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About Petite Ceinture, Paris

The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (de Paris) (French for "little belt railway"), as it was called in its later years, was a circular railway built to provide a rail connection between Paris's main railway stations and a means to supply the city's then fortifications. Built in stages from 1851, its first years were as two distinct 'Ceinture Syndicate' freight and 'Paris-Auteuil' passenger lines that formed an arc that surrounded the northern two thirds of Paris, but when its third Rive Gauche section was built in 1867, it became a relatively homogenous freight-passenger-service ring of rail around the city. Serving almost as Paris' first metro line, it gradually shed its freight function as it rose in popularity to its 1900 Universal Exposition peak, but the Metro appearing that year would mark the onset of its decline. Mostly abandoned since its last year of service in 1934, but still largely intact, its future is still the source of much debate as of 2017. Many would like to preserve the remaining stations as part of France's national heritage, while others would like to see its former path transformed into parks and communal gardens, and yet others, rail enthusiasts for the most part, would like to see, in some form, the track and stations remaining become a functioning line once again.


Overview of Petite Ceinture

As you traverse the city of Paris, you'll stumble upon Petite Ceinture. Although listed here, Petite Ceinture is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Paris.

Important attractions of the city include Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Musee D Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and Luxembourg Gardens. You can also discover other things to do in Paris on TripHobo.

Paris tours ideally do not include a visit to Petite Ceinture.

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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour by Night
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Admire panoramic evening views over Paris on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour. Marvel at the magnificent Eiffel Tower illuminated against the night sky, then beat the queues and enjoy skip-the-line access to the second floor with your guide. Gaze out over the twinkling lights of the French capital. Pick out top Paris attractions such as the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral. The perfect after-dinner activity, this tour is a wonderful way to see the City of Light in style.

Paris Pass Including Entry to Over 60 Attractions
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Discover the joy of sightseeing with the Paris Pass, which gives you free entry to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Save time as you skip the queues with fast track entry at many attractions, including the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, and take advantage of special offers at various Paris restaurants and shops.

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
View Deal Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour 2252 Reviews | Duration: Varies From USD 36.88/person

See Paris at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour. With four interconnected routes, this tour is the easiest way to get around Paris and see all the sights. Get a bird's eye view of the cobbled streets of the Left Bank, the Napoleonic splendor of the Ecole Militaire and the structure they thought wouldn't last more than a few years - the Eiffel Tower! Take time out to explore the Paris you've been looking for: historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper friendly.

Paris City Tour and Eiffel Tower Half-day Trip
View Deal Paris City Tour and Eiffel Tower Half-day Trip 279 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours From USD 68.07/person

See Paris’ top city attractions and take in panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower on this 3-hour Paris city tour. Admire top city attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde and the Luxembourg Gardens. Learn of the city’s rich history and heritage from the informative on-board commentary. Alight at the famous Eiffel Tower and climb up to the second floor to enjoy breathtaking views out over the city below. Enjoy Paris to the full and see the sites in style!

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