Solo Travel Destination: La Coulée Verte, Paris

  • 21 April 2016
  • Prue Scott

Reasons to Visit la Coulée verte

Do you really want to see Paris? Then go get your shoes.

Whether you call it the Promenade Plantée, the old Vincennes railway line, the aqueduct walk, the Coulée verte René-Dumont, or la Coulée verte, this 4.7 km/2.9 mile path is the world’s first elevated park, a lush, green artery from the heart of Paris to its edges.

We will walk at the height of the leaves on the trees and back down at street level, we will go overground and underground, take tunnels and wind through a forest of tall trees. The path will diverge and remind us of Robert Frost, who ended The Road Not Taken with

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


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