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Bois de Boulogne Paris Visitor Guide

Paris Bois de Boulogne

This is a large public park located along the western edge of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. It’s the second-largest park in Paris (the largest one being the Bois de Vincennes on the city’s east side). It was also the former hunting grounds for French royalty.

Bois De Boulogne Paris

Within this park are an English landscape garden with several lakes and a cascade; two smaller botanical and landscape gardens, the Château de Bagatelle and the Pré-Catelan; a zoo and amusement park in the Jardin d’Acclimatation; The Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil, a complex of greenhouses holding a hundred thousand plants; two tracks for horse racing, the Hippodrome de Longchamp and the Auteuil Hippodrome; a tennis stadium where the French Open tennis tournament is held each year; and other attractions.

Where? Bois de Boulogne (Porte Dauphine for main entrance; Porte Maillot or Les Sablons for northern end; Porte d’Auteuil for southern end, Western Paris, Paris

Metro: Porte Dauphine for main entrance; Porte Maillot for northern entrance; Porte d’Auteuil for southern end