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I was wondering if motorbike parking is free in Paris as it happens to be in, for example, Madrid.

I also read about parking on the pavement on this page:

"Parking of two-wheeled vehicles on the pavement is tolerated, as long as you are not blocking the way for pedestrians."

Though they recommend not to do it, I don't know how old that information is.


In case you want to park on the street, can motorbikes park on the bays supposed to be for cars? or shall I look for an specific motorbike spot?

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FYI: This question is related to parking, which is synonym of the automobiles – VMAtm Feb 24 '12 at 11:01
Thanks @VMAtm I didn't know that. – SERPRO Feb 24 '12 at 11:03
Oh, great, thanks. I was wondering why I couldn't retag it properly. (I wonder why I cant add parking as a tag) – rlesko Feb 24 '12 at 11:14
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On this website, you can find a car park for your motorcycle, and take a free reservation, but the parking isn't free: - SELECT A CAR PARK Accepting motorcycles

You can also take a look to this french webpage translated with Google:
The parking of bikes in Paris and its region

This is the official weppage about parking policy in Paris:
What are the objectives of the parking policy?

[EDIT in response to the edit of the question]

This webpage can help you to find the response to your inquiry:
Parking two wheels in Paris: reminder of the rules

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Thanks for your answer. But I'm more interested in street parking as I'm planning to visit many places in the same day. Also as I don't mind to pay the parking for few hours.. in the website you sent I can only see prices for days/weeks – SERPRO Feb 24 '12 at 13:07
I edited my answer and added two links that may interest you. – Pascal Qyy Feb 24 '12 at 13:23
Hi Pascal, Thanks for you edited answer.. the first link "Parking in the city" is very similar to the one in my question. But your last link clarify a little bit more about the parking on the pavement and how it is completely forbidden in pavements of the Champs Elysees +1 for that. – SERPRO Feb 24 '12 at 13:32
I edited my answer and added a link to official information about parking policy in Paris – Pascal Qyy Feb 24 '12 at 13:32
Great, so in short I must park in a motorbike bay, or take the risk to park in a very wide pavement without disturbing anyone.. :) – SERPRO Feb 24 '12 at 14:13

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