(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...

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  • Car park/Parking

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, Coach park

Educational activities

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

Car park/Parking

Entrances : avenue Jean Jaurès and boulevard Macdonald.

Coach parking

61 boulevard Macdonald (36 spaces)

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

The Jardins Passagers (Seasonal gardens): From April to September, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm you can discover an educational vegetable garden which will teach you to ‘listen to nature’.

Guided tour

Free

Group tour

Tours and workshops are open to all public. Workshops and guided tours around different themes to teach children and adults about the environment and show business. Information/reservations: +33 (0)1 40 03 74 82.

Free

12 themed gardens where you can walk and play freely including the Jardin des Miroirs (Mirror Garden), Jardin de la Treille (Trellised Garden), Jardin des Bambous (Bamboo Garden), the Jardin des Dunes et des Vents (Dune and Wind Garden), the Jardin du Dragon (Dragon Garden) and the Jardin des Voltiges (Acrobatic Garden). The park also features the Bicyclette Ensevelie (Buried Bicycle) and the Cylindre Sonore (Sound Cylinder).

Opening times
Opening times

The Parc de la Villette is open both day and night. However, some gardens have specific opening times which you should refer to before travelling. 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.

Exceptional opening

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

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

Website : www.villette.com

Access

District : La Villette

  • Porte de Pantin
  • 75, 151, PC2, PC3
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Entrances : avenue Jean Jaurès and boulevard Macdonald.

Coach park : 61 boulevard Macdonald (36 spaces)

More information on accessibility

Street level access from the Porte de la Villette or by the Porte de Pantin

Accessible toilets (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.


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