PARIS: EAT SEE PLAY SHOP SLEEP TIPS OUT OF TOWN

20TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Parc de Belleville

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The Parc de Belleville used to be just a normal city park, nothing to write home about. But thanks to strict safety laws, the play area in the park had to be closed down and re-opened with a play structure that is worth a visit, especially if you have boys with a surplus of energy!

It is called the “village en bois” — the wooden village — and is built on a side of a hill so you have to climb up a fair few steps (hence the before mentioned energy burning). On the way down the children are rewarded by a massively long slide that goes all the way down again. Parc-de-Belleville-Aire-de-jeux-1-|-630x405-|-©-Base

 

The whole play structure is divided into three parts, depending on the age of the children. There is a whole philosophy behind this structure — city children don’t often have the chance to push themselves physically and learn how far they can go. This structure is designed for children to push themselves a little bit further than they would normally do and learn to be more confident. When you are done exploring the play area (it isn’t huge) I highly recommend climbing to the top of the hill, as you will be rewarded with one of the best views all over Paris…


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June 27, 2010

[…] area at the Parc de Belleville: This play area is our favourite place to go at the moment. It has been built specifically for city […]


April 29, 2016

[…] I have been discovering lots of BOY friendly activities here in Paris — a far cry away from the usual shopping and coffee-drinking that you normally associate with this city. I reckon our Babyccino Boys Theme week is the perfect opportunity to share them with you… […]


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