On 2 April 2017, a new green space opened in Paris - the Parc Rives de Seine. Since 2013, walkers and sports enthusiasts have enjoyed access to the revamped left bank of the Seine, between the Musée d’Orsay and the Pont de l’Alma. Now, four years on, it’s the right bank’s turn to open to the public!
Under development since the end of 2016, the right bank of the Seine has reopened… to pedestrians. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the embankments lining the Seine as it runs through Par
is have been transformed into a 10 hectare park, swapping tarmac for grass and trees. The roads have been replaced by plants and countless fun things to do - just like on the left bank. More environmentally friendly than ever before, this new area is home to fair-trade, collaborative and locavore food outlets, and a store selling sustainable tourist products.
A success since 2013
Attracting some four million visitors since it opened three years ago, the redeveloped left bank has got the thumbs up from visitors. Spanning 2.3 kilometres, the embankment is dotted with sports facilities, play areas for kids (big and small!), and relaxation areas, all open to the public. Designed from the ground up to protect the environment, sustainability is also at the heart of this space. In these extraordinary surroundings you can sip a drink or nibble on tapas in the open air on the Rosa Bonheur sur Seine barge or at Faust.
In 2017, the right and left banks will together form the Parc Rives de Seine, which pedestrians can take to walk from place de la Bastille to the Eiffel Tower, crossing the many bridges spanning the river as they go.
Please note: the banks of the Seine are accessible to people in wheelchairs and equipped with adapted sanitary facilities.