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Paris – Bois de Boulogne

Bois de Boulogne
The Bois de Boulogne, over 2,000 acres park, was once a royal hunting forest. Today, it's many things in one, and you can easily spend the whole day here. When the kids need a break from sightseeing in Paris, relax in the Jardin d'Acclimatation. Like Central Park in New York, the Bois de Boulogne is best visited in the day time.
  Jardin d'Acclimatation –
      Le Petit Train – Fun way to get to the Bois de Boulogne? Take a 20 min. ride on a charming 19th century-style miniature train from Porte Maillot to the entrance of the Jardin d'Acclimatation.
      Fun House Mirrors and Riviere Enchantee – Just a short walk from the Petit Train station, get a laugh at the fun house mirrors, or ride on the "Enchanted River," a mechanized boat ride.
Jardin d'Acclimatation
    The "Village des Maneges" is a low key amusement park, especially good for little ones, with everything from a merry-go-round, bumper cars to "les petits chevaux" – carousel horses on a mechanized track.
    Farm and "Les Animaux" Stop to see an aviary, the three bears – Gaspard, Gilda and Victorine, Normandy farmhouse and farm animals, petting zoo.
      Explor@dome – A hands-on science, art and multimedia museum, where kids can experiment with light and sound, music, building arches, optical illusions.
Jardin d'Acclimatation
    Play areas – There are several excellent playgrounds with slides and climbing structures, one for kids over 10 years, the other for kids under 10. The Maison Enchantee, a discovery space, is just for kids under 4 years old.
    Le Theatre de Guignol – Take in a 30 min. puppet show. Shows are Wed.,Sat. and Sun. and every day during school vacations.
      Mini golf – If the weather's good, an 18 hole mini-golf course is fun for the whole family, and trampolines.
      Picnic areas Bring your lunch, and join all the other French families with their picnics, enjoying the shade, grass, and picnic areas.
    Rent bicycles – Take a long bike ride through the park. Rent bikes near the Lac Inferieur, or near the entrance to the Jardin D'Acclimatation. Kids' bikes and bikes with kid seats are available.
   

Boats – Rent a wooden rowboat at the Lac Inferieur and float around the little islands in the lake. Or take the little barge across the lake to the Chalet des Iles. Watch the radio controlled boats on the Lac Superieur.

    Ice skating – After a new snow, the Bois de Boulogne is a sparkling fairyland. There's ice skating on the Lac pour le Patinage.
  Tip: There are cafes and restaurants in the Bois de Boulogne, but come with a picnic, if the weather is nice.
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