Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Promenade Plantée

Some time back I mentioned that I'd put up some photos of the Promenade Plantée in Paris.
Well, today's the day. It's a limbo sort of day, C is at home after having a tooth out yesterday.
The Promenade is a linear park, 4.5 km long, starting from the Bastille area along an old disused railway viaduct, and ending up near the Bois de Vincennes. There's some good information about it on Paris Walking Tours

Up some steps and you're in a different world, walking with lovely views over the city and all the greenery to enjoy too. All that green ironwork is just like Les Halles, too.

This next one was where we had come down from the higher levels and were down at ground level (and passing under the road) where cycle and skateboarding tracks were included.

And this one was where we were crossing a street.

Doing this walk had the extra bonus for us that we discovered that the metro station at Bastille was where the Canal St. Martin re-surfaced after its underground stage. We'd walked most of it another year, but stopped where it went underground - this year we picked up again at Bastille and walked the short distance down to the Seine.

1 comment :

  1. Wow, you sure do get to go to some wonderful places. Love your pictures!