Bois de Boulogne

The lower lake in the Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne (French pronunciation: ​[bwa.d(ə).bu.lɔɲ]) is a large public park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. The land was ceded to the city of Paris by the Emperor Napoleon III to be turned into a public park in 1852.[1]

It is the second-largest park in Paris, slightly smaller than the Bois de Vincennes on the eastern side of the city. It covers an area of 845 hectares (2088 acres),[2] which is about two and a half times the area of Central Park in New York and slightly less (88%) than that of Richmond Park in London.

Within the boundaries of the Bois de Boulogne are an English landscape garden with several lakes and a cascade; two smaller botanical and landscape gardens, the Château de Bagatelle and the Pré-Catelan; a zoo and amusement park in the Jardin d'Acclimatation; Domaine de Longchamp dedicated to ecology and humanism, The Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil, a complex of greenhouses holding a hundred thousand plants; two tracks for horse racing, the Hippodrome de Longchamp and the Auteuil Hippodrome; a tennis stadium where the French Open tennis tournament is held each year; and other attractions.

Gallery of the Bois de Boulogne

Other Languages
العربية: غابة بولونيا
azərbaycanca: Bulon meşəsi
беларуская: Булонскі лес
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Булёнскі лес
български: Булонски лес
français: Bois de Boulogne
한국어: 불로뉴 숲
hrvatski: Bulonjska šuma
עברית: יער בולון
ქართული: ბულონის ტყე
македонски: Булоњска шума
Nederlands: Bois de Boulogne
português: Bois de Boulogne
Simple English: Bois de Boulogne
slovenčina: Bois de Boulogne
српски / srpski: Булоњска шума
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bulonjska šuma
українська: Булонський Ліс
Tiếng Việt: Rừng Boulogne