La Petite Ceinture – Walk along a former railway



Description The Petite Ceinture is a 17 miles railway around central Paris. Built between 1852 and 1869 (during the Second Empire) to connect the different train stations of Paris, this railway was one of the first suburban transit system in the world, but it fell into disuse during the 30’s with the success of the Metro.Abandoned since then, the Petite Ceinture has become a biodiversity sanctuary in a big urban city such as Paris. It provides shelter for more than 200 species of plants and no less than 70 animal species1,3km of this former railway was opened to the public in the 15th arrondissement last summer. The path overlooks an interesting mix of architecture: classic stone facades, brick buildings, newer balconied apartments, even the Eiffel Tower sometimes.

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Price Free access
Address From Balard until the rue Olivier de Serres
Website For more information : (sorry it’s in french)
Hours Mon. to Fri.: 9 am – 4.45 pm (in the winter) & 8.30 pm (in the summer)Sat. to Sun.: 9.30 am – 4.45 pm (in the winter) & 8.30 pm (in the summer)
How to go there? Metro 8 Balard / Metro 12 Porte de Versailles

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