Upcoming Transportation Strikes, Street Closures & Special Events in Paris

Occasionally there are special events or transportation strikes in Paris that affect travel time and can cause delays when trying to get from place to place. We hope to provide you with the most up-to-date information in order to ensure a seamless journey to or through Paris so you can focus on enjoying the City of Light!

July 2018

July 14th: Bastille Day

  • Affected Tours: Due to the city-wide celebrations, we will not be offering the following regularly scheduled tours on this day: Paris Day Bike Tour, Paris Night Bike Tour, Paris Day & Night Segway Tour, and all Eiffel Tower Tours.
  • A military parade will be happening along the Champs Elysées from 10am-12pm.
  • On July 13-14, the firehalls in Paris open their doors to the general public for the annual 'firefighter balls'. Admission is usually a few euros, and you can party with the firemen of Paris! Be sure to get there early to avoid long queues.
  • Paris will host its annual fireworks show from the Eiffel Tower. Be sure to get to the Champs de Mars before 6pm in order to secure a spot in the park, or seek out a good vantage point where you will be able to see the fireworks. They are scheduled to kick off at 11pm with a concert kicking off a couple hours prior.

July 15th - August 25th: RER C Closure

  • Affected Tours: None of our tours will be affected, but if you're joining us for a trip to Versailles, please note that the meeting point is at Javel. Plan on using metro line 10 to get to the meeting point or taking a taxi.
  • Between July 15th & August 25th, the RER within Paris between Gare Austerlitz & Javel will not be operating. Metro line 10 is a great replacement.

July 29th: Final day of the Tour de France

  • Affected Tours: We will not be operating any Paris-based tours on this day.
  • The Tour de France will be arriving in Paris on July 29th for the last leg of this 3-week race. The riders will be entering Paris from the south, arriving sometime after 6pm.
  • Tip: Find a seat in the Tuileries garden looking out over Place de la Concorde for a great view of the final stage of the race! You can also try and find a place along the Champs Elysée, but you'll need to get there early.

August 2018

July 15th - August 25th: RER C Closure

  • Affected Tours: None of our tours will be affected, but if you're joining us for a trip to Versailles, please note that the meeting point is at Javel. Plan on using metro line 10 to get to the meeting point or taking a taxi.
  • Between July 15th & August 25th, the RER within Paris between Gare Austerlitz & Javel will not be operating. Metro line 10 is a great replacement.

September 2018

September 9th: La Parisienne Run

  • Affected Tours: Our Paris Day Bike Tour and our Paris Segway Tour will take alternate routes to 'cross' the Champs de Mars area, but the tour duration and sites will not be affected.
  • The Champs de Mars and the surrounding area will be closed for the morning and the early afternoon.

September 30th: Paris-Versailles La Grande Classique

  • Affected Tours: None, but please allow extra time to arrive to any meeting points near the Eiffel Tower
  • The area surrounding the Eiffel Tower will be closed all morning. Opt for métro in lieu of a taxi.

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