Baguettes and Bicyclettes

Here are some typical French bikes and their riders, taken over the course of the week:

French postal bike.  Note the front rack and built in kickstand for extra stability.

Panniers seem to be the most popular type of bike luggage

Nice panniers

Full mudguards and dynamo lighting is pretty common

An old work trike and town bike in a Parisian side street

Vélib (the Paris bicycle share program) is quite popular

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you often see one pass you by every couple of seconds

In some streets the bus lane is shared by bikes

Nice old Peugeot

Nice porteur rack


  1. ahh, makes me want to go back - alas, not this year!