french lessons in PARIS - STORY ABOUT Le Bois de Boulogne
Le Bois de Boulogne
Well, I know what you're thinking: how can she present us a place with such unusual activities? You are right, le Bois de Boulogne is most famous for its shhhhhh.
But if I may say so, it has much more to offer. Let's start with a bit of history.
Once upon a time, le Bois de Boulogne was part of a huge forest: la forêt de Rouvray.
During the XIX century, Napoleon the Third decided to give the land to the Mairie de Paris. He wanted to had a river inside the Bois de Boulogne.
For technical reasons, the river became two lakes. In the meantime, new routes were created. More and more establishments were added in the wood : like le Chalet des iles, le kiosque de l'empereur and l'hippodrome de Longchamp.
Today, le bois de Boulogne is a place for loisirs. In fact, you can find everything you want in it. But what a strange mind, I wasn't thinking what you're thinking.
In the Northern part of the park you can find le Jardin d'Acclimatation, a play center for children. For the grown-ups (not that you won't like the children's center (parc d’amusement), but you might like something else), you can find golf courts, riding centers (centres équestres), hippodromes. During the summer, there are many festive events organised such as JeudiXLongchamp, La Clairière and various music festivals. If you enjoy running and cycling, you will love it there, the Bois de Boulogne is big. It is three times the size of Hyde Park in London.
If you are more into relaxing activities, you can also just relax and take a nap near one of its lakes. You can also do some water barking in the lake or take a very peaceful walk in the woods. Once again, it isn't what you think. Perverted mind.
It is also a cultural site, with the Louis Vuitton Foundation and the Good Planet Foundation.
If you want to experience the history of the place, you can also have a walk in the beautiful Parc de Bagatelle and this collection of roses.
I hope I have managed to convince you how wonderful this park is.
There is a very famous French saying : "on ne juge pas un livre à sa premiere page". Please don't judge the Bois de Boulogne by its cover.
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