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Bercy Park, 3 gardens in one in Paris city center

Bercy Park is a huge park in Paris. It is very special because under its name it includes 3 different gardens.
What I like about this park is that it is very beautiful and a place to visit in Paris. Plus, I love that it is in the center of the city!

You can take a cruise on the Seine and then go to Bercy park. It is very close to Palais Omnisports and Bercy Village shopping mall.

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Ok, but…why go there?

As I mentioned before, what is special about Bercy is that you can visit 3 different gardens designed by different architects. Bernard Huet, Jean-Pierre Feugas, Bernard Leroy and Maddeleine Ferrand designed this park with Le Caisne and Philippe Raguin. The three different gardens you can visit are:

  • Jardin Romantique, where can walk along ponds and dunes;
  • Panterres, where you can be fascinated by the botanique garden;
  • Les Prairies, a green area where you can explore huge lawns.

If you are an architecture lovers, go visit the Cinémathèque Françaises designed by Frank Ghery!

Plus, if you want to visit the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (i.e. library of France) you can go there by crossing the Simone-de-Beauvoir footbridge.

Bercy park, info to know

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If you want to visit Bercy park, it’s good to know that the entrance is free! As many parks of Paris, this is free too. That’s amazing because you can take a break from the chaos of the big city just walking around this wonder.

Opening hours vary on the season. During Winter, Bercy park is open from 8 am to 5.45 pm. From March to the end of May it closes at 7 pm and from May to August it closes at 9.30 pm. In September, it closes at 8.30 pm; in October at 7.30 pm. On Weekends, it opens at 9.

The park is in Arrondissement 12 and you can go there by underground or RER local train by getting off at Seint-Emilion metro station. Or, you can go there by bus no. 24 or 87.

Just note down that the full address of Bercy Park is 128 quai de Bercy or 41 rue Paul Belmondo.

Now you know everything you need to go to enjoy Bercy Park!

Category: Parks in Paris
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     Take always small change with you! If you will need a public bathroom, you will probably pay 0.50 € to enter. 

     

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