A refreshing jog in the forested park, Bois de Boulogne, can be the perfect break during a trip in the city. At the western side of the 16th arrondissement, this park is the second largest in Paris and dates back to the mid 1800’s. Its more than twice as large as Central Park in New York City, and has over 2,000 acres of terrain to explore.
On my trip to the park during a Sunday at midday, lots of people were out enjoying the scenery, locals and tourists alike, but what I appreciated about the experience was how easily one could hop on a trail and explore other areas of the park away from the noises and the bustling. There was even a babbling creek and spot to sit where I enjoyed some moments in nature alone.
Despite the area’s reputation as a popular tryst for clandestine romantic rendezvous, it doesn’t appear that this will affect you at least during the park’s popular visitor hours. Families on bikes, leaf covered trails, open grassy fields, and the architecturally stunning Foundation Louis Vuitton. These are the features that will catch your eye.