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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”. These station buildings – from 1854 – are now both restaurants. The rail traffic stopped in 1985 and the tracks disappeared in 1993. ...
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Abandoned tracks

The « Small Belt », la « Petite Ceinture », the circular railway on which I have posted a number of times, e.g. here, here, here, which was supposed to supply the city’s fortification walls and also to connect the different railway terminals, was created in the middle of the 19th century. Some smaller parts are still used, but the major part has been abandoned since the 1930’s, when the metro system had been developed. Some of the local stations are still around, but today used as shops, resta...
Tags: Travel, Petite Ceinture, Parc de Belleville, PeterParis, Paris 20

France, Paris

16h Porte de Vanves, la petite ceinture ouverte au public Copyright Jacques Witt   [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Another part of the "Petite Ceinture"

I already wrote a few times about the “Little Belt”, the “Petite Ceinture” , the railway that was created around Paris in the middle of the 19th century to interconnect the then newly created major railway stations and also to allow travelling around Paris - before the creation of the metro system. (I already wrote about it e.g. here, here, here, here and here.) Most of it is abandoned, but to a large extent the tracks, the bridges… are still there, awaiting a possible new utilisation. ...
Tags: Paris, Rosa Parks, Peter Olson, Paris 19, Petite Ceinture