Built during the reign of Emperor Louis Napoleon, Bois de Boulogne is a large public park near Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. The second largest park in Paris, it is three times larger than Central Park in New York. Stroll through an English landscape garden with several lakes and a cascade, two smaller botanical and landscape gardens, and a complex of greenhouses holding a hundred thousand plants. You also can find a zoo and amusement park in the Jardin d'Acclimatation, two tracks for horse racing, the Hippodrome de Longchamp and the Auteuil Hippodrome, a tennis stadium where the French Open tennis tournament is held each year, and other attractions. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bois de Boulogne and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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I am quite sure I only saw a small part of the park, but enjoyed running here. It was quiet and peaceful. The trails were nice and wide. Since it had rained there were puddles but it allowed me to... more »
A really friendly group of local volunteers run this Parkrun but tourists and visitors are always welcome. Briefings are given in French and English. I’d really recommend going along if in Paris for.... more »
Nice park for a run. The LV foundation is also interesting to check out.
Beautiful park for running or a weekend stroll. You can disappear into the forest (even on weekends) and enjoy nature while still being very close to Paris. It is very peaceful and I love running through the woods. Easy access from the 16th but worth the trip from other places in Paris too if you are looking to escape the crowds.
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