The few cars allowed on Paris' Car-free Day are stuck by the Seine, while the rain keeps cyclists away.
Arnab Béranger with Vanessa Frye
The few cars allowed on Paris' Car-free Day stuck by the Seine near Notre-Dame cathedral.
Distressed security personnel, outnumbered by furious motorists, try to keep cars from entering Central Paris. Nevertheless, a few cars forced the security perimeter.
The Pont Neuf bridge in Central Paris, normally bustling with cars and buses, stands forlorn on a rainy Car-free Day.
Sheltered from the rain, a cyclo-car breezes past the Louvre.
French police guard the entrance to the Champs-Elysées.
No cars but plenty of rain at the Place de la Concorde.
The obelisk at Paris' Place de la Concorde, seen from the Champs-Elysées avenue.
A rare view of Paris' famous Champs Elysées Avenue.
'Quartier libre - Free neighbourhood' - the Strasbourg Saint-Denis area in Paris holds the city's first citizen's fair on Car-free Day.
"Change our cities, not our climate", reads a banner at Paris' Free Neighbourhood (Quartier Libre), in the Northern Strasbourg Saint-Denis area.