La Coulée verte

  • Coulee Verte Paris

an elevated “promenade plantée” (planted walk)


Start at nr 44/46 rue de Lyon, behind the Bastille

La Coulée verte (also known as the « promenade plantée ») is a 5 km long walk along the former railway between the Bastille and Vincenne that snakes through the 12th arrondissement.

It’s a bit like the New York High Line. It starts at number 44/46 rue de Lyon, behind the Bastille and ends near Charles Péguy square, close to the Picpus Metro (line 6).

Climb the stairs that lead to its elevated gardens – a little slice of heaven far from the hustle and bustle of the city streetscape.

You can also bike this trail. Open all summer from 8h30 until 21h30.

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