Bassin de la Villette, Paris

4.3
#6 of 9 in Nature in Paris
A man-made lake surrounded by shops and historical buildings, Bassin de la Villette serves as an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll. Sunshine, fresh air, and the buzz of pedestrians infuse the shores with energy. Colorful parasols and long stretches of green lawns line either side, tucked below old tree canopies. Inaugurated by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808, the lake quickly became the setting for many social events. Today, it functions as a hub of art, culture, and science, with cinemas, museums, restaurants, and pubs all within close proximity. The lake itself provides many water-based recreational activities, so consider renting a sailboat or kayak and getting out on the water. Our Paris trip planner makes visiting Bassin de la Villette and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • You can relax on the artificial canal from the metro station Stalingrad to the Parc de la Vilette the 2 km walk - in good weather you can also make a stop over at the promenade Jeanne Moreau.
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  • Be careful to come well in advance. Parking is difficult. The staff is indifferent. meh. It's a shame
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  • This is the place we stayed holiday Inn express excellent hotel 🏩 deal comes with bed and breakfast, superb breakfast they served it's on the canal if you want travel to other part tube station is thete and so many cafes nearby on the canal itself thete is cinema Hall, restaurants, cafes you can hire boat and peddlers, small Park with children play ground and many more things beautiful loved it
  • Whales are in, and sharks too! J'aime es so viel!
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