The Parisian alternative for the New York high line is La Promenade Plantée, in the 12th arrondissement.
The promenade was the idea of Philippe Mathieux and Jacques Vergely, who turned over the former railway track which connected the Place de la Bastille to Varenne-Saint-Maur. The renovation of the old railway tracks started on 1980 and were done in parts. They end on 1989. This is a great opportunity to have a stroll above the streets of Paris, run, or walk with a picnic basket all the way to Jardin de Reuily, where a lot of Parisians enjoy chilling there or having a picnic break