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Parc de la Villette

Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, 75019 Paris, France
+33 803 30 63 06
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This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a science museum and an IMAX theater.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“modern park” (3 reviews)
“big park” (3 reviews)
“dance center” (2 reviews)
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Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, 75019 Paris, France
La Villette
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+33 803 30 63 06
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"great park"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parc de la Villette is a little bit far from the city centre. You can spend the whole day in this park. There are some museums, children playground separated by the ages, carousel, pedal boat, movie by the Science and Industry park. It is a...More

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I with the 9 year old daughter of a friend visited on the warm and sunny 20 May18, a bank holiday weekend. We walked down the canal de l'Ourcq from the metro at Jaurès. The canal needs clearing of a lot of...More

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The whole area (and it is pretty big) is supposed to be a park. Yet, there's too few green areas and too many buildings and concrete and asphalt. Built around a couple of multipurpose halls, this is a place that screams "lack of heart". While...More

Thank ICristian
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Huge park on the outskirts of the city of Paris, where the slaughter houses used to be. Place for some concerts or skateboarding. The music museum is here.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This place is huge and clearly the general design of the area has been planned not just accidentally evolved. It's only that the planning has been catastrophically bad. There are tens of kilometers of paths with very strange routes and no written or visual hint...More

1  Thank Major B
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This parc is out of the ordinary. It is not like tha parcs we I used ti. It is very modern. There is a sculture which is hard to find in the parc that it is really amazing. If you have time look for it...More

Thank Ninaa C
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

It's like a cross between a New York harbour-side, an uber modern park with some more traditional elements thrown in. I was here super early so didn't get the full treatment but the sun was still coming up, so a lot of the park and...More

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

This is a really interesting modern park with unique designs and a futuristic layout! It's a massive cultural center with a science museum, a dance center, concert venues, and the like. There's over 25 buildings, promenades, covered walkways, bridges, and landscaped gardens. I love the...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

The park is a short walk from the metro and well worth the effort if the weather is good. There are lots of open space as well as gardens and walks. There are several restaurants both within the park and immediately outside. I did not...More

Thank heldo99
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

There are conflicting reviews about the dragon slide. Some older reviews indicate the dragon slide has been dismantled, but as of our visit in September 2017, the old dragon slide has since been replaced with a new slide. I've attached pictures of the new structure,...More

2  Thank richmond01742
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