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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Always something is happening here! From the science expos for children and young adults till the most quality music concert and sometimes giant open air cinema in the summer. Worth to discover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took my little ones there, they really enjoyed it. Having fun while learning, would definitely go again.

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Maine, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great park to stroll around with many interesting buildings - once the abattoir of Paris - now a cultural area with music, theater, and the science and technology center.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After I visited the music museum, I decide to go in this park and I when by myself, I'm giving a very serious advice, DO NOT GO IN IF YOU'RE ALONE! As I was walking deep inside the east side of the park, I thought it's safe because outside there are many people, there were 7-8 bunch of arabic men... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to an exhibition in the grand hall which was brilliant location and easy to get to from hotel, it was clean and easy to walk to from the holiday in express we stayed at, nice walk along the canal. there are a lot of fun places for the kids hence on way out we noticed loads of families... 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.