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Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont

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Avenue Daumesnil | Gare de Lyon - Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Bastille / Oberkampf
+33 1 43 55 31 99
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I was looking for something non-traditional to do in Paris and today explored the Promenade Plantee. You can walk essentially uninterrupted for 4.5km form Bois de Vincente to the Bastille through a green, aerial park. Great too if you want to run though some of...More

11  Thank dave w
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Wanted to see this precursor to New York's High Line as it was one of our favourite things we saw in NYC last year. This one is nice but just a straight stretch of path with plants along both sides, no interesting features or food...More

5  Thank monijmail
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What do you do with an old elevated railway? Why, bring in some dirt and plant it with roses and shrubs. This is a unique linear green space in the 12th. You will see people jogging or just soaking up the sun while you stroll...More

Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Paris many times but have never walked the Paris Highline so it was on my 'must do' list. It is a walk of about 3 miles/5km much of it on a disused railway line that cuts through the busy city. Enjoy this...More

Thank ClaraHarriet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first green space constructed on an old elevated train line -- it served as the inspiration for the High Line in NYC. There is no charge to walk along the 3-mile garden 10 meters above street level -- several access points along...More

1  Thank marievRochester_NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We know Paris reasonably well and wanted to do something a little different. The walk is pleasant in parts and, honestly, nothing of any note in others. The start is a nice elevated walkway with pleasant plants and flowers and reasonable views of a not...More

1  Thank David_Cotton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 4.7 km walk above the traffic and surrounded by trees, fragrant rose beds and dense plantation. A wonderful way to be embraced by nature in the center of town. Well worth the effort.

Thank Dutchy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walked this elevated {former Tain track} walkway and was pleasantly surprised. very nice quiet walkway mostly elevated 20-30 feet above ground. Flower beds, trees, ponds, benches and little nooks abound and add to experience. walkers, runners, lunchers, and strollers use the walkway. some parts are...More

Thank sam n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful park in Paris that should on every travelers' itinerary but thankfully is not. In fact, I've seen few tourists here during my two visits, which made it a great way to take in normal Parisian life away. The best thing to...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is probably not the easiest park to find in Paris, but it is one of the nicest. It is essentially a narrow strip of green (mostly) that runs for a little more than a mile. There are many beautiful places to stop along the...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This walk was recommended by some locals. We got off the Metro at Bastille and walked a short distance to the walk made from the old disused railway line. This is a promenade full of greenery, roses and trees with benches all along the way...More

1  Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A lovely walk along a transformed railway line. The western end is close to Bastille and Gare de Lyon stations.

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Bastille / Oberkampf
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
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17 October 2015|
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Response from JohnL1951 |
This is in Paris, not Manhattan
11 May 2015|
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Response from camera2go | Reviewed this property |
yes probably easier to get the metro from Louvre to either end of the promenade, to then enjoy your walk
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19 February 2015|
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Response from Granny-Mae | Reviewed this property |
As stated above no fee and a very worthwhile activity for young and old.