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This hike, sometimes in the air, sometimes underground, is a unique place in the capital

If you want to discover another side of Paris, take this long, unusual and bucolic walk.

Everyone has heard about the crazy American High Line Park project in New York. New York, a linear green promenade built on an aerial portion of a railway line ;nbsp;decommissioned road that runs through the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It is punctuated with permanent and temporary works of art, generating an unprecedented tourist attraction. Since then, this "High Line effect" has generated similar projects in other cities in the United States, & Philadelphia, Chicago, or Atlanta. But did you know that it’s one of the most beautiful walks in Paris that inspired the city’s history? the High Line New York ? Go à the discovery of this astonishing green path above our capital.

It is a green, entirely pedestrian promenade which extends into the east of Paris, from the square from the Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes, at the Montempoivre gate on the ring road. The Coulée Verte René-Dumont, a true green lung of the capital with a length of precisely 5,838 kilometers , pays homage to the French agronomist René Dumont, first ecologist candidate at the University a presidential election in 1974. Inaugurated in 1993, it extends over the old route of a presidential election. railway line from 1859 which was built in 1859. left é abandonment in the 1970s: the "Vincennes line", whose locomotives & steam once connected the Paris-Bastille station to Marles-en-Brie, in Seine-et-Marne (77).

This hike, sometimes in the air, sometimes underground, is a unique place in the capital

This old railway line has been left behind. his place à a succession of gardens & wild vegetation, where was é undertook a vast rehabilitation and development operation in 1988 by the city, led by the landscaper Jacques Vergely and the architect Philippe Mathieux with, for example, the restoration of the arches of the Viaduc des Arts, the creation of the Reuilly garden… The routeé is unique in France, oscillating between viaduct and footbridge, green paths, tunnels and trenches. The surrounding landscape allows you to fully enjoy the Haussmannian facades of the 12th arrondissement and the architectural elements of other sometimes surprising buildings, works street artists who have taken over the place, while strolling among wild poppies, climbing plants, lime trees, hazelnut trees, rose bushes and other flowering trees. spring. 

To get to à Coulée Verte, several access points are possible. To take the start of the route, leave from the Viaduc des Arts (Bastille station by metro lines 1, 5 or 8 or buses 29, 91 or ;nbsp;87) which starts behind the Opéra-Bastille. Let yourself be carried away by  atmosphere bucolic in the heart of Paris! If you are à By bike, take the Reuilly tunnel located near the village. under rue de Reuilly in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, to begin the second part of the walk, with cycle path.  This walk & sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Paris, worthy of a long slide that you take along the way. feet or à bike, will take you to the Bois de Vincennes, not far from the castle.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116