Yesterday we headed to the 12th arrondissement to walk on the Promenade Plantée. This is a ~3 mile tree-lined walkway that was built on railway tracks — and was the inspiration for the High Line in NYC.
It starts near the Opéra Bastille and ends near the Périphérique beltway. At the start of the promenade, the walkway is located on top of a viaduct. There are arts and crafts shops located in the arches below, making up what’s called the Viaduc des Arts.
It’s a really lovely walk and the scenery and greenery change quite a bit along the way. It’s probably a nice place for a jog…if one were into that sort of thing. Here are some of the sights along the way.