Visit of Paris: The casting planted green walk Paris 12

Planted or casting green promenade runs through all the 12th arrondissement of Paris (4.5 km). It borrows the route of a former railway.

The walk planted, designed by Philippe Mathieux and Jacques Vergely, occupies the site of the railway line that connected the Bastille square to the Varenne-Saint-Maur. It borrows in its first part the viaduct of arts of the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Result of a successful alliance between wild vegetation, who invaded the outskirts of the railway line and a more modern landscaping, 6.5 ha promenade allows to browse the 12th arrondissement of Paris in its length, safe from any traffic. Change of scenery, we discover this area of Paris in a different way.

The first part of the walk takes the viaduct of arts until the garden of Reuilly. The walk resumes after having borrowed Vivaldi's aisle and ends at the square Charles Péguy. Which is about 4.5 kms. Opening hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 in summer.

Interest: notegreat (2 notes)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 1 h.

Starting point

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Starting point
The start is located at 44-46 rue de Lyon. Take the stairs next to the car park entrance. You can go there with subway station Bastille or Gare de Lyon, have to walk a bit from the subway exit. It's not hard to find you can quickly spot the arches.

Entrance of the promenade

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Entrance of the promenade
The walk starts avenue Daumesnil and the viaduct of Arts.

Viaduct of Arts

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Viaduct of Arts
The planted promenade passes over the viaduct of Arts, but if you want you can stroll in the small art shops under the arches and join the walk planted a little further. The shops essentially craftmen are not really interesting.

View of the walk

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View of the walk
View of the vegetation that can be found on the course. On a sunny sunday the planted promenade could be crowded, it's sometimes difficult to move forward.

Passage above the Boulevard Diderot

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Passage above the Boulevard Diderot
The walk takes a bridge over Boulevard Diderot.

The path

The path
The path passes near the bamboo. The course is very shady. The vegetation is very varied.

Crossing of the garden of Reuilly

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Crossing of the garden of Reuilly
The walk through the garden of Reuilly by borrowing a suspension bridge (bridge of Reuilly). At the end of the bridge continue on the Allée Vivaldi. Lot of parisiens come to sunbathe if the weather is good.

Driveway Vivaldi

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Driveway Vivaldi
At the end of the aisle Vivaldi, take the tunnel that runs under the streets of Reuilly. A fountain is located in front of the entrance.

The street of Reuilly tunnel

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The street of Reuilly tunnel
You can see a series of waterfalls and rocks under the tunnel.

Resumption of the planted promenade

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Resumption of the planted promenade
After the tunnel, the walk resumes underneath roads.

View of the course

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View of the course
View of the course through the vegetation.

Final path

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Final path
The walk passes close to a former cart vestige of the former railway line.

End of the walk

The course ends with the Square Charles Péguy. The nearest metro station is Picpus on line 6 that can reach up to the street of Sahel.

Fountain of sparkling water

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Fountain of sparkling water
A curiosity: at the entrance of the Park of Reuilly (do not take the bridge, but turn right), we can find a public fountain that distributes free temperate water, fresh water, but above all, sparkling water! It is so far unique in France.

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