Bercy neighbourhood

The new Bercy neighbourhood is articulated around a park of 13 hectares created over one of the main features of old Paris, the Bercy wine market.
It has preserved the cobbled streets of the old site, nearly all of the century-old trees and three of the wine cellars, converted into meeting and exhibition halls.

Bercy Village

Bercy Village consists largely of late 19th Century warehouses that were spared from decay and transformed into small shops & restaurants.

Bercy Village

The tracks seen in the paved courtyard were originally used to transport barrels of wine in and out of the warehouses.

Parc de Bercy

Next to Bercy Village is the Parc de Bercy, seldom visited by tourists but quite popular among Parisians.

Parc de Bercy

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Parc de Bercy

Parc de Bercy

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Top of the stairs, 21 statues made by Rachid Khimoune representing 21 children of different countries. Quite ugly, no?

Parc de Bercy

Parc de Bercy

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

This pedestrian bridge connects the French National Library and the Bercy Parc.

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

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Skate park

Bercy skatepark access is free for skateboarding, skating and BMX, but the spot is also left to the graffiti as a space of free expression.

Skate Park Bercy

Skate Park Bercy

Skate Park Bercy

Skate Park Bercy

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Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Prouvé and Guvan, it can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn.
Programmed in the context of Paris (failed) bid to host the 1992 Olympics, this gigantic stadium was conceived for all kinds of sporting and cultural events (concerts, races…). It hosts the BNP Paribas Masters since 1984.

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POPB

POPB

Cinémathèque française

The original purpose of the structure, a centre of American art and culture, proved to be too costly to upkeep and not popular enough to ensure sustainability. It lasted for only 19 months before closing down, and the building lay empty for several years before being successfully reinvented as the Cinemathèque Française.

The Cinémathèque Française now boasts four screens, a bookshop, a restaurant, exhibition space and holds one of the largest film archives in the world.

La Cinémathèque Française

La Cinémathèque Française

Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances

The Ministry of Finances was built here to clear the way for the expansion of the Musée du Louvre on its old site in central Paris. The new building was designed both as a bridge and a gate.

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