Bois de Boulogne

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West of the centre Free

Covering 865 hectares, the Bois was once the Forêt de Rouvray hunting grounds. It was landscaped in the 1860s, when artificial grottoes and waterfalls were created around the Lac Inférieur. The Jardin de Bagatelle (route de Sèvres à Neuilly, 16th, is famous for its roses, daffodils and water lilies, and contains an orangery that rings to the sound of Chopin in summer.

The Jardin d'Acclimatation is a children's amusement park, with a miniature train, farm, rollercoaster and boat rides. The Bois also boasts two racecourses (Longchamp and Auteuil), sports clubs and stables, and restaurants, including Le Pré Catelan (route de Suresnes, 16th,

Venue name: Bois de Boulogne
Address: 16e

Transport: Métro Porte Maillot
Price: free.
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