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An elevated park on an
old railway line

Promenade Plantée (Coulée Verte)

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Why locals love it

The Promenade Plantée is a linear park spanning 4.7 kilometres built atop a disused railway line in the east of Paris. Starting from Bastille, the first part of the walkway is elevated on the Viaduc des Arts before crossing the Jardin de Reuilly. It finally goes down to ground level and through tunnels as you approach the eastern ring road.

Why you should visit it

The first of its kind in the world, Promenade Plantée was one of the inspirations for the High Line park in New York City. This tree-lined park gives you an elevated view of nice modern apartments and open spaces. Take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Special tip

Access the western part from Bastille by walking down rue de Lyon to Avenue Daumesnil. Once you reach the viaduct on the left, take the staircase.

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7 Comments

Great walk through Paris
Méven
Local
December 13, 2018
Run or walk on the section that takes you up the aqueduct des arts between Bastille and Reuilly. But once you get to the jardin de Reuilly, you can bike through the Allee de Vivaldi and Daumenil, all the way to Vincennes. The section of the coulee verte close to Daumenil is also referred to as the promenade plantee. Enjoy it !!
Jeet
Local
June 7, 2018
Can you please tell me where this is, and it's name?
Joel
Traveller
April 27, 2018
Turns out it was an Aqueduct, address is..6 Rue du Chemin de Fer 94110 Arcueil France
Joel
Traveller
April 27, 2018
Agreed! I have never heard the expression “promenade plantée”though, we rather call it “coulée verte” 😉
jfjf
Local
April 16, 2018
That place is simply amazing and peaceful
Stacey
Local
November 3, 2017

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