LA COULÉE VERTE
Viaduc des Arts
Marais & Bastille
This green trail runs from Bastille to Porte de Vincennes following the old railway line that used to run here. The 4.5-km long trail uses the railway infrastructure, including the tunnels or bridges. Half of this green corridor runs above the city, about 7 metres above the streets. It is quite an amazing sensation to leave behind the city to walk among the greenery.
LA BUTTE AUX CAILLES & LA POTERNE DES PEUPLIERS
Rue des Cinq
Take advantage of a nice sunny day to venture into the streets of la Butte aux Cailles. Stop for lunch at Cailloux, buy some honey at Les abeilles or maybe you prefer an evening walk when the younger crowd flocks to the hill. A little further down you will find La Poterne des Peupliers, a charming block of workers’ houses. We recommend stopping at the organic restaurant La bonne heure.
33 boulevard de
Belleville & surroundings
The atmosphere in Passage Brady, which is also called Little India, is different. It’s almost like venturing into India. The owners of the various restaurants try to attract our attention touting the merits of their menu. Several shops sell scented spices and pretty saris. The garlands of colourful flowers add a festive touch to this place, which is popular among the locals. The pinnacle of exoticism.
A 6 – Saint-Germaindes-
Prés & Montparnasse
A good alternative to explore Saint-Germain-des-Prés through a series of pleasant encounters. These original guided visits combine a bit of history of this mythical neighbourhood with some tasty stops en route in some exclusive shops including chocolate makers, bakeries and delicatessens. The ideal way to add some genuine Parisian addresses to your list.
BALADE LE LONG DE LA PETITE CEINTURE
A 15 – Invalides &
This railway line, which was built around Paris under the Second Empire, originally ran around the capital. Nowadays, a small section of about one kilometre has been converted into a walking trail. Although the railway heritage has been preserved it has been overrun by nature. Or how to see Paris from a different perspective…