Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Walk on the Promenade Plantée

We were feeling ambitious this morning, so walked to the Marais area for lunch.  On the way we came across a band playing New Orleans style Dixieland music, accompanied by a woman dancing animatedly - great entertainment!

Then we saw a man riding an incredibly decked out bicycle.

We went to a Corsican restaurant where I had leg of lamb and Bill had wild boar stew.  Both were delicious.

I love the parks in Paris, and one of my favorites is the Promenade Plantée, built on an abandoned railroad line.  It stretches from Place de la Bastille for 4.7 kilometers to the Bois de Vincennes.  Some of it runs above street level and some of it is below street level.  It has tunnels, a small waterfall inside a tunnel, and beautiful gardens.  It also has a separate pathway for bicyclists, so everyone is safer and more comfortable.  The weather was very nice today, so there were lots of people in the park.

This will be my last blog post for this trip since we return home tomorrow.  Thanks for reading.