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Parc de la Villette

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Address: Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-8-03-30-63-06
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Description: This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a...
This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a science museum and an IMAX theater.
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Great for Children

Visiting paris with my grandchildren for two weeks, it was definitely worth the relatively long metro trip from our apartment in the Latin Quarter. The various playgrounds alone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visiting paris with my grandchildren for two weeks, it was definitely worth the relatively long metro trip from our apartment in the Latin Quarter. The various playgrounds alone were worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have never seen a parc beeing so logically used. We visited it for the summer open air movie nights, which were great. The french know how to spend their time combining the good and the pleasant.

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A pleasant hour or so wandering through here and along the canal side. Lots of different play areas for children and views of some interesting architecture. A nice free walk to chill and just let some time pass - but it is not a park with flowers and lots of seats to watch nature.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I kept hearing of the dangers of this park and the surrounding area. I found a park full of charm, families and real life. It was fantastic and I would definitely bring my own children here when I'm back in July. The surrounding neighborhood is up and coming and pretty cool. I love it. Then again, I'm from NY so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You won't go there on purpose unless you want to walk along the Canal Saint Martin or go the to Zenith concert hall. The park has several statues and many playgrounds. It is a very pleasant area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Walked through the Parc to get to the Zenith... it's quite a big park with a lot going on along the canal, there's a big kids adventure playground which didn't seem open but looked finished, there seemed to be a lot of building work going on but this would be a positive thing, only to improve what is already a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Canauxrama do tours along the Canal Saint-Martin which terminate at the Basin de la Villette. The boat runs alongside Parc de la Villette to the Paris city boundary at the edge of the 19th arrondissement. There are two stops, one in the basin and one in the park. The park is full of modern sculptures, raised walkways, slides and multiple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Parc de la Villette is a nice public space on the outskirts of Paris away from the city center. The Parc has a nice canal and some sculptures. It is the 3rd largest park in Paris with over 30 hectares of land and is located on the edge of the 19th arrondisement. Nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a great afternoon in the park with a pick nick, much nicer than parks in the centre of Paris. Especially around the canal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice park to have a stroll or undertake some outdoor activities. Note that is is a modern park, not a warm sit around under a tree kind of thing. There a nice sculptures and architectural vistas. Makes for great picture-ops!

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Additional Information about Parc de la Villette

Address: Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-8-03-30-63-06
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > La Villette
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the center.
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