Park, garden, promenade

La petite ceinture

36 boulevard de Beauséjour 75016 - 75016 Paris

Porte d'Auteuil - Porte de Saint-Cloud - 16e Arrondissement

Petite ceinture

What's on?

By 2020, 10 km (35 km in 2017) will be reserved for pedestrians and fully open.


The Petite Ceinture is a former railway line, which once encircled Paris inside the Boulevards des Maréchaux. Disused since 1934, its tracks are now a haven for a rare biodiversity of wild flowers and fauna; it boasts more than 200 species of plants and more than 70 animal species. In 2007, a first section was opened to walkers in the 16th arrondissement, between the Porte d’Auteuil and the Gare de la Muette. This 1,500m² strip of land it is accessible to everyone, including physically disabled people, who can borrow available wheelchairs adapted for such terrain. This green countrified pathway through the capital, often little-known even to Parisians, is a great discovery! A section in the 12th arrondissement, with a 200-metre-long nature trail and a shared garden, is accessible from 21 Rue Rottembourg. In 2013, a part of the Petite Ceinture in the 15th arrondissement opened to the public, between the Place Balard and the Rue Olivier de Serres. Some 1.5 kilometres long, its entrance is located at 99 Rue Olivier de Serres. The last section opened to the public (September 2015) is located in the 13th arrondissement. Access is at 60 Rue Damesme and runs from the Charles Trenet garden to the Moulin de la Pointe garden. In November 2018, a new sections was opened in the 20th arrondissement, accessed by 11 Rue de la Mare.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour


Opening times

Times vary according to the different sections of the trail and the time of year. Opens between 8am and 9am and closes between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

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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La petite ceinture

36 boulevard de Beauséjour 75016
75016 Paris

  • Subway - Porte d'Auteuil
  • Bus - 22, 32, 39, 42, 46, 47, 52, 57, 63, 80, 87, 95, PC1

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Porte d'Auteuil - Porte de Saint-Cloud

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

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

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