where is paris bercy?

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1. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

done some searched totally got no clue where it is? obviously there's a train station there. wonder whether it's easier to get there or whether it is within metro station network? trying to figure out how much would it cost to get there from say central paris..


2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Bercy is a neighbourhood within Paris. It is fully accessible by the metro network. Check out the Paris Metro website at WWW.RATP.INFO to figure out how to get there. If you look at the interactive map, you'll see Bercy down in the lower right corner (south-east of the city, but north of the Seine). Bercy is accessible via the 6 and 14 lines, though depending on where you are going, you could get off at Gare De Lyon and walk.

Things I did not know about Bercy...

The archaeological site of Bercy is an Early Neolithic settlement (4500-2000 BC) located on the Seine River within the city limits of Paris, France. Salvage excavations conducted in the 1990s at Bercy have recovered at least six dugout canoes (pirogues), the earliest of which has been carbon-dated to 4500 BC. This makes Bercy one of the earliest known records of the use of dugout canoes by hunter-gatherers. (from About.com)

Paris Bercy also seems to be a short-form that people use for the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, which is a stadium in Paris. Here's there website: http://www.bercy.fr/

And there you go...

3. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

merci merci greg you've been most helpful as this helps me make some decisions

so it is within paris and not so much out of town & accessible by metro! sounds like very interesting/historic place

4. Posted by le_ffrench (Budding Member 39 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hum, I would not say Bercy is an interesting historic place, save for a small part of it called Bercy Village, which is an old wine storage area and the park nearby. For the rest of it, it is fairly modern with the Palais Omnisport which is an indoor stadium/concert hall and the ministry of finance. The Fran├žois Mitterrand Library is just across the Seine.

Here is a view of the viaduct of Bercy with the ministry of finance (where all our taxes go :-)) in the background.
Here is a view of the Bercy park in Spring.

I'm sorry, but I do not have any photos of the palais omnisport.