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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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.


Spoken languages

  • French
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