29 Aug '12, 6pm

The world’s most romantic place to stroll arm-in-arm just got more romantic still

The world’s most romantic place to stroll arm-in-arm just got more romantic still

In the 1960s Paris was at the height of its infatuation with the automobile. So much so that Prime Minister at the time, Georges Pompidou, had dual carriageways constructed alongside both banks of the River Seine so that Hermès-clad motorists could have easy access to the city, while enjoying the view from behind the wheel of a pale-blue Panhard or a red Renault. Fifty years on, the love affair has subsided, as more people opt to minimise their carbon footprint with alternative modes of transport, not least the good old bicycle. In keeping with the times, the city has decided to do away with sections of the riverside highway, and introduce pedestrian walkways and cycle paths along each side of the riverbank. The real chef-d'œuvre will be unveiled in spring next year, with the transformation of a two-and-a-half kilometre stretch along the Rive Gauche between the Musée d'Ors...

Full article: http://www.cntraveller.com/news/2012/august/paris-to-pede...

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