The garden walk, or cinematic walk, unravels like a film reel tossed haphazadly over the park.
The walker discovers, according to successive framing, a succession of twelve thematic gardens separated by footbridges and, at night, by a luminous dotted line. Depending on theirmood, the walker can explore different garden configurations: playgrounds, tree-planted grounds, sound elements, aquatic atmospheres and intimate spaces conducive to reflection.
Created in 2001, the passenger gardens were inspired by the exhibition "The Planetary Garden", presented in 1999 in the Great Hall by the landscape gardener Gilles Clément, whose intention was to raise public awareness of major environmental issues. At the site of the former sheep market, this ecological island of 3000m² houses various ecosystems: grove, wasteland, pond, and dry stone wall. Ecological gardens with an educational and solidarity role, the passenger gardens serve as support for educational workshops to raise awareness of biodiversity for young and old. This state of mind encourages the experimentation of organic farming methods and a closer observation of the living.
- Napoléon III
- XIXè siècle
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Car park/Parking
- French sign language
Educational activitiesThere 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.
RestaurantThere are numerous places to eat in the Parc de la Villette: the 'Café des Concerts', 'Goûtu', 'Hippopotamus', 'My Boat' et 'La Petite Halle'.
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Group tour€200 (specific prices for schools, social sphere)
Free for young people and childrenFree admission to the park and gardens.
Methods of payment
- 1 January
- Easter Monday
- Ascension Day
- 1 May
- 8 May
- Whit Monday
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
- 25 December
Voir la carte
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air
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.
Sustainable development approach
Label Oasis Nature (Humanity and Biodiversity) Label Eve (Ecocert)
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Loan of wheelchairs
- Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Reduced rates for the accompanying person
There is a car park reserved for visitors with reduced mobility.