A great way to see and explore Paris is from the seat of a bike. It's really easy to rent one, even if you're in the city for just a couple of days. Check out the Vélib' website before your trip to find out more. When I first moved to Paris my plan was also to be a frequent bike renter but when I saw the traffic in action, with my own eyes, I decided not to. It takes some guts to brave that traffic!