Aerial view of the Parc des Princes decked out in the colours of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Stade Jean Bouin, Paris

Things to do near the Parc des Princes

The area around the Parc des Princes stadium, home of the PSG football club, is well worth a visit. Between museums and green spaces, this is a sporty district with more than one string to its bow. So slip on your trainers and go in search of its hidden...
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Straddling Boulogne-Billancourt, Issy-les-Moulineaux and the 15th and 16th arrondissements of Paris, the Parc des Princes district is a melting pot of different worlds. Musical events, country breaks on the islands, sports meetings in the legendary stadium, cultural tours at the museum, science and photography exhibitions… Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a travelling gourmet or a local resident who misses nature, the Parc des Princes and the surrounding area have plenty of appeal. This district in western Paris can be explored from the river… Or by helicopter. Curious? Follow the guide.

Ici, c’est Paris, at the Parc des Princes

Get the adrenalin flowing in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Since it was built in 1972, the Parc des Princes stadium has kept the Porte Saint-Cloud area buzzing with the excitement of international matches and larger-than-life concerts. This national monument to sporting history was the largest stadium in France, until 1998 when an even bigger stadium, the Stade de France, was built at Seine-Saint-Denis, just a few metro stops away. Nevertheless, it is here that the PSG football team reigns supreme. And if you have a passion for football, you’ll be pleased to know that you can visit the stadium on a tour that includes the changing rooms, the pitch and the VIP seats.

Fancy attending a football match that will go down in history? Book your seat for the Paris Olympic & Paralympic Games that will have France and the rest of the world buzzing this summer. The men’s and women’s football competitions to be held here promise to be an amazing spectacle.

Le Parc des Princes
The Parc des Princes

The Parc des Princes, West side

The Albert-Kahn Museum and gardens

Why not take a trip around the world in Boulogne-Billancourt? The Albert-Kahn Museum offers a fabulous change of scene. This beautiful monument of modern architecture conceals a world-unique collection of colour photographs taken by the banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn. Pacifist, visionary, benefactor… It’s difficult to describe this man who, in his determination to pass on the wealth of peoples and keep their memory alive, built up a collection of photographs and films featuring the men, women and cultures of more than 60 countries. Beyond the ethnology tour, the museum invites you to discover the first photography method ever patented by the Lumière brothers.

Façade du musée départemental  Albert Kahn
Albert-Kahn Museum

Want to prolong your experience? Take a walk in the Albert-Kahn Museum gardens. Like his colour photographs, the philanthropist’s plant collection also came from all over the world. In the 4-hectare garden on the banks of the Seine, take the time to enjoy a meditative break in the Japanese park, take a breath of fresh air in a Vosges forest, or read a Shakespeare play in the English-style garden. An exceptional bucolic tour.

Le jardin japonais du musée départemental Albert-Kahn
Albert Kahn Museum gardens

La Seine Musicale

What is that huge glass dome sitting at the tip of Seguin Island? La Seine Musicale is an iconic venue in the Paris Region’s culture scene. Built in 2017, its auditorium and concert hall host a rich variety of shows ranging from classical recitals to musical comedies. You can also visit the shops within the culture centre, have lunch at one of the restaurants and cafés, and stroll among the greenery of the vast park… There’s something for everyone.

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La Seine Musicale

Walking itinerary in the Saint-Germain Island departmental park

Island hopping on foot. The departmental park of Saint-Germain Island nestles on the Seine between Boulogne-Billancourt and Issy-les-Moulineaux. For hundreds of years, this haven of peace has offered sanctuary to painters, swimmers, boaters and other outdoor activity enthusiasts.

In this park, each garden is a whole different world. The Jardin des Découvertes educates us on ecology, the Jardin des Lavandes offers a feast for the nose, and the Jardin des Messicoles is a beautiful burst of colour. But besides providing a pleasant break among the vegetation in the heart of the city, your visit to this park takes on a whole cultural dimension as well.

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Walking tour in the Ile Saint-Germain departmental park


Lunch in the country without even leaving Paris? A sophisticated culinary experience awaits you at L’Île, a restaurant tucked in the heart of Saint-Germain Island. In the beautiful conservatory of the Napoleon III pavilion, you’ll savour their pleasant, comforting cuisine. Sweetcorn velouté, Scotch salmon and mushroom cream ravioli are just a few of the delicious dishes you can enjoy by the fire or out on the terrace, overlooking the park and the restaurant’s own kitchen garden.

L&%2523039;Île restaurant

The Parc des Princes, East side

André-Citroën Park and the Paris-Generali Balloon

Cross the river Seine to visit the André-Citroën Park. Opened in 1992 on the site of the former Citroën factory, this park offers the perfect blend of nature, technological innovation and modern beauty. Children and adults will enjoy the 120 water fountains and the park’s enormous 15-metre-high hothouses containing orange trees and Mediterranean plants.

Take to the sky from the middle of the park where, since 1999, the Paris-Generali Balloon has taken passengers to admire Paris from 150 metres above the ground. This balloon inflated with helium, the biggest in the world, floats above the capital to offer views that will take your breath away. More than just a tourist attraction, since 2008 the balloon has also been used to indicate air quality, changing colour on a scale ranging from blue to purple, depending on the degree of atmospheric pollution.

Ballon de Paris vue Seine et Tour Eiffel
The Parc André Citroën

Les Étincelles du Palais de la découverte

Pending the reopening of the Palais de la Découverte in 2025, why not visit the site’s temporary museum in the 15th arrondissement of Paris? You’ll find it just next to the André Citroën Park. The 770 m² site offers a chance to revise your school science lessons through a fun experimental approach. Games, presentations, facilitation workshops and much more, an enjoyable experience awaits adults and children at this culture venue that also features a planetarium.

Les étincelles du Palais de la découverte
Les Étincelles of the Palais de la découverte


Looking for a culinary experience to get your teeth into in the Paris Region? We have just the place for you! Cyril Lignac has opened a new Neapolitan restaurant in the 15th arrondissement. Welcome to Ischia! You’ll love the aubergine with parmesan and vitello tonnato, and the chef’s other delicious Mediterranean dishes. Be it for a romantic dinner or a meal with friends, from the food in the plate to the decoration, here you’ll savour the dolce vita the Parisian way. As elegant as it gets!


Trinquet Village

Find a piece of Southwest France… In southwest Paris. Soak up the Euskadi atmosphere at this former Basque pelota court on the banks of the Seine. This is a great place to party in a warm and friendly atmosphere. On the terrace lit by lanterns or inside the inviting Auberge de La Kontxa, a night out with friends has never tasted so good. Because you can’t beat a plate of grilled king prawns or Basque charcuterie before battling it out in an amusing blind test or taking to the dance floor until the early hours.


Fancy a helicopter ride for a bird’s-eye view of the Parc des Princes district? Revealing an amazing panoramic view of the Paris Region, this sky cruise is an unusual experience to say the least. Flying above the river Seine, you’ll admire the Bois de Boulogne, the Auteuil racecourse and the Saint-Cloud Estate, before landing in style at the Palace of Versailles… then boarding again for the return trip. A superb high-flying experience.

Helipass - Paris vu du ciel

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