Paris's Bois de Boulogne: one of the capital's green lungs

Published by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on May 29th, 2023 at 12:11 p.m.
Along with the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne is one of the two largest green spaces accessible by metro. Situated to the west of the capital, it's a sublime place to live, offering sublime green landscapes and a beautiful botanical heritage.

The Bois de Boulogne, to the west of Paris, is the perfect spot to find yourself in the heart of nature without leaving the capital. Twice the size of New York's Central Park, it offers beautiful landscapes, activities and restaurants nestled in the heart of this verdant setting.

Throughout the year, Parisians of all ages come here to stroll, play sports and enjoy this verdant setting. On sunny days, dozens of rowing boats take over the lake, while on the grass, gourmets come to picnic and soak up the sun. This is the art of living in the Bois de Boulogne!

This haven of peace is home to some of Paris's most famous landmarks, including the Jardin d'Acclimatation, a family theme park, the Parc de Bagatelle and its fabulous heritage, the Fondation Louis Vuitton for lovers of contemporary art, and theHippodrome de Paris-Longchamp.

Did you know? Originally, it was a royal hunting forest for the kings of France. Napoleon III, inspired by the parks of London, transformed it into a public park in the 1850s. Georges-Eugène Haussmann, the famous Parisian urban planner, was in charge of this colossal project, which required thousands of workers. Today, the Bois de Boulogne bears the marks of this history, offering a unique blend of nature and architectural heritage. So, now you know more about this verdant spot so popular with Parisians!

Practical information


Bois de Boulogne
75116 Paris 16

Metro line 10 station "Porte d'Auteuil" or line 9 "Ranelgah".

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