Bois de Boulogne

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Bois de Boulogne, the largest park of Paris, features world famous Roland Garros Stadium, Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry, high end restaurants, Longchamp and Auteuil racecourses, beautiful lakes and hiking trails.

Visit Bois de Boulogne in Paris

With its lakes, pedestrian, bicycle trails and restaurants, Bois de Boulogne is a 865 hectare oasis on the affluent west side of the city. Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is one of the greatest sights in Paris.

Bois de Boulogne is open 24/24 and accessible by metro or Velib bicycle. Locate Bois de Boulogne on Paris map.

Paris metro: Porte Dauphine on line 2, Porte d'Auteuil on line 10 and Les Sablons on line 1.

Bois de Boulogne top attractions

The Bois de Boulogne features top sights including three major sport arenas and a splendid 21st century monument.

Roland Garros: famous tennis courts
Paris Saint Germain Arena, the Parc des Princes
Longchamp: famous horse racecourse
Fondation Louis Vuitton: a Frank Gehry architecture
Bagatelle: lovely flower gardens
Jardin d'acclimatation: amusement park for children
Bois de Boulogne lakes: lovely lakes, canoes

Bois de Boulogne restaurants

Bois de Boulogne boast three high end restaurants where you can lunch or dine outside when the weather is fine.

Pre Catelan: a famous Michelin three stars restaurant. Expensive, but worth it.
Grande Cascade: The 19th century decor and the excellent food go together with affordable menus at lunchtime.
Chalet des Iles: take the boat, land on the island and have lunch at Chalet des Iles, far from the city.

Grande Cascade in Bois de Boulogne
Grande Cascade restaurant in Bois de Boulogne

Bois de Boulogne history

Bois de Boulogne was commissioned by French Emperor Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon, in the second half of the 19th century as part of his urban renewal project.

The designer of Bois de Boulogne, Baron Haussman, admired the beautiful London parks, such as Hyde Park and Regent Park. He created Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes in Paris on the same model.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Created and financed by the LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Guerlain, Moet & Chandon, Hennessy), the Fondation Louis Vuitton encourages and promotes artistic creation both in France and internationally.

In 2006, the Fondation Louis Vuitton commissioned a spectacular monument designed by Architect Franck Gehry and located in Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened to the public on Monday, 27 October 2014. Fondation Louis Vuitton web site.

Camping Paris

Completely renovated, Camping Paris extends over 7 hectares along the Seine river in Bois de Boulogne. There are 510 pitches for tents, caravans, camper-vans, rental accommodation.

There are a central lodge opening out onto a terrace, a children's playground, shower blocks, a small grocery store, free wifi, a shuttle bus to Porte Maillot metro station.

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