Paris, France (Central)

Promenade Plantée

Add-on options: Bois de Vincennes, Parc des Buttes Chaumont

This is a favorite Paris off-road path. Created out of an abandoned metro line, “PlantPé “is an elevated, paved linear park that runs 2.4 miles from Bastille in the Eleventh arrondissement to Porte de Montempoivre. You’ll see lots of other runners, and inline skaters. Just beneath the path, along the viaduct, there are shops, markets, and artist studios. There are numerous entrance gates along the way, each with their own opening/closing times.Notes: There are signs that say “This place is a space for walking. Jogging is tolerated only to the extent that it doesn’t disturb walkers.”

Add-Ons: For a longer run, continue from the end of the path into Bois de Vincennes, which is 0.5 miles using Rue Sacrot (look for the Porte Dorée entrance), or mid-way along the Plantée path, from Jaures, head 1/2 mile east to Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Good hills there.

Essentials
  • 4 km (2.4 miles) onw-way
  • 78 feet
  • Bastille or Porte de Montempoivre (metro Bel Air)
  • Metro: Bel Air

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Essentials
  • 4 km (2.4 miles) onw-way
  • 78 feet
  • Bastille or Porte de Montempoivre (metro Bel Air)
  • Metro: Bel Air