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Bois de Boulogne

Address: Main entrance at bottom of av. Foch, Paris, France (Passy)
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Ranked #143 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Biking, Dining
Owner description: This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting activities and...
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Activities: Biking, Dining
Owner description: This huge park on the western side of the city is filled with interesting activities and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a large park and you would need hours to walk through it. So rather hire a bicycle (velos) and cycle through the park - you get to see much more and it is fun to follow the different trails. We came across a bistro in the park where we enjoyed a lovely cafe and patisserie before resuming our... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We like to travel like locals-- to see where locals gather, spend their days and relax. Bois de Boulogne is that place. It's huge, lovely and the perfect way to get away from the tourist-ridden spots of Paris. Rent a little boat and row it in the lake, or pick a shady spot to enjoy a sandwich and some wine.... More 

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Fairbanks
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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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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