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Bois de Boulogne

Address: Main entrance at bottom of av. Foch, Paris, France (Passy)
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Ranked #97 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Dining, Biking
Owner description: This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting activities and...
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Activities: Dining, Biking
Owner description: This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting activities and restaurants.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I am amazed at many of the reviews here-"lovely" and "fresh air" and the like. Not my impression at all! There are no restrooms anywhere at all in the park, so people poop and pee everywhere. You must always watch where you step and many areas stink horribly. Cafe owners are very unfriendly and offer little; if you want a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Bois de Boulogne is a huge and beautiful park on the outskirts of Paris (western side). Lovely spaces, beautiful gardens, nice open spaces and loads of fun activities for children adults alike. A place to come to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace & serenity and beauty of nature. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the centerpiece green space of the Second Empire, transformed by Alphand to eclipse Hyde Park or Regent's Park and project Paris past London as the imperial center of Europe. When New York's elite began thinking of a Central Park for that city, they used the Bois de Boulogne as their model. Circle du Lac Inférieur, visit Parc de... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Me and my boyfriend spent a good few hours in this lovely park. Amazing trees and lakes. We took the ferry over to the restaurant in the middle of one of the lakes. We didn't eat their but it was nice to walk around the island as it is quieter than the rest of the park. (Also a good place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The safe time to go it's only in the weekends ,it's has a Restorant that you can be taking there by the boat ,also from each side of the lake there is places that sales hot or cold drinks and snacks .

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited Bois de Boulogne (well, part of it) after visiting Musée Marmottan Monet. It is very close to the museum (about five minutes walking) and is definitely worth visiting. Bois de Boulogne is often compared to Bois de Vincennes on the east of Paris. Both of these forests are huge and you cannot see all of them in a... More 

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italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a beautiful park, we went on a sunday morning it was packed with runners, so we got to see how parisians run haha.The park is quiet big you can even go around in a bicycle. Theres even a coffee shop, various ponds. All in all highly reccomended especially with children.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

spent time in the Autumn in Paris, what a sight! this park is so beautiful and peaceful and simply spectacular. If you love just taking a walk and being at peace you have to check it out. It is huge, you cannot see it all in a day but just try to stop by for a bit. I believe you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Keeping moving and getting sun are two helpful ways to deal with jet lag. A couple of hours walking in the Bois de Boulogne after flying over was very nice, and there are places to stop for a nice meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to spend a quiet Paris day here - it is really nice! We sat besides the lake bought a baguette cheese (cliche) and ate here. I can't say it wasn't nice! I do recommend passing by for an afternoon.

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