La Promenade Plantée
Type: Free Attractions, Local Picks, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks, Public Spaces, Uniquely Here
Get a kick out of walking along an old viaduct and train line that is elevated to the level of the building rooftops you pass. Only pedestrians and bicycles are allowed on this ancient pathway that... Read More
Get a kick out of walking along an old viaduct and train line that is elevated to the level of the building rooftops you pass. Only pedestrians and bicycles are allowed on this ancient pathway that spans 4.7 km (just about 2 miles) lined with hazelnut and lime trees connecting the Bastlle with the Bois de Vincennes (Porte Dor�e). When the train line ran, its end station was where the Op�ra de la Bastille now stands today. This tree-lined, wide pathway has you walking across numerous foot bridges and past several spacious green spaces where you can stop and picnic or just relax with a book, or both. This is one of those gorgeous outdoor activities that not a lot of tourists think to do. It's a fun walk or bike ride in either direction, going to or from the Bastlle/ Bois de Vincennes.
- Outdoor Activities: "At one part of the pathway near the Bastille, you are walking above the Viaduc des Arts, a series of crafts-oriented Made In France workshops that showcases artisanal items. These items are all for sale and can make thoughtful souvenirs and gifts."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Walking along a rose-filled, tree planted elevated greenway as you gaze at the traffic below and Haussmanian building rooftops at eye level is unparalleled.