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Public velo

Ghent, Belgium
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Public velo

Is it possible for foreign tourists to use the public bicycles in Nice?

Last year it wasn't possible -- no matter what some were telling, it was impossible to get a subscription without a French bank account or French mobile. Is it possible now, e.g. simply with a credit card number?

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1. Re: Public velo

yes many tourist use public velo

for each bike you need a phone and credit card

you have all information mentioned in english

it's not a problem if you have an english phone....you just need to call a number and follow instructions to register you with your credit card

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2. Re: Public velo

OK, thanks, hope you are right. Last year it was supposed to be working like this as well, but when you called it was impossible to register without a French phone number and when I went to the office I was told that French bank account was needed. Will try this year.

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