Walk around the lakes of the bois de Boulogne

A quiet and easy walk around the Lakes of the bois de Boulogne. You can also see the Grand Cascade and the gardens of the Pré Catelan.

The Bois de Boulogne is a huge park in Paris, The emperor Napoleon III gave it the appearance we know today. He wanted to copy the English parks he had known during his exile in London.

The bois de Boulogne is not a closed Park, many roads cross it and it is also known for his nocturnal activity (lot of prostitutes along some streets). Although located inside Paris, it's rather difficult to go there for pedestrians, the metro lines are quite far and you have to walk a bit before reaching for the center of the Park.

This walk is a loop from the Auteuil metro station. That allows you to make the tour of the Lakes, to visit the Grand Cascade , the park and the restaurant the Pre Catelan.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

'The start of the walk - Porte d''Auteuil'

'The start is located at the metro station Porte d''Auteuil. '

The Pre Catelan

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The Pre Catelan
The pre Catelan is a park within the bois de Boulogne, it is closed during the night. It includes a small theater.

The entrance to the theater

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The entrance to the theater
The theater also includes a series of small gardens called Shakespeare gardens. Access to these gardens is not free.

The kiosk of the Emperor

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The kiosk of the Emperor
The kiosk of the emperor which is located on an island is a tribute to Napoleon III who created the Lakes of the Bois de Boulogne.

The cottage of the Islands

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The cottage of the Islands
'A long time ago the cottage was a genuine Swiss chalet where people came to skate in winter. Now it''s a restaurant.'

The canoes of the bois de Boulogne

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The canoes of the bois de Boulogne
Boating is a great way to discover the lake and its islands.

Swans

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Swans

Path along the Lakes

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Path along the Lakes

The great waterfall

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The great waterfall
The Grand Cascade is totally artificial, the rocks come from Fontainebleau. You can pass under the cascade.

Hippodrome of Auteuil

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Hippodrome of Auteuil
There are two racetracks in the bois de Boulogne :Auteuil and Longchamp .

View of the islands

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View of the islands
On a sunny Sunday the Bois de Boulogne is crowded.

View of the lake Superior

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View of the lake Superior
The lake Superior has been dug in 1853, it has a depth of between 65 cm and 1.40 meter. These lakes and waterfalls have a lot of charm.

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