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Explore Paris enjoying the nature: Parc de la Villette

Christian Fernsby |
At the edge of the 19th arrondissement in Paris, you’ll find the largest urban cultural park in the city, Parc de la Villette.

It’s situated on 55 hectares, and there you can find a mix of modern architecture, playgrounds, cultural spaces and theaters. There are the Géode, the Zénith de Paris, the Musée de la Musique, and the Philharmonie de Paris, so something for everyone and every taste.

The park houses the City of Science and Industry which Europe's largest science museum for those of you who want to enjoy some science in the city of romance.

You can stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq where there are a number of green spaces, ponds and fountains.

Depending on your mood, you can explore different garden configurations: playgrounds, tree-planted grounds, sound elements, aquatic atmospheres and intimate spaces conducive to reflection. Ecological gardens with an educational and solidarity role serve as support for educational workshops to raise awareness of biodiversity for young and old.

There is a range of fun and educational workshops available for you to learn about calligraphy, cookery, the trees in the park, how to make bread, etc.

There are numerous places to eat in the Parc de la Villette: the 'Café des Concerts', 'Goûtu', 'Hippopotamus', 'My Boat' et 'La Petite Halle'.

You can get to Parc de la Villette using a metro, bus, bicycle or even boat.

Good to know:
Independent tour: Free admission to the park and gardens
Guided tour: €11 each
Group tour: €200 (specific prices for schools, social sphere)
When: The park is open every day, all day long

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