The Bois de Boulogne stretches over 863 hectares (2132 acres) and is known as much for its unsalubrious associations as its ... More
Bois de Boulogne (Boulogne Forest)
The Bois de Boulogne stretches over 863 hectares (2132 acres) and is known as much for its unsalubrious associations as its variety of trees and vegetation. It was named after the sanctuary Notre-Dame de Boulogne le Petit under the reign of Philippe IV, known as Philippe le Bel. It was then partly converted to a royal hunting ground before being redesigned to include wide alleyways inviting elegant Parisians to take a stroll. Today, there are sports grounds, a swimming pool, cafes and restaurants to attract Parisians in search of nature.
We rented bicycles and rode around and through the entire park. Its a lovely place that is easy to access and gave travellers from Canada a welcome respite from the hubbub and crowds of Paris. Not in the travel guides..even better!
Also known as the Museum of Modern Art, this museum consists primarily of two sections. It has an unmatchable selection
of work from the early 20th Century. The impressive list of artists includes Vlaminck, Zadkine, Picasso and Braque. Check ...
Surrounded by shady arcades that shelter beautiful boutiques, this square, situated in the heart of the Marais, is one of
Paris' focal sights. The square is perfectly symmetrical, measuring 140 meters (459 feet) by 127 meters (416 feet). Stone ...
Among the 36 bridges spanning the Seine, the Pont des Arts is without doubt one of the most romantic, its
all metal structure providing a link between the Louvre and the French Institute. This delightful little footbridge built during ...
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