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Parc forestier de la Poudrerie de Sevran

With towering trees, a canal, green expanses of grass and games areas, take some time out to stop and breathe in Sevran Country Park.

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Description

Sevran Country Park – or Parc de la Poudrerie, as it’s also known – is a green lung in north-eastern Paris, offering 137 hectares of woodland for you to wander through, surrounded by nature only a few kilometres outside of the city. With the Ourcq canal running through the middle and linking it back to the capital, come and lose yourself in the tree-lined pathways of this unspoilt countryside, which are just as tempting for a gentle stroll as they are for more strenuous activities.
As you make your way around the clusters of woodland, you’ll come across the last remnants of industrial structures: a lingering reminder of the former imperial gunpowder factory that stood here. These brick buildings are now used to host educational workshops teaching young people about environmental issues.

Although the vast majority of the park is given over to huge trees such as oaks, chestnuts and hornbeams, it is also home to plenty of protected wildlife, including insects, birds and mammals. With the onset of warmer weather, visitors can enjoy picnics in the grassy clearings. During the summer, sportier types can have a go at the park’s fitness trails, bike up the canal on specially-made cycle tracks, or try out the climbing wall. In terms of kids’ activities, make sure you squeeze in a visit to the playgrounds or the Maison des Abeilles bee house to find out more about the life of the beekeepers.
Come and reconnect with nature in Sevran Country Park, right on the doorstep of Paris.

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Allée Eugène Burlot
93410 Vaujours

    Days and opening hours

    From 01/01 to 1802, daily between 8 AM and 5.45 PM.
    From 1902 to 3103, daily between 8 AM and 6.45 PM.
    From 01/04 to 2509, daily between 8 AM and 7.45 PM.
    From 2609 to 3010, daily between 8 AM and 6.45 PM.
    From 01/11 to 3112, daily between 8 AM and 5.45 PM.

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    • Free

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    Spoken languages

    • French
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