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Coulee Verte Rene Dumont

#58 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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Bastille / Oberkampf
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Address: From Bastille to Bois de Vincennes | Gare de Lyon - Bercy, 75012 Paris, France (Formerly Promenade Plantée)
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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You've worked hard and you've seen all the big attractions. You're overloaded on art, architecture, and stained glass. You've earned a break. And Promenade Plantee is just what... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

You've worked hard and you've seen all the big attractions. You're overloaded on art, architecture, and stained glass. You've earned a break. And Promenade Plantee is just what you've been looking for. This shady walkway -- parts of it elevated -- goes from near Bastille east to Bois de Vincennes. We walked almost all of it. The first part, which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

You should definitely be ready to take some photos along the Promenade Plantee. Floating above street level, this promenade provides a balcony-high view of Parisian apartment buildings and streetscapes. It was a hot June day when we went. Worn out by the heat, we did not walk the entire length of it, but plan to return soon. We did use... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

The promenade plantée (aka la Coulée verte) is truly a hidden Parisian gem. You can stroll along this 4.7km-long passageway which used to be an old railway and enjoy the greenery and the quiet. It's not very touristy, so it never gets busy or crowded, but it's really loved by Parisians. Make sure you don't miss this beautiful Parisian scene.

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Dardanup, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This walk is around the corner from our hotel. If you like walking or biking without the crowds then it is the activity for you. The walk ends near Notre Dame and you can descend at many exits along the way. It has a kids park along the way too. Shady, toilets and solitude make it a lovely place for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We had visited this lovely dis-used railway line in the Winter a few years ago so wanted to see it in full bloom! It is reached by stairs close to Opera Bastille and if you are fit enough you can walk for about 3 miles! The gardens are varied - grasses, trees, flowers,shrubs and there is a water feature that... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

This old railway line has been converted into a walking / jogging trail, complete with gardens, ponds and design features. I've walked, at street level, through some of these neighbourhoods in the past without ever realising this was just above me. Well worth visiting and walking through.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

What a delightful space in a metropolis like Paris and a great way for us to commute from our hotel in the 12th arron into the city. There are streatches which are so peaceful you totally forget you are in a city! Everything was tended to nicely.

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Ferndale, Washington
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

The Promenade is an old rail line that begins near Place Bastille. It is green and shady in summer and catches the cooling breeze. The views are interesting and under your feet are artisan shops build into the arches of the old bridge. When you've had enough of shade, exercise and cool breezes walk back along the artisan arcade and... More 

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Doncaster East, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is a disused elevated railway line which was changed into a walking path and garden. It is very well done and worthwhile looking at this attraction. It was very peaceful quiet place and relaxing to walk along or take your time on a bike. It is fairly well hidden so look carefully or you might miss the entrance.

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Coulée Verte, (or Promenade Plantee) was formed from a disused railway line above a viaduct. You can get onto this trail about 100 metres south of the Place de la Bastille - past the Bastile Opera House, in Rue de Lyon. There is a stairway up to the pathway, with a sign saying Coulée verte René-Dumont. The pathway goes... More 

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Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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