Long live Spring! Jules, who likes to climb the butte Montmartre on his bicycle, has found a bargain not far from the hotel: rent an electric bike! It’s low cost and not only it saves Jules’ energy but it also saves the planet’s: a small battery attached to the pedal makes the uphill climb seem effortless and it increases the speed (up to 25 km/h), all without oil or excess. The battery recharges at a base (a complete recharge amounts to about 0.06 €, that is to say 1 € for 1000 kilometers!). At 5 € an hour, Jules would be wrong to deprive himself of it. Especially as Jules likes to shop: the bicycles though a little quirky but frankly very pleasant, many models are available, as well as their accompanying accessories (a rain cape with a hood that turns with your head so it doesn’t blind you) and good advices…
Christophe, the manager with his southern accent, is a friend of Jules. He is a cyclist through-and-through (and very contagious): he left his work as a carpenter to pursue his passion for cycling. In his workshop, which faces his boutique, he repairs all types of bikes (you can also rent old-school bikes) and where he boast a certain ethical code shown by the certificates provided with the sale of bikes and all spare parts. Jules is giving great consideration to his idea of buying a bike. His Parisian status entitles him to financial support from the City Hall, which supports this, quiet and odor-free, mode of transportation. For Christophe and Jules, the electric bike is “addictive and good for one’s health!” What more could Jules want!
39 Rue St Georges, 75009 Paris, open every day from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm and 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays by appointment.
Tel : 01 42 81 56 14. www.velo-electro.com