The wine storerooms that housed the worlds biggest wine and spirit market in the 19th century stood in this park. The wine trade stretched on until the 1950s.
A contemporary layout
This park stretches from the Seines banks to the Paris-Bercy Palais Omnisports and the Cour Saint-Emilion storerooms. It layout is categorically contemporary, but it has lost none of its distinctive bygone-day charm. It still captures the relentless bustle that permeated the storerooms whence Paris once bought its wine. Local parks and gardens authorities have befittingly planted a vineyard, which is harvested every year.
You can still see the railway tracks that carried tankers cutting through the cobblestone alleys. The ruins of a mild 18th-century folly are lying amid the 200 centennial trees.
Maison du Lac, another attraction here, stands on a lake-encircled island amid Corsican pine trees, Lebanese cedars, and maidenhairs.
Three wine storerooms are still there today, scattered around the park, to bear witness to its history and embellish the flower-flanked alleys.
Maison du Lac, Maison du Jardinage, Chai de Bercy (a wine storeroom), the Orangerie, the flowerbeds, Grande Prairie, Jardin Romantique, Canyonaustrate (a fountain sculpture by Grard Singer) and the film conferences.
Opened in 1995
139,747 sq m
- Rue Paul Belmondo, Rue Joseph Kessel, Rue de l'Ambroisie, Rue Franois Truffaut, Quai, Boulevard and Rue de Bercy, Rue de Cognac, Rue de Pommard, Cour Chamonard (Paris 12) - Metro: Bercy or Cour Saint-Emilion.