Set against an adventurous backdrop where both kids and adults can enjoy, Davy Crockett's Adventure Park makes for a perfect weekend outing. A tight rope bridges the gap between two trees in the park, and visitors can traverse this distance in the utmost safe and fun manner. The park comprises of several play areas, with varying difficulty levels for adults and kids. There is also a zip-line suspension for a more thrilling experience.
Opened in 1867, this park was built by Jean-Charles Alphand who designed a number of parks during the reign of Napoleon III. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is spread over 24.7 hectares (61.03 acres) and features an artificial lake, a rocky island, exotic trees, bridges, waterfalls and a grotto. The most significant part of the park is the Temple de la Sibylle which is a scaled-down replica of the iconic Roman Temple of Vesta. The public park also has restaurants, puppet theaters and other facilities making it very popular among locals and tourists alike. A stroll through the historic Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is definitely worthwhile.
A tour beginning at Parc André Citroën, Ballon de Paris offers a unique experience while visiting the city. Gaining up to 150 meters (490 feet) in elevation during the tour, the 32-by-22-meter (104-by-72-foot) hot-air balloon filled with helium provides passengers with a spectacular view of the city's main attractions, from the Eiffel Tower to the Seine River and Montparnasse Tower. Transporting up to 150 people, it will bring joy and excitement to the whole family.
Spend a day at Les Berges, a cultural site with much to offer. This 2.3-kilometer (1.4-mile) site has areas for relaxation, sports, and culture. There's a chalk wall where visitors can create doodles or masterpieces as well as Zzz containers, which are perfect for reclining. You'll find workout classes held for free as well as a track and a fitness trail. You can also climb the grand staircase and see amazing views of the Seine.
The largest park in Paris was originally a forest named Vilcena which surrounded Lutèce (the Gaul name for Paris) and became the property of the King in the 11th Century. Following its destruction during the Revolution, the army installed themselves here in 1794. It was only in 1857 that Napoleon III decided to transform it into an English-style park and it took three years of work. Today, it looks very much the way it did after the renovations: vast lawns, charming paths and a stunning network of waterfalls, islands and pools. The three lakes, Minimes, Saint Mandé and Gravelle were put in at this time. When the city of Paris took over the park in 1860, they added the lac de Daumesnil. Visitors can rent boats on the lakes, explore the tropical garden, the Buddhist and Tibetan temples and visit the Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens.
Some adventure and entertainment is surely a good idea while on a vacation. Creteil offers an immense variety of outdoor activities in its Base de Loisirs. As the name suggests, the place is the base for leisure and recreation. Located near the luxurious Novotel, this center offers an array of leisure facilities like a swimming pool, a playground, a water park and also provides for adventure activities like river rafting and kayaking. A fun filled destination, Base de Loisirs caters to all; individuals as well as groups. Visit the website for further details and booking procedures.
Offering a variety of sporting and gaming options the Tremblay Park is located in the municipality of Champigny-sur-Marne in the Val-de-Marne department. The park used to be a horse racing arena which was opened in 1906. Plans were drawn up to transform the track into an Olympic ground with a very high seating capacity. However, after France lost out on the bid to host Olympics, plans were dropped and instead was made into a sports and leisure park. Today the park offers facilities for sports like golf, volleyball, rugby, soccer, archery, and track field.
The departmental park of La Courneuve is an ancient public park located on the great plain of France. It is known to be the largest park created since the time of Napoleon III. Today, the park is highly praised for its natural wealth backed by facilities for rest and leisure. The park is characterized by rich flora and fauna, woodlands, lawns, wild meadows, flowered gardens, lakes, marshes and varied atmospheres for relaxation. This is the reason why the park receives millions of visitors every year.