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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 Paris. Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is one of the greatest sights in Paris.

Go to Bois de Boulogne by metro, car 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

Jardin d'acclimatation: amusement park for children
Roland Garros: famous tennis courts
Fondation Louis Vuitton: a Frank Gehry architecture
Longchamp: famous horse racecourse
Parc des Princes: PSG soccer team stadium
Bagatelle: lovely gardens
Pre Catelan: famous restaurant
Grande Cascade: famous restaurant
Bois de Boulogne lakes: lovely lakes, canoes
Chalet des Iles: lovely restaurant on an island.

Bois de Boulogne history

Bois de Boulogne was commissioned by French Emperor Napoleon III, the nephew of the great Napoleon, in the second part of the 19th century.

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.

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