When the Roland Garros and Bercy tournaments are coming up, I do interval training in this large, lovely public park almost every day with my coach to keep me at my best. We usually run for an hour around Lac inférieur. If you want to run with tennis players and other athletes, come here a few days before major competitions in Paris: All coaches take us there to practice in the open air!
Great place to walk around lakes on a sunny day. There are also plenty of small cafeterias where you can have ice cream or tea/coffee on the waterfront.
A must do for whom who really styed in Paris. It is a bit like the Big Apple central Park...just that it is not central at all...Plein Ouest ;-))
Take a little rowboat. Watch the swans and mix with the locals in the lovely 16th arrondissement
“n 2006, the LVMH Group and its companies opened a new chapter in their history of patronage with the creation of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The building itself was inaugurated on 24 October 2014, the result of nearly 25 years of commitment to the arts, culture and heritage. In 2001, Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH Group, met Frank Gehry, the 1989 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Arnault asked Gehry to design a great glass vessel dedicated to culture in the Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts of Paris. Five years later, an occupation agreement of 55 years was signed with the City of Paris, and work on the building could get underway. Sited at the heart of Greater Paris, on the boundary between the cities of Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, this edifice has become an icon in the French and international cultural landscape. Every year, it welcomes more than a million visitors from all over the world. Driven by its mission to serve the public, the Fondation is committed to making art and culture accessible to all. To promote the arts both nationally and internationally, it hosts temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, presents works held in its collection, commissions artists to create site-specific pieces, and stages events across the cultural spectrum (concerts, performances, conferences, film projections, dance and more).”
“The most iconic square where all the major avenues of Paris meet. It is also where Champs Elysées start. Good nightlife around this square (The Duplex, Les Planches…)”
“The Parc des Princes is an all-seater football stadium in Paris, France. The venue is located in the south-west of the French capital, inside the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The stadium, with a seating capacity of 47,929 spectators, has been the home pitch of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain since 1974. ”
Point of Interest
“If you like to gamble on a horse racing, it is the place to be. Right in front of our appartment. 10 mns by walk. You also have the view on the field.”
“The Musée Marmottan Monet, located in the 16th arrondissement, houses one of the city's largest Impressionism collections: 100 of Claude Monet's masterpieces (from Impression, Sunrise to the water lilies) as well as numerous works from the artist's personal collection (Gauguin, Guillaumin, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, etc.) 'Grand dame' of Impressionism Berthe Morisot is represented by a number of oil paintings, pastels and watercolours. The Musée Marmottan Monet's temporary exhibitions, held regularly, are one of the highlights of Paris's cultural season.”