Parc de la Villette, Paris

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#20 of 75 in Parks in Paris
With its collection of museums, theaters, architectural follies, themed gardens, and open spaces, Parc de la Villette appeals to adults and children. On 55 hectares (135 acres), this is the capital's largest urban park. Stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq and encounter green spaces, ponds, and fountains. This ecologically responsible park supports art and cultural initiatives with shows, performances, and exhibits throughout the year. For Parc de la Villette and beyond, use our Paris travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • There are conflicting reviews about the dragon slide. Some older reviews indicate the dragon slide has been dismantled, but as of our visit in September 2017, the old dragon slide has since been repla...  more »
  • The city of sciences on a day. At the top, but on the run, I advise to allow two days to do everything! Not busy on Tuesday but many things flown over for lack of time.
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  • Super great Park with great facilities on-site and full of good times spent with my friends
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  • The largest green space in Paris
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