As a Paris and animal lover, I would love to tell you that it’s the perfect combination, but its not. Dogs are at many places not allowed. Unfortunately, we can’t change the law. But instead of talking about the things we can’t do, I’m going to focus on the things we CAN do. With a little preparation, you and your four-footed friend will have an amazing time in Paris!
So, especially for you and your dog: 5 well-known issues with 5 solutions!
1: Big dogs aren’t allowed at the metro/bus, what are the alternatives?
If your dog likes to run, it’s a fun idea to rent a bike. Avoid the big main roads for the safety of your dog and yourself. If you find cycling too risky, you can walk or try to find a cabdriver who has a big heart for dogs… ‘Taxi Canine’ is known as a dog-friendly company.
2. Great, in most hotels dogs aren’t allowed, what now?
That’s not entirely true, there are plenty of hotels that will except your dog. I’ve stayed a few times at an Ibis hotel and they were very nice to my little friend Lucca!
3. Oh no, my dog has to poop, other options than the street?
Nope, on the street is fine. If you clean the mess up, then ‘nobody’ has a problem with it :)
4. In which park is my dog allowed?
Of course you can walk your dog in the streets of Paris, but he also need some space to run. So here are some parks where you can spend some time together!
Tuilleries Gardens, Luxembourg Gardens, Park Bercy, Park Montsouris and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. But the most popular park is Bois de Vincennes!
For more information about these parks you can visit this website.
5. Help I’m hungry and my dog isn’t allowed in the restaurant!
There are so many restaurants in Paris, that I don’t know where dogs are allowed and where not. I just want to give you a tip of a great pizza restaurant ‘Pink Flamingo’, along the Canal- St.Martin.
When you order a pizza you’ll get a pink balloon with an order number. You go with your balloon to a spot you like along the canal. You only have to wait for the pizza delivery guy. He will recognize you by your pink balloon and there you go! Looking for a place to eat with your dog has never been so easy.
Do you have more tips for our dog lovers in Paris? Please share them with us, I love to hear your stories and experiences with dogs in Paris ♥