5 ideas to start off the year 2021 in Paris

Sidecar ride, a tour in a 2 CV, or a helicopter ... Our pick of outings for the New Year

At the onset of 2021, there is no shortage of ideas for seeing the sights in Paris! And despite the health situation, excursions continue to be available. Here is our pick of 5 activities to do to make the most of the capital.

Take a helicopter ride

Helipass - Paris tour, Paris © OTCP

Discover Paris and its region from the sky, hover over the Palace and gardens of Versailles, fly over the Seine ... This experience that many people dream of can be undertaken at any time of year and in the best sanitary conditions with a helicopter tour with Helipass. After taking off from the Paris heliport, a short distance from the Eiffel Tower, fly over the West of Paris for 25 minutes aboard a helicopter for 6 people. A first flight certificate is awarded to passengers at the end of the trip.

Take a tour in a 2 CV

4 roues sous 1 parapluie - Romantique

Looking for an outing that is authentic and a bit retro? Tour Paris in a 2 CV ! Enjoy being driven around in one of these iconic vintage cars that have made France famous for years. Saint-Germain, the Latin Quarter, the Seine riverbanks, Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower or Opéra, the cars of 4 roues sous 1 parapluie or Paris Authentic take you everywhere.

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Visit Paris in a sidecar

Retro Tour - Ruelle Montmartre, Paris

An original way of seeing the capital: climb into a sidecar! The Retro Tour guides take you along the loveliest little streets in the capital for an offbeat tour of Paris. Alone or in a twosome, discover all the secrets of Montmartre and its vines, Saint Germain and the Île de la Cité via the many anecdotes shared throughout the tour.

Visit Paris by bike

Blue bike tours, vélos devant Saint-Sulpice, Paris © Blue bike tours

Blue Fox Travel unveils its itinerary for bicycle fans, in a 4-hour bike ride. Discover landmark sights including the Champs-Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde and Invalides, and enjoy a meal at the famous market in Rue Cler, all in accordance with the health regulations in force.

Visit the capital on foot

Rewind - Utilisateur, Paris

Walking is another way to discover the capital’s hidden gems.  Many ideas for geolocalized walks are available on our website: arty Montparnasse, the heights of Belleville, the most beautiful Parisian courtyards, or by following in the footsteps of famous female figures who have left their mark on Paris. The opportunity also to make some interesting discoveries among the different antique dealers at the flea markets. Paul Bert Serpette, Montreuil, Vanves or Saint Ouen, the choice is yours!

And to navigate Paris with a pocket guide, the app Rewind featuring geolocalized anecdotes enables you to discover several Parisian districts at your own pace through numerous itineraries.