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Parc de la Villette

Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, Paris, France (Buttes Chaumont / La Villette)
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Ranked #212 of 764 Attractions in Paris
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Type: Parks
Description: This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a science museum and an IMAX theater.
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Spring, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Parc de la Villette was having a jazz festival while we were there and we saw 3 fantastic concerts . Charles bradely, Maceo Parker, james carter and omar sosa. Concerts take place year round at the City of Music in the park. check it out. 2 different metro lines stop right at the park entry.

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Cairo, Egypt
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I enjoyed visiting this place , I enjoyed walking , watching a movie with 180 degree view at the Geode , visiting the city of sciences It is really an amazing experience

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Southampton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A really interesting park of many different areas - great for an afternoon's stroll and away from the usual touristy areas of Paris.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

the children were bored very unfriendly museum, extra tickets for many exebitions dont waist your money!!!

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Cairo, Egypt
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hello, I was staying at Jean Jaures street and I had the privilege to go there on foot. you can have a good walk in a good sight seeing place or rent a bike and make the tour. It is Preferable to bring your drinks inside the parc.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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249 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

There are many places to explore here and endless spots to sit and read, picnic or just chill out. Great for kids as there are sheep in an enclosure, games areas and workout areas for grown up kids and even a vineyard and bamboo grove area. The many pathways and trees offer places to sit in the cool and, there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a fairly bonkers idea from the start. Lets find an abandoned abattoir and meat market, preferably sandwiched between the Road from Hell and one of the most sophisticated capitals in the world and turn it into a cultural centre. Ooh no, a children's play area. How about making it educational? No no, it's in a city, let's make... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

we visited in April 2014 with 8 and 11 year olds...the "park" is basically not there any more. The dragon slide that is promoted in all the tour books is closed and does not look like it will reopen. The open space is largely just some walking paths from the main street to the science museum. The science museum is... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a strange place! I can only assume that when we visited (Feb) it's out of season and the everything was shut or being replaced. One carousel and a play area with some very odd characters in the public toilets! Not what the guide book had led us to believe. Left me with one very disappointed nine year old!

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Sydney, Australia
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855 attraction reviews
1,243 helpful votes 1,243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Nestled in the north of Paris,is an under-appreciated park that is at the centre of the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie. Built on a former slaughter-house,its a great place to explore with its multi-themed gardens,open prairies,culture centre and an open-air cinema. The park is the largest in Paris,at the intersection of two canals,St.Denis and the Ourq. The highlights are... More

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