You might not think there’s one place that you can go in Paris to please nature lovers, architecture buffs, art aficionados, and families with small kids alike. But the Bois de Boulogne in western Paris is a great spot for anyone to spend the day.
For one thing, this large public park – more than twice the size of New York’s Central Park – is a beautiful green space with numerous walking paths, lakes, and gardens. On a sunny summer day, it offers a lovely respite from the stone and concrete of the city center.
Another highlight you’ll find there is the Foundation Louis Vuitton, built to honor art and culture. The building was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Inspired by glass structures like the Grand Palais as well as tropical greenhouses, the unique museum is constructed of glass and steel and shaped like an abstract sailboat.
Inside, there are rotating art exhibitions. The current one showcases contemporary African art and will be in place until August 28.
After adults get their fix of art and culture at Foundation Louis Vuitton, head over for complimentary admission to the nearby children’s park and zoo, le Jardin d’Acclimatation. Features include mini golf, pony rides, an archery range, a puppet theater, a science museum, and even a small zipline.
A great way to visit Paris is with Viking River Cruises. You’ll have several days to explore the city before heading out on the Seine river with their Paris & the Heart of Normandy itinerary. Talk to your Stellar Travel advisor for departure dates and more information.