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La Villette Park

One of the city’s largest green spaces, the Parc de la Villette is an oasis populated by many cultural spaces. A paradise for outdoor activities, in the heart of Paris.
  1. What to see and do
  2. Gardens and Nature
  3. Parks and gardens
  4. La Villette Park

Description

A veritable city within a city in the north of Paris, the Parc de la Villette, with its 55 hectares of green space intersected by the Canal de l’Ourcq is a popular destination for Parisians and tourists of all ages. This unique place is perfect for picnicking on its huge lawns, playing ball, or enjoying one of the many contemporary cultural activities on offer, from theatre to the circus.

Built in the 1980s on the site of the former La Villette slaughterhouses, this architectural project was surprisingly audacious. The architect Bernard Tschumi deconstructed traditional urban organisation in favour of architectural follies — cubic buildings scattered throughout the park — that have become the signature of this astonishing place.

Nature and architecture

The numerous playgrounds, gardens, rides, and children’s workshops at Little Villette and the Cité des Enfants make La Villette a kingdom for curious adventurers, who can play, run free, explore the sciences and enjoy an exceptional movie experience on the giant screen of the Géode.

In the evening, the park becomes a paradise for music lovers with its 4 concert halls, the Zénith, the Trabendo, the Cabaret Sauvage and the Philharmonie de Paris. In summer, do not miss the Jazz à la Villette festival or the outdoor cinema programme.

Community facilities

Access and contact

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19ème

METRO : Line 5 - Porte de Pantin Line 7 - Porte de la Villette

BUS : Lines 75, 151 – Porte de Pantin Lines 139, 150, 152 – Porte de la Villette

TRAM : Line 3b – Porte de Pantin, Ella Fitzgerald or Porte de la Villette The Parc de La Villette is an open area with free access

It is strongly recommanded to come to La Villette with public tranports

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily.

Prices

  • Free

Facility

  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Entertainments room

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Moteur
Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • all documentation graspable
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Visuel
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to record conversations and transfer elements onto a tool on loan (mp3, dictaphone)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a magnetic loop
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
  • topic associated with an easily understandable image
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • information on tourist sites suitable for families (offers and built environment)
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • childcare service
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • information on services for seniors (nurse, physiotherapist, on-duty pharmacy, etc.)
  • information on tourist sites suitable for seniors (offers and built environment)
  • information on nearby adapted transport (help with transporting luggage, door-to-door assistance, etc.)
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a magnetic loop
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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