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Promenade Plantee

A nineteenth century railway viaduct was transformed into an elevated greenway through the 12th Arrondissement. The arcades beneath became arts and crafts workshops. The design was by Jacques Vergely (landscape architect) and Philippe Mathieux (architect). Pedestrians have a garden environment for their high-level walk and cyclists have a route at ground level. Then, 4.5 kms from the start, the routes come together at ground level and proceed to the Bois de Vincennes. The high-level route has some enclosed sections, as when it passes between modern buildings, and some open sections with exhileratingly expansive views.

Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 75012

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  • about 5 years by bonnie poppe 5 / 5

    This is one of the jewels of Paris. What was a liability has been transformed into an incredible asset. As one walks along the elevated and landscaped portion a completely different view of Paris is seen one story above street level. Architecural details are much more apparent and as one goes from its origins near Bastille, and goes to the outer edges of Paris the architecture changes from Hausmann to starkly modern. It eventually goes back to ground level and comes out in a neighborhood near the Peripherique, which, should you want to go over to the Bois de Vincennes, you must cross. This is the complicated part of the journey, and it might be just as well to visit the Bois separately.
  • over 6 years by Pat Hartley 4 / 5

    Several years ago a friend and I traversed the entire length of the Promenade, enjoying the way the garden evolved as we strolled along. It is one of my favorite memories of that trip to Paris. (Note: it doesn't go directly to the Bois de Vincennes.)

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Promenade Plantee Photograph © Pat Hartley
Promenade Plantee, France Photograph © Pat Hartley
Promenade Plantee, August Photograph © Pat Hartley
Promenade Plantee, 2007 Photograph © Pat Hartley