Parc Kellerman

Museums, Art and design 13e arrondissement
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Parc Kellerman
Coralie Bouetie

Like the Square René Le Gall, the Parc Kellermann was built over the River Bièvre (by Jacques Gréber, chief architect for the Exposition Universelle) in 1937. But while certain sections reflect the geometric forms typical of art deco pleasure gardens, this park wasn’t built for relaxation and strolling. It was created to promote sport, which since a decree made in 1920 by the ‘Ministère de l’Hygiène et de la Prévoyance’ had become obligatory for school children. Two neoclassical 1930s bas-reliefs represent this ideal at the park’s redbrick entrance – one showing a game of boules for boys, and the other dance for girls. In the summer, pack a picnic and pick a spot by the fish-filled lake.

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Venue name: Parc Kellerman
Address: Boulevard Kellermann
Paris

Opening hours: April 30 2017 to August 31 2017, Mon-Fri 8am - 9.30pm, Sat-Sun, 9am - 9.30pm.
Transport: Métro : Porte d’Italie or Maison Blanche
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