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Parc de la Villette

#108 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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La Villette
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Address: Ave. Corentin-Cariou or Ave. Jean-Jaures, 75019 Paris, France
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+33 803 30 63 06
09:30 - 18:30
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This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a science...

This 130-acre park in northeast Paris is home to a music academy, a science museum and an IMAX theater.

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This was the most relaxing park in Paris and only noise was birds, Chinese music for some old ladies. And there is interesting playground with very long slide for kids free of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gints K
Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most relaxing park in Paris and only noise was birds, Chinese music for some old ladies. And there is interesting playground with very long slide for kids free of charge.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We learned the hard way, be sure you know beforehand which line and which Metro station are most suitable to your destination. As it was, we had a harried time trying to locate The Philharmonie. Walked the entire length, very poorly marked with signs, asking many others if they knew the right way. It remains heavily treed and sight lines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Parc de la Vilette is the perfect spot to capture the first signs of springtime in Paris. On an early, chilly spring day, these beautiful magnolias in bloom are proof that that warmer days are just ahead.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Serene and away from the hoarding masses of Marais tourists. This is worth checking out from Holybelly post-brunch. The philharmonic hall is beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

its a nice place to walk and meet people and theres this music bit around there as well. the surroundings is beautiful and i had a nice walk around. if you like taking pictures then this place is perfect for all those selfies and all that. a little far away from the airport though.

Thank Victoria A
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is one of the places where Parisians spend their summer days having picnics and for other fun. In the park you can find Europe's largest museum of science, and several cultural venues and concerts halls.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Grand Halle at the Parc de la Villette is a good spacious hall that allowed for a large exhibition of the 50 years of Bond movies. The exhibition itself was nicely designed, with the costumes, cars, props and models all used in the various Bond films. I liked the organisation of the exhibits so that moving or still clips... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great place, people sitting at the quai, people dancing and drinking on the quai, pedal boats, party boats, a beach and cinemas, the Basin has got it all! You can hang out at this place all day without ever getting bored, nice!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It was such a warm day in Paris when we visited the park. It is a great place for kids and my little brother got to play in an awesome water park for kids to cool down. There's a science centre there too which the whole family enjoyed (especially the kid's area). Totally recommended for your stay!

Thank Breagha2006
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to the parc to meet the 2016 delegation of TEAM Rynkeby from Denmark, and realised afterwards that we have a arrived in a true treasure of Paris. Things to do for all tastes and ages, with outdoor fitness, jam sessions, open air cinema and a kids' amusement park (temporary!). It was lovely to stroll through and soak it... More 

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the centre.
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