
difficulty is that I have my bikes,
and all my gear with me...no options
the van is 2.2 mts high, so lots of car parks won't accept !
Anyone who's done it themselves,
and has suggestions would be really helpful
Sounds like a bit of a problem then, I wouldn't advise leaving it in the Bois de Boulogne unattended after all, theft in Paris is really booming at present, especially against tourists. Maybe in a campsite? There's one again in the Bois de Boulogne (you said you wanted to be in the West of Paris).
I don't think I'm being paranoiac :-)
Thanks again Bruce,
I'd rather not lose all my gear,
it's looked after me well all summer !
is the Bois de Boulagne walking distance into centre?
for the finish, as it's late night finishing + firewroks presentations etc ?
can you tell me the campsite name/location ?
It's in walking distance or you can take the metro. The campsite website is here:
Looks a bit smart! If your bikes are inside you could maybe try parking in the 16th arrondissement in the evening when parking is free but finding a place is often difficult. The problem is the risk of theft... I wouldn't like to be responsible for an unpleasant end to your holiday!
I knew someone who left his drum kit in an unmarked van without windows so it wasn't visible - next morning it had gone. Being British he hadn't worried - mind you it was a few years ago and London is probably as bad as Paris these days.
Thanks Bruce..and pricy,
but on consideration worth it !!
I'll go there,
and hopefully continue my trip with what I arrived with
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