A More Modern Paris - Parc de Bercy and Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir

August 30, 2014

Elevated Terrace - Quai de Bercy

Bercy About 40 feet below us and to the left was a busy street and the Seine River. Below us and to the right was the Parc de Bercy.
Bercy Near the footbridge we found these quirky sculptures.

Footbridge - Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir

We crossed the river on the bridge.

Bercy Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, a pedestrian bridge over the Seine River between the Parc de Bercy and Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Bercy The other side of the river.

Then we returned via Parc de Bercy

Bercy Joggers at the Cascade. The Cascade is a stairway plus waterfall that descends from the terrace to the park.
Bercy I was surprised to find this Great Blue Heron fishing in one of the ponds. I thought that Great Blue Herons were exclusive to North America.
Correction: This is a Grey Heron.