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Viaduc des Arts

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These arches over the avenue Daumesnil tower over a block of interesting shops.
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1 au 129 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We had a few hours to kill before heading to Orly for our flight home, it was a perfect / tranquil way to finish our long weekend in Paris. Most of it was on an old viaduct above the streets, moving on to street level...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skibum_bray
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Beautiful stores selling interesting items, lots of artisans engaging in their crafts. A totally enjoyable walk of discovery. And, of course, the coulee verte, is right above. I completely disagree with the negative review of the prior reviewer, westwilshire, perhaps they suffered from visiting in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

The area under the old railroad tracks has been transformed into a series of shops selling specialized goods. High end. Up above is one of Paris' most beautiful and unique parks, the Promenade Plantee. I never get tired of walking along it.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We were so looking forward to this attraction but there was absolutely nothing to see. The viaduct itself may be a nice walk above the city but the courtyard below that allegedly contained arts and crafts was a bunch of empty real estate - shops...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank westwilshire
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Such a quiet, midweek walk after a visit to the Marche D'Aligre @4 km in length. Old elevated rail line with artisan and craft shops in the lower arcades. Planters in full summer bloom. Seems somewhat underused compared to the quays but is very busy...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Great ground level set of arts shops and creative ateliers. Top level has a very nice trail with lots of green. In my opinion, a hidden gem in Paris.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

The elevated park above, Promenade des Plantes, is a wonderful walk, up above the traffic. Super popular. Down below is a collection of unusual shops and galleries built in the arches of the former elevated railway.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We started at the Bastille end and walked as far as Bel-Air metro station. The first part of the walk was elevated, as per its New York high line equivalent. In February the plants are principally out of flower but did see a few trees...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CostaandStephie
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Viaduc des Arts is a former railway viaduct which has been refurbished and converted into an elevated walkway. The arches below have been let out to various businesses, shops and boutiques. The upper part is planted and makes a very pleasant walk, a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Brian D
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to stretch our legs a bit after reaching our accommodation in Jussieu following a long train journey. Took in this viaduct along the way. Nice walk among the greenery and some good elevated views. Good to see that the arches below are used too,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make
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