Exhibition and Trade Show venue

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air Member

211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement

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, 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.

Viewpoint

Themed gardens:
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.

Passenger Gardens
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.

Architectural style

  • 1900
  • Contemporain
  • Haussmannien
  • Monumental
  • Napoléon III
  • XIXè siècle

Collections

  • Architecture

Garden

Parc de la Villette

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French sign language

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.

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'.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Guided tour

€11 each.

Group tour

€200 (specific prices for schools, social sphere)

Free

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Free for young people and children

Free admission to the park and gardens.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex

Opening times

The park is open 24/7, every day of the year. The rooms are open depending on programming.

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

Voir la carte

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75
contactvillette@villette.com
www.villette.com

  • 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

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

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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