One more photo from our short trip to Paris, even though we are back home today.
Paris is such a rich and interesting city; exploring it's many corners could be a life's work. On this visit we discovered something wonderful that we'd never heard of. Our lunch restaurant was just a short walk from one of the entrances to the Promenade Plantée, a four and a half kilometer (almost 3 mile) walkway elevated above street-level. It was opened in 1993 and was the inspiration for the High Line Park in NYC. It is built on an old railway line that went from Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes. You can walk the entire distance in a beautifully maintained garden. This time of year there were many trees in bloom and the birds were happily building nests and playing together. Below the path in the supporting arches is a series of store fronts, Les Viaducs des Arts, housing shops and artists' ateliers.