The Coulée Verte, a verdant walk in Paris

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Published by My B., Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 19 June 2022 at 09h12
The Coulée Verte René-Dumont is a very beautiful but little-known walk in Paris unveiling a verdant path covering Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes, going above the Viaduc des Arts. This is an original spot to discover another face of Paris!

You thought you knew everything about Paris? Since you are looking for more, we offer you to discover a wonderful stroll often little-known – excluded by locals. Run to Paris 12th arrondissement and walk the Coulée Verte.

The Coulée Verte René-Dumont – formerly known as Promenade Plantée – is a 4.5-km walk going from Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes. Following the path of a former railway, kit takes you to a green landscape, and it almost makes you forget about the capital’s hustle and bustle.

Discover protected flora, as well as four gardens you can stop by: Jardin de Reuilly, Square Charles-Péguy, Jardin de la Gare-de-Reuilly, and Jardin Hector-Malot. This walk even takes you above the Viaduc des Arts, a genuine temple of the French crafts. On this bucolic path, you discover another face of the French capital. Nature has got its rights back on this vestige from the industrial era.

Today, this place suits a walk, a jog, and a bicycle ride even, far away from the Parisian hustle and bustle. Many access roads enable you to join the Coulée Verte, especially around the Viaduc des Arts.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 18 June 2022



    Coulée verte René-Dumont
    75012 Paris 12

    Métro Bastille (lignes 1, 5 et 8)


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