This 4.5 km green corridor is Europe’s longest and only elevated park the Coulée Verte René-Dumont was built atop a revitalized railway structure.
The Promenade Plantée, also known as ‘Coulée verte’ which means green course, is around two miles long starting at ‘Opéra Bastille’ and follows the railway line of old Vincennes region. The railway line has not been in use since 1969, although it linked ‘Bastille’ and ‘Verneuil-l’Étang’ stations since the year 1859. However, in the year 1993, the area received an amazing transformation into beautiful parkway designed by the two architects, architect Philippe and Jacques Vergely.
Most people down at street-level don’t even realize the walkway exists just above their heads, and the city panorama across Parisian rooftops can be spectacular. The high archways set an attractive and inviting scene. Only one section of the path (between Parc Reuilly and the lake) is open to cyclists the elevated portions are not.
This is a fantastic place to experience Paris!
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