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Bois de Boulogne

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Neighborhood: Passy
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Address: Main entrance at bottom of av. Foch, Paris, France
Activities: Dining, Biking
Description: This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting...
This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting activities and restaurants.
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Nice Lakes - But No Toilets

My wife and I rented bikes and rode around the lakes. Very picturesque. There was a nice little cafe area where we bought snacks and where local dog owners seemed to congregate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I rented bikes and rode around the lakes. Very picturesque. There was a nice little cafe area where we bought snacks and where local dog owners seemed to congregate. But no toilets to be found anywhere!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Maybe if my visit was earlier in the day, it would've been better. Or maybe not. My family and I left for this park at around six o'clock. Before leaving, we read that the park got "decidedly adult-ish" at night, however, it doesn't get extremely dark in Paris until nearly midnight, so we thought that if we stayed until seven... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Someone suggested my husband and I go here for a run. Said it was safe during the day and "like Central Park in NYC"...Well, it was neither. It was overgrown and prostitutes were in several places. I would never have gone there had I known it was going to be so sketchy. One group of ladies was just finishing up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This past week, I took a morning to go the Bois de Boulogne, on the western edge of Paris. It had once been a hunting reserve for the French nobility, Napoleon had it set up as a recreation park for the people of Paris. It is served by a couple of Metro stations, but I used the RER station at... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After a week of sightseeing and shopping and cultural knowledge of Paris, we took bicicles and rode through the forest. It is a natural reservation with paths for cyclists, lakes and water fronts to enjoy your picnics. The nature is unbelievable, and the place is very much worth a visit!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This really is a beautiful park. It is located in the 16th Arrondisement next to Roland Garros and only about 30-40 minutes walk from the Eiffeltower. I can really advise you to take a little walk around the lake (about 40 minutes). Then you will allready get a good impression of the park.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We walked from one end to the other with a few traverses included. It's huge and quite wild and remote in parts, so wouldn't recommend for solo visits, particularly for females. Along the car accessible roads it's a large red light area with ladies and non-ladies I think, occupying curtained vehicles or waiting on the edge of the forest. Hence... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Let's start with a few words of warnings for young families. Bois de Boulogne is known as a place where quite a bit of the (mainly gay) sex business is taking place. This can be visible and lead to all sort of questions from your kids. Even during day times you might be walking onto a scene... Or a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went running one early morning of our 5 days in Paris this spring. Enjoyed feeling as if we were in the country, but traffic can become very heavy so if you enjoy forest solitude try going during the weekend. This is a well used park and relatively safe, but stay alert and take your cellphone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

From Porte Maillot, bordering Neuilly, at the bottom of Avenue Foch or of the Avenue de la Grande Armée, the bois de Boulogne is located to the West of Paris 16 ème arrondissement. It is very large. It is slightly smaller than the bois de Vincennes and over twice the size of New York's Central Park. It includes several attraction:... More 

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Address: Address: Main entrance at bottom of av. Foch, Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Passy

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