Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plantée – the original High Line.

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first.  The Promenade Plantée – now renamed as Coulée Verte René-Dumont – in Paris’ 12. Arrondissement was inaugurated in 1993, whereas the first section of the High Line opened in 2009.

The Promenade Plantée runs from Place de la Bastille to the Boulevard Périphérique, a total of 4,7 kilometers, about half of it on the remains of a former railway. The photos only show the strech between Opera de Bastille and Park de Reully, where a bridge spans over a big lawn. After the park the Coulée Verte runs between houses and through tunnels.

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