Park, garden, promenade

Coulée verte René-Dumont

Avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


Created in 1988 by Philippe Mathieux and Jacques Vergely on the former railway line, which linked Place de la Bastille to Varenne-Saint-Maur from 1859, the Promenade Plantée mixes areas of wild vegetation that has sprung up alongside the railway line with more modern landscaped areas. It begins behind the Bastille opera house and runs above avenue Daumesnil to the Jardin de Reuilly: it is the famous Viaduc des Arts. The Allée Vivaldi then comprises the shopping part of the walkway. Then, it continues through tunnels and trenches and ends at Porte Dorée and the Bois de Vincennes. An extraordinary journey along 4.5 km planted with many types of lime and hazelnut trees, climbing plants, rosebushes and other plants. The walk gives you the opportunity to admire various remarkable views of the most modern and typical parts of the 12th arrondissement.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free access for all.

Guided tour

Guided tours are organised by the Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement (Management of green spaces and the environment). For further information visit


Free access for all.

Opening times

Open everyday. From 8am (9am on weekends) to 5:30pm (winter) or 9:30pm (summer).

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Coulée verte René-Dumont

Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris

  • Subway - Bastille
  • RER - Gare de Lyon
  • Bus - 29, 87, 91

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Mobility impairment: access ramp by Jacques Hillairet Street, accompanying recommended, free and adapted automatic public toilets 'Sanisettes' at 111 avenue Daumesnil and 179 avenue Daumesnil.

More details on accessibility

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade

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