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Parc de la Villette

Posted on August 15, 2007 by Susie Hollands 16290394101_e4f36ba432_z

Image: Martyn Davis

In the Parc de la Villette, which was the site of Paris’ old abattoir, you’ll find a multitude of things to do.  The area was part of a local urban regeneration plan and is now a successful, vibrant destination for Parisians and visitors. Aside from the enormous park, one of the only ones in Paris open 24 hours, there are art and music events galore and in the summer, a free open-air cinema, a science museum, (Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie), a cavernous concert hall, the Zenith, for big-name bands and Cabaret Sauvage, a more intimate venue for concerts, theatre and cabaret inside a circus tent! The precinct is also home to the conservatory of music and the Paris Philharmonic.

Parc de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès, 19th
Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Ph: 01 40 03 75 75
Métro: Porte de Pantin (5)