Petite Ceinture sud, lost railroad, ParisPetite Ceinture sud, lost railroad, Paris

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  • Off the path Explo
    98 %
    Off the path Explo rate
    4.9 / 5
    This is a really cool Explo! Very off the path!
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    • Score
      5 / 5
      Cool description and tips!
    • Score
      2 / 5
      Yes... A plan might be useful!
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      Yes, 4.
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A journey through an abandoned train line across southern Paris...

My experience, Explo description: 

In the past, Paris was circled by a train railroad. For a few years now, this train line is not in use anymore. Only the track and the tunnels are left...

If you go to the west, you will cross wooden area, feeling like in a wild forest in the heart of Paris.

If you go east, you will discover many tunnels. Some are unfortunaltely closed: this means the end of the journey...

My personal recommendations: 

Go east... In the third tunnel, you will find the entrance of the famous parisian catacombs. I don't give more tips because to get there, you need special equipment + a map + someone who is experienced in visiting these undergrounds.

Visiting the lost railroad is prohibited. The track is still the property of the french railways company (SNCF). There are no trains left on this track. If the police catch you there, each person will fined about 150 euros...

How getting there: 

Hum... Should I say? I just give you a clue: take metro to Alesia station. From there, take the Jean Moulin avenue... You will cross a bridge. And then, up to you!

A tip to eat: 

Take a pic nic!

A tip to sleep: 


Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long...

Visit duration: 

1/2 day!

Entry fees: 

Free. Except if you are fined (150 euros / person!)

Access security: 

If you go there, it will be at your own risk and responsability. The tracks and tunnels might be dangerous. Be aware that it is a private area. You need to respect it, and be prepared to be fined if you meet a police patrol.

This is an off the beaten

This is an off the beaten track spot! One of my best Explos in Paris!