Paris, France: An Urban Playground

published 6 years ago by Rick Steves

Paris has a uniquely French way of embracing life. You'll find petanque players in neighborhood parks, summertime sunbathers on the sandy urban "beach" along the River Seine, roller-bladers gliding past the Eiffel Tower and cyclists exploring the increasingly bike-friendly city on two wheels — all combining to make Paris feel like an open-air playground for its citizens and visitors. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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