Viaduc Des Arts

Viaduc des Arts

Under the restored arches of an old railway line, just a stone’s throw from the Place de la Bastille, the Viaduc des Arts is a prestigious showcase for artisans, master craftsmen and French savoir-faire.
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Description

Glassblowers, cabinetmakers, art restorers, fashion and textile designers, perfumers, jewellers, framers, leatherworkers, weavers, luthiers, metalsmiths… In total, almost fifty master craftsmen have their workshops under the red brick and cut-stone arches of the Viaduc des Arts. Thanks to the painstaking renovation of each individual arch of the 19th-century viaduct, the space has today become a unique academy of arts and crafts. Above the viaduct, the former railway track is now a delightful planted walkway that links the Place de la Bastille with the Bois de Vincennes.

A walk of discovery

Stretching for over a kilometre under the arches, visitors will find workshops, showrooms, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. As you stroll past, you’ll find yourself plunged into a world of passion, refinement and excellence, uniting past and present. Admire the sure movements of a designer insetting cufflinks with mother-of-pearl, marvel at the creations of a glass blower or bronzesmith and the collections of luminous jewellery in cameo glass, enamel or precious stones. For a relaxing break, try the Viaduc Café, a spacious, warm restaurant set inside cut stone walls, or the vast terrace of the café-restaurant l’Arrosoir.

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Access and contact

1-129 avenue Daumesnil,
75012 Paris 12ème

Days and opening hours

All year round.

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Spoken languages

  • French
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