Paris Berges de Seine reclaimed

Strolling along the Seine in Paris has never been more fun!  The city in an effort to make the river banks more pedestrian friendly, started a construction initiative know as les Berges de Seine.  My friend Stephanie told me to check it out when was back in Paris this summer…les berges

Restaurants, playgrounds and more line the quai and the unique perspective that was once reserved for cars, now belongs to the public.MIkados

The reclaimed riverbanks offer routes along the water for walking, jogging and biking. The Parisians new playground also boasts restaurants, immaculate gardens, ‘zen’ spaces, and children’s play areas complete with climbing wall.

Several spaces of the new urban project can be reserved and privatized for free. The children’s area has four teepees that can be reserved to celebrate birthdays. Zen cabins (Zzz) sit in a garden inspired by Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky and Seurat. The quiet spaces can be reserved for up to 90 minutes so you can bask in solitude to read, think, or even take a nap.Zz3

TipisI can’t wait to see such a playful initiative in New York!


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