Park, garden, promenade

Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


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, the Musée de la Musique, the Philharmonie de Paris... Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.


  • Architecture


Parc de la Villette



Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • 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.


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

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 admission to the park and gardens.

Free for young people and children

Free admission to the park and gardens.

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
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • Bus - 75, 151, PC2, PC3
  • 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.
  • Accessible car parks (paying) open 24/7 at the north and south entrances to the park.
  • Physical Physical

Accessibility for disabled people

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.

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: La Villette

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 19th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade

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