The Bois de Boulogne
() is a park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris
, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt
The Bois de Boulogne covers an area of times larger than Central Park
in New York
, and comparable in size to Richmond Park
The northern part of the Bois de Boulogne is occupied by the Jardin d'Acclimatation
, an amusement park with a ménagerie
and other attractions.
At night time, the area becomes one of Paris's most prominent red-light districts
, though in recent years the French government has sought to eliminate prostitution
in the park.
The Bois de Boulogne is full of activities on the weekends. Such as biking, jogging, boat rowing, remote control speed boats, picnics are held but barbecues are not allowed privately.
During summer season the Bois holds a 3 day weekend party in the month of July with over 50 bands and singers, this is attended mostly by students that camp out overnight.
The Bois de Boulogne are a remnant of the ancient oak forest of Rouvray
,Its name is commemorated in the communes of Rouvray-Catillon
. which was first mentioned in 717 in... Read More