(Paris UT+2)

Park, garden, promenade

Parc de la Villette

Prairie du Cercle, La Villette, Paris

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the...

  • Car park/Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Physical

211 avenue Jean Jaurès

75019 Paris

District : La Villette

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Description
Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban cultural park in the capital. 55 hectares of park, of which 35 are open-air, mix nature and modern architecture, playgrounds and activity areas for children and adults, cultural spaces and theatres. Open from 6am to 1am, the park is accessible by metro, bus, foot, bicycle and even boat. Visitors can stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq where there are a number of green spaces, ponds and fountains. There are also numerous cultural attractions such as the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Géode, the Zénith de Paris and the Musée de la Musique. Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.
Prairie du Cercle, La Villette, Paris

Prairie du Cercle

© Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin

Parc de la Villette, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Sport et loisir Parc de la Villette

© OTCP - David Lefranc

Salon de la Musique, Paris, Parc de la Villette © OTCP - Fabian Charaffi

Salon de la Musique

© OTCP - Fabian Charaffi

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Parc de la Villette

© PE. Rastoin

Le Belvédère, La Villette, Paris

La Villette

© Sophie Chivet

Pzrc de la Villette, Paris

Parc de la Villette

©  William Beaucardet

Parc de La Villette, Paris

Parc de La Villette

© William Beaucardet

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Collections

Architecture,

Garden

Parc de la Villette

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Car park/Parking, Restaurant

Educational activities

There is a range of fun and educational workshops available for you to learn about calligraphy, cookery, the trees in the park, how to make bread, etc. Booking essential: +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75.

Gift shop

There are several gift and book shops: the Boutique de la Cité, the park bookshop, Actes Sud, and the Harmonia Mundi (book)shop.

Restaurant

There are numerous places to eat in the Parc de la Villette: the 'Café des Concerts', 'Goûtu', 'Hippopotamus', 'My Boat' et 'La Petite Halle'.

Car park/Parking

Accessible car parks (paying) open 24/7 at the north and south entrances to the park.

Miscellaneous

Three toilet facilities. The following performance venues are situated in the Parc de la Villette: 'Cabaret sauvage', 'espace Chapiteaux', 'espace Périphérique', 'Géode', 'Grande Halle', 'Hall de la Chanson', 'Halle aux cuirs', the 'Philharmonie de Paris' (designed by Jean Nouvel) and the Paris-Villette theatre.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Guided tour

Free guided walk of the Jardins Passagers lasting one hour, Saturdays and Sundays (May to September) at 5pm.

Free

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Free for young people and children

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Opening times
Opening times

The Parc de la Villette is open both day and night, but some gardens have specific opening times which you should refer to before visiting. The open parts of the park are freely accessible. Except under special circumstances, it is not permitted to enter the park and stay there between the hours of 1am and 6am. Bernars Tschumi's 26 'Folies' and the park's 15 gardens are open every day. The 'jardin des vents et des dunes' contains a secure play area for infants (aged 0-2 years) as well as older children (up to 13 years). It is open 10am-8pm, from April to October. From November to March, it is open on Wednesday, at the weekend, on public holidays and every day during school holidays from 10am until nightfall. The Jardins Passagers (seasonal gardens) are open on Saturday and Sunday from May to September, 3pm-7pm.

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

Events
Open-Air Cinema

from Wednesday 24 July 2013 to Sunday 25 August 2013


Tempus fugit ? Une ballade sur le chemin perdu, spectacle

Tempus

from Wednesday 24 September 2014 to Sunday 28 December 2014

30 ans d’envolées lyriques.De jeunes artistes français, suisses, canadiens et américains, rejoindront...


Address details
Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
GPS : 48.8903 / 2.3918866999999864

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 03 77 41

Contact

Website : www.villette.com

Access

District : La Villette

  • Porte de Pantin
  • 75, 151, PC2, PC3

Other modes of transport : Access via the canal with Canauxrama and Paris Canal. The jetty is located at the intersection of the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Galerie de la Villette. 8 Velib' stations serve the Parc de la Villette.

Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Accessible car parks (paying) open 24/7 at the north and south entrances to the park.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
More information on accessibility

Street level access from the Porte de la Villette or by the Porte de Pantin. Accessible toilets (often without grab rail) in all areas of the park. The Parc de la Villette is completely accessible, but the aid of an extra person is needed in some spots. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75.
There is a car park reserved for visitors with reduced mobility.


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