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Parc Paul Mistral, Grenoble

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Paul Mistral Park is an urban park located in Grenoble. It is 67 acres and it holds important sportive facilities and the city hall. Placed inside an old military engineering ground, it was created thanks to the International Exhibition of Hydropower and Tourism which took place in 1925.HistoryIn 1836, after the general Haxo achieved to build the city's ramparts, the current area of the park is used as a military engineering place outside the town for shooting training. So, this area is reserved for the military needs only and none building is allowed. At this location was also the door, one of the five city's gates, the door of the Alpes ("Porte des Alpes" in French) which allowed people to go to Eybens or Vizille.The 1925 exhibitionIn 1919, an ambitious mayor, Paul Mistral wished to open the city by destroying the Haxo ramparts. From 1921, thanks to the economic rising due to the use of hydropower, he planned to organize in Grenoble an international exhibition about hydropower and tourism. However, a such exhibition needed a vast ground near the city center and implied to destroy the southern ramparts.Once the ramparts destroyed, the military engineering ground could be used and the new Alpes boulevard (became Jean Pain boulevard since 1944) is created at the North. The Eybens avenue is straighten up to go along the West side of the exhibition site.
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  • you can find people peddling drugs and carrying guns to mug you if it gets dark . may be better place in the day light. turns to be a scary terrible place after sunset. Be careful visiting this place. 
  • A park with a central location from which one can shine in the city center. During the day, you will benefit from play areas well shaded for children made of wood, with a space dedicated to climbing for kids, water games, a track on which one can make of skating in family. Tables are made available for lunch. You will find a friendly glacier (pancake, waffles, drinks... And a few tables in the shade of trees. Pending the arrival of the tourist train. Overnight, local wildlife to give appointment. Make your choice
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  • A park that allows you to walk or take a break in the shade of its trees between the various main arteries of the Grenoble built-up areas. A few activities for children, including the famous little train more than fifty years. I attended it, long ago. The tour Perret (first building in reinforced concrete) should be maintained instead of falling into ruin. Lawns should be treated more...
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  • A very nice park to chill, relax, play. Very active during weekends with people playing music, doing slack-line and enjoying. A nice place to go!
  • LE parc de Grenoble.
  • Notre jardin ..
  • Go for the abandoned observation tower by the famous Perret Brothers.
  • Excellen! I go there all the time! I absolutely advise to take und Salmon ravioli and a honey goat!
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