There are two fast, pleasant and environmentally friendly ways to get around the city. The introduction of designated bus lanes has made bus travel in Paris a lot more fluid. Another option is the rapid, modern and extremely comfortable tramway. The southern part of the old Maréchaux boulevards are now crisscrossed everyday by the city’s tramway n° 3, an electric, quiet, less polluting, regular, fast and reliable means of transport. It has become popular with commuters and visitors, as there is plenty of greenery and art to be seen along the route
The proliferation of dedicated bus lanes throughout the city gives passengers a smooth ride on this pleasant mode of transport, ideally suited to an exploration of the city. Furthermore, some routes follow perfect city sightseeing itineraries, passing in front of the Louvre Pyramid or Opéra, through Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and connecting all the fi ne historical districts of Paris.
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The modernized tramway is unfolding in the capital! This modern and rapid mode of overland transport offers an exceptional level of comfort.
Paris’s tramway continues to make the news. Since the end of 2009, it has been possible to get from La Défense to the Porte de Versailles in thirty minutes, by taking the T 2 tramway. Put into operation in 1997, this line linked La Défense to Issy-les-Moulineaux by skirting around the capital.
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The T3 is continuing to extend along the Maréchaux. Operational in the south between the Pont du Garigliano and the Porte d’Ivry, it will soon serve the western half up to the Porte de la Chapelle. Nine monumental or more discrete works of art by contemporary international artists Christian Boltanski, Angela Bulloch, Sophie Calle, Franck O.Gehry, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Dan Graham, Peter Kogler, Bertrand Lavier and Claude Lévêque… run along its route. As well as being a highly-practical modern means of transport, it is also an invitation to relax and discover new sights.
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