The Viaduc des Arts is a converted train line located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris (France) which is now both a string of workshops for highly skilled artisans and, on the top level, a linear park. It was, formerly, the “Viaduc de Bastille,” for the trains of the Paris-Bastille-Vincennes line.

This re-purposing project was designed by the architect Patrick Berger under the direction of the SEMAEST, a private-public consortium for infrastructure development.

The vaults of the Viaduc now host the workshops of artisans working in such diverse areas as glass blowing, furniture manufacturing and jewellery making. Thus, the Viaduc preserves the 12th arrondissement’s tradition of skilled craftsmanship.

The Promenade Plantée is a linear park built on top of the Viaduc.

Address: 1-127 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France.

Working Hours:

Sunday 10 AM–7 PM
Monday 10 AM–7 PM
Tuesday 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday 10 AM–7 PM
Friday 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday 10 AM–7 PM

Total length: 1,222 m
Opened: 1994
Construction started: 1990
Architect(s): Patrick Berger.

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20 arrondissements of Paris

Architecture of Paris

Museums of Paris

Entertainment in Paris

Bridges in Paris

Parks in Paris

Streets and squares in Paris

Shopping in Paris

Transport in Paris

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