The Promenade Plantée, also known as the Coulée verte is an alley built in 1994 on a former 19th century railway viaduct of the Bastille Railway Line connecting Paris with Strasbourg called the Viaduc de la Bastille. The railroad was located in the 12th arrodissement of Paris and was several kilometres long. However, in 1969 it was closed and nearly twenty years later, in 1988, the construction of the promenade began in its place. The whole route of the promenade was completed in 1994 and today it is 4,7 kilometres long, connecting the Bastille Opera to the eastern city limits of Paris.
The Promenade Plantée was designed according to the vision of two landscape architects - Jacques Vergely and Philippe Mathieux. At the Bastille end, the alley is elevated 10 metres above the ground level to form the Viaduc des Arts, the former railway viaduct, in the arches of which one can find a line of shops devoted to arts and crafts. There are also several cafes and restaurants.
|Porte-Saint-Denis (10th Arrondissement - l'Entrepôt)
|75013 Paris, Promenade Plantée