Bois de Boulogne

The lower lake in the Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park in the west of Paris. It was created between 1852 and 1858 during the reign of the Emperor Louis Napoleon.[1] It is in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine.

The Bois is the second-largest park in Paris, a bit smaller than the Bois de Vincennes on the eastern side of the city. It covers an area of 8.46 square kilometres,[2] which is 2.5 times larger than Central Park in New York,[2] and comparable in size to 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; a zoo and amusement park; a complex of greenhouses holding a hundred thousand plants; two tracks for horse racing; a tennis stadium where the French Open tournament is held each year; and other attractions.

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References

  1. Dominique Jarrassé, Grammaire des jardins Parisiens, p. 94
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.paris-walking-tours.com/boisdeboulogne.html General information about Bois de Boulogne. Accessed 19 July 2011.


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