Major French cities most bike-friendly according to residents in 2019

Cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants where the bicycle situation is the most favorable according to residents in France in 2019, by number of points

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

September to November 2019

Number of respondents


Special properties

cyclist or future cyclist**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The number of respondents depends on the cities:
Strasbourg: 2664, Nantes: 3737, Rennes: 2448, Paris: 7241, Bordeaux: 2619, Lyon: 5562, Lille: 2595, Toulouse: 4531, Nice: 576, Montpellier: 3574, Marseille: 1751

**This survey includes a series of 26 questions classified in five categories: general feeling, safety, comfort, importance of bicycles, parking.
For each of these questions, an answer between 1 (the worst) and 6 (the best) is expected. The threshold for a positive score is set at 3.5..

All the methodology of the Palmarès des villes cyclables is available here on page 2.

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