A railroad turned park turned movie star

I love this park because it’s very easy to see it all: you just walk straight forward.

The Promenade Plantée was a rail road, a very long time ago, that went from Paris to some place we don’t care anymore. Today it’s a very proper, neat, beautiful park that goes from the Bastille square all the way to the Bois de Vincennes.


In the movie “Before Sunset”, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy), walk around this park and sit in some bank I still haven’t identified. If you manage to locate it, let me know!

If the weather’s nice, there a a big super green garden at the end, the Jardin de Reuilly, get some ice cream and enjoy yourself.

Promenade Plantée, walk from the Bastille square towards the Opéra Bastille and keep walking. You’ll see the entrance to your left. If you can’t find it.. ask!