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Address: 17 avenue Thiers, 06102 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 72 06 06
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cheap way to see Nice

One has to hget access to the vending machies but once in it is easy and is free every 30 min time blocks. I spent the whole day cycling and only costs me $3euros for failing to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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Nice, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The whole experience of trying to rent a bike at one of these stations is farcical! For an English speaking tourist its complete guess work. The stations themselves only have English in the 'safety notice', nothing about how to rent a bike! Once you start messing around with the keypad/screen by chance you may land on the ability to show... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We had read the previous reviews of the Velo Bleu systems before deciding whether to rent the bikes and I was apprehensive about using them given the reviews, however, my boyfriend persuaded me and I am so pleased he did. We registered by phone prior to using the bikes and called the number and followed the on screen instructions, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Have used Velo Blue before, last time was around a year ago - sadly it's no better today. As others have mentioned, it's ridiculously difficult to register. The website is only in French and although the bike stations have instructions in English they don't really make sense. I had previously registered but have a new, French mobile phone which meant... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having a bike to get around Nice is great fun and very useful, but the process of hiring the blue bikes is tiresome if you want more than one bike each time, and almost all the bikes we rented over 4 days had faults, making them at the very least uncomfortable and awkward to ride, and at the worst dangerous.... More 

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is not straight forward trying to access a bike from Velo Blue. After a lot of time I managed to register that I wanted to use the system, at a cost. But I could not go on to actually hiring a bike using my Visa debit card. I persevered and went to the information centre twice (by the main... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One has to hget access to the vending machies but once in it is easy and is free every 30 min time blocks. I spent the whole day cycling and only costs me $3euros for failing to clock in in time. 3 times. bikes are not all in good condition and choices is not available. If you get a good... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Arrived at the velo bleu bike stand.Gave credit card details over the phone to register. Rang the second phone number to register for a bike and then was thrown as I was unsure what it meant by choose bike. I tried to pull the locks out of three bikes and nothing happened. So went to Place Massena where the velo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were a bit wary of using velo bleu as had tried the online registration which had translation troubles and didn't accept my UK address. We decided to go to the velo bleu help desk once we got to Nice as we had read they could help us, but as it was a Sunday - it was closed! We had... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

As has been said, the system was a bit tricky if you haven't pre-registered, but we were advised to go to the Velo Bleu office on the Place Messena. Staff were very helpful there. They registered our details and showed us how to access the bikes. Then it all worked well and we had a great ride along the seafront... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Bath, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

For non French speakers it is tricky to register at the bike stations as there is no telephone translation and you have to put credit card details in...problem is...when!! We overcame this by going to a station with a payment card facility and where you can get an English translation on screen. There are not may of these but you... More 

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