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Bassin de la Villette, Paris
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A man-made lake surrounded by shops and historical buildings, Bassin de la Villette serves as an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll. Sunshine, fresh air, and the buzz of pedestrians infuse the shores with energy. Colorful parasols and long stretches of green lawns line either side, tucked below old tree canopies. Inaugurated by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808, the lake quickly became the setting for many social events. Today, it functions as a hub of art, culture, and science, with cinemas, museums, restaurants, and pubs all within close proximity. The lake itself provides many water-based recreational activities, so consider renting a sailboat or kayak and getting out on the water. Put Bassin de la Villette at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • We are started Stalingrad when best weather from Metro station and from there up to the Park de la Villette down went the Quai interesting Cafés, pedestrian bridges and locks of an old swing bridge, passing on old boats, many Parisians who made picnic on the edge of the channel or play pétanque. With small children walk might be not quite as much fun. There are no barrier to water. At the Quai, there are also playgrounds. At the end, you can walk through the Parc de la Villette.
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  • It is a place can be seen relaxing in Paris. Is the boat, but is, and people playing sports, or those who come and go and read the book in a café in a loose atmosphere.
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  • In the 19th arrondissement is also a City Beach, along the bassin de la Villette. You'll get there by metro, station Jaures. Very nice. This is more for the local residents, but just as much fun. Many fun activities for the children every afternoon at 5 am you can also dance on the deck, in the middle of the beach. Every afternoon a different theme, sometimes quite dancing, sometimes Zumba with the instructors of a gym nearby.
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