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. Our Paris trip planner makes visiting Bassin de la Villette and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Nice left place of the Rotunda restaurant we have skirted water up to la Villette is extra weather and the approach of the summer you can navigate on small power boats. We have already done with picnic on the boat and friends, a day to remember
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  • On the docks along the promenade is enjoyable. No cars, a certain harmony and more. The freshness of summer water must be well appreciable. Many cafés either on the docks nearby. And also, two MK2 cinemas facing.
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  • You are looking for a quiet corner to peers away from the noise and cars, it's here. You can walk, eat, have a drink, read, sunbathe and even swim. in recent years, the basin and its banks have been built for walkers. In the evening, it is not uncommon to find a place where to party and dance. Exit at the Stalingrad metro.
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  • Nice place to chill in the summer.
  • Nice place for an evening walk.
  • A nice place to walk or just sit on a bench and people watch. There are a number of little restaurants around and the cinemas, sometimes you see people fishing and if the rumors are true there may soon be a swimming area.
  • So nice
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