Half-an-hour's green walk in the 16th arrondissement


Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
Yes, in the middle of the 16th arrondissement, you can have a nice green walk, completely away from traffic. We are again on the abandoned rail tracks of “La Petite Ceinture” (the Little Belt) on which I have talked a number of times, e.g. here, here, here and here. This part is between the former stations “Passy-La Muette” and “Auteuil”. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
These station buildings – from 1854 – are now both restaurants. The rail traffic stopped in 1985 and the tracks disappeared in 1993.
We can see “Passy-La Muette” as it once looked when even visiting royalties arrived here… Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
… and also the “Auteuil” station as it once looked. In 1962 this became an end station, the continuation of the line southwards was demolished.   Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
Yes, this is really calm, you hardly meet anybody, even a nice weather day. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
You walk on ground which is a mixture of fallen leaves and needles, surrounded by traces of the original gravel. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
The “nature” is half-wild – well under control, in an ecological way. There are some benches, waste is taken care of… Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
You can see how nature takes over even on the tree stumps. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
As all over Paris there are homes for birds and insects … and under the insect-hotel, even a home for hedgehogs. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
There a few discrete flowers… Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement
… but, maybe, the best views are when looking up. Half-an-hour s green walk in the 16th arrondissement

[Author: PeterParis]


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