I’m lucky. My new apartment is right next to the promenade plantee. It’s a former railroad track, sort of like the hi-line in New York.
The promenade runs from the Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes.
It also cuts through the Jardin de Reuilly, home of the sparkling public water fountain.
That’s right, sparking water fountain. As an effort to decrease plastic consumption in France, the government has installed Paris’ first sparkling water fountain. It’s just like regular H2O, but it’s + CO2!
It’s a great running route. Which, is very important to keep off all of those delicious French pastries.