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Cycling in France

The French part of the Avenue Verte uses the French National Cycle Network and follows special traffic-free greenways (voies vertes), plus some tracks shared with motorists.
  • The French section, linking Paris to the Channel port of Dieppe, measures 246 km.  The Avenue Verte London <> Paris mainly follows small, peaceful, specially laid-out traffic-free greenways.
  • The French section of the route crosses eight départements (French counties): Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, Yvelines, Eure, Val d’Oise, Oise and Seine-Maritime.
  • To get from Saint-Germer-de-Fly (in Oise)to Conflans-Ste-Honorine (in Yvelines) , choose between two options, either going via the Oise Valley, or via the Epte Valley and the Vexin region. 
The French National Cycle Network,


Don’t panic !

Drive on the rightComing off the ferry, remember that you have immediately to get used to traffic circulating on the other side of the road from the country you've just left!

Take particular care at crossroads and round-abouts, where you need to be very mindful of the different direction of traffic.

The Avenue Verte London <> Paris route is well signposted, generally speaking, and the maps provided are sufficiently precise to get you to your destination with ease, as long as you read them carefully. Do be vigilant on stretches where traffic is particularly busy and always remember to respect the highway code in each country. 

Think of using trains to do different portions of the route.