Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park

Your trip to Paris would be incomplete without spending at least some time exploring the immense park of Bois de Boulogne

View of Bois de Boulogne near Port Dauphine
View of Bois de Boulogne near Port Dauphine cc licensed photo by niall62

The Bois de Boulogne is a large recreational park that is situated in the 16th arrondissement. This is definitely a must-see for all those travelling to Paris, France. The park is often buzzing with social activity and a range of different recreational offerings. Your trip to Paris would be incomplete without spending at least some time in this magnificent park.

One of the biggest attractions in Bois de Boulogne would be the amusement park which is located in the North section of the park. A few of the best features of the Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park would include the archery range, house of mirrors, pitch-and-putt course, science museum and the thoroughly entertaining puppet shows. Visitors need a full day just to explore the amusement park in Bois de Boulogne. It would be a good idea to plan on spending one day enjoying the amusement park and another exploring the more southern section of the park. This way, you get to experience everything Bois de Boulogne has to offer during your stay in Paris.

The Bois de Boulogne is more than double the size of the famous Central Park of New York. It spans across a whopping two thousand acres of land. Events and festivals are often arranged and held in the park. It is generally buzzing with people enjoying all sorts of activities. A few examples of common activities that may be seen when visiting Bois de Boulogne would include rowing, picnicking, exercising and enjoying remote-controlled speed boats. It is important to note that taking part in any of these activities will cost an additional fee so come prepared with a bit of spare cash. There are also a number of activities and workshops that the whole family can take part in if you are not content to simply enjoy the park as it is.

It is important to note that the park can become a bit unsavoury after dark. It is notorious for the prostitution that takes place after the sun goes down, however, the French authorities are taking necessary action to get this problem under control. Visitors are generally advised to visit the park during the day time.

Nearby attractions: Musée Marmottan-Monet

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: It is free to enter the park, however various activities and entrance to the Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park are charged individually. Please see the Jardin d'Acclimatation for details.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Address: Bois de Boulogne, Rue du Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris, France

Phone: 01 40 67 90 85

Official Website: Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park


Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M 1Porte Maillot‎5 minutes
M 2Porte Dauphine‎‎4 minutes
M10Porte d'Auteuil‎10 minutes

How to get to Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park by Metro / RER

By Metro: From Metro Line 1 exit at Portes Maillot via the Terre plein central exit and use the crosswalk at the south edge of the traffic circle to cross over. Take the crosswalk to your right from the traffic island on the other side and follow the pathways west into the Bois de Boulogne (5 minutes to entrance).

From Metro Line 2 exit at Porte Dauphine and make your way around the perimeter of the traffic circle directly west of the station. There are several pathways leading into the forest from the far side of the traffic circle.

From Metro Line 10 exit at Porte d'Auteuil and take the Hippodrome d'Auteuil Exit. From there follow the pathway that parallels Route d'Auteuil aux Lacs west into the Bois de Boulogne.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5Acclimatation Garden Star Rating

3 Star Rating Nice garden. Very good for jogging. But it gets scary after sunset. And it is advisable not to go there alone after sunset.

Gagan Gaurav - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Good place to spend time with your family, the unleashed birds are so friendly! But unfortunately the garden is half closed for maintenance we couldn't use the big train there, but in general it is a wonderful place to spend your free time in Paris.

I AM L3G3ND - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Very nice place. Partly closed for renovation till may 2018. I would definitely give it 5 stars after full reopening! Nice place for all the family.

Rami El Rachkidi - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating It's a perfect Oasis if you travel with kids. Away from the polluted streets. The park takes a small entry fee ( something symbolic like 3 eur for adults and 1E for kids over 3 and seniors , Oct 2017) but to ride on the attractions inside you need to buy separate tickets ( 35 e for 10) . You don't have to ride those , there's plenty of swings, slides, jump-in fountains and more which personally I find more fun for the kids than the a mechanic 1 min tour. Bring your own picnic or eat a snack ( I don't recommend it) in the numerous snack stands. The place is partially undergoing renovation until May 2018. Park is open during this period though. A min walk from the Louis Vuitton foundation if you like to swing by for an exposition.

Madie Dee - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating THE best place in Paris for kids hands down! Besides the amusement park which is great, there are a few pains, workshops for adults and children such as cooking, gardening, perfume making from plants, etc. Besides there are boat rides in the lake like in Central Park, a bird zoo, a natural garden in the middle of the Boulogne Forest. This place is charming and just the right mix of nature and amusement park. One thing to watch out for of the costs as they creep up pretty quickly from game to game. I recommend getting a booklet of tickets in advance, and telling the kids in advance this is how many tickets we have, when they are finished, we head home :)

Gal Sivan - 6 months ago


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