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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It was a very nice place! There is lots of grass that you can lie down! It is also good for jogging, cycling, and boarding(skate board). Parc de la Villette is open from 9:00am to 6:30pm... All the building there are very beautiful and great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Although far from the beaten track, we went to the Parc de la Villette to see the new building of the Philharmonie de Paris (of which more separately) and were more than pleasantly surprised by this large space (it is actually the largest park area in Paris) and its many attractions. At one end, it is the Paris music and... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We conducted a visit due to its fame tectonic red structure and it definitely worth it as the landscape design is very unique. An additional bonus for the beautiful and calming environment. The canal is a surprised for us and an additional plus for us as it really compliments the design surrounding.

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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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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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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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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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