Parks and areas with water features and misters
fountain in Paris

It's hot, too hot. Quickly a corner with water! In addition to Parisian pools with small pool for children or Aquaboulevard which is of course a must in the summer, or finally the new swimmable area of Paris Beaches at Villettethere's the option of water games in some parks in Paris. Water games in Parisian parks are unfortunately still too rare. The nicest is of course the jardin d'acclimatation (you can easily spend the day there, but you have to pay to enter), but if you don't have enough time, don't forget the André Citroën park in the 15th or Martin Luther King Park in the 17th.. They are equipped with water games that your children will enjoy, for sure! To the north of Paris, the very large Courneuve park also has a very nice water playground.

Around the Forum des Halles (in the 1st)

  • Where: Nelson Mandela Park
  • When it's very hot, misting machines can be used to cool down
  • They are located in front of the main entrance of the Forum des Halles (Canopée)
Water misting system in the Halles district - heat wave

At the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne (in the 16th)

  • The Garden of Acclimation, it is 18 hectares of freshness and greenery in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne
  • To cool off, there is the paddling pool who faces the Grandes Ecuries. It is embellished with guns and fountains among which children love to get wet. The paddling pool is completed throughout the summer by giant slides from where the water rushes. Splashes guaranteed for children. ! Meanwhile, parents can enjoy the lounge chairs around the wading pool. Happiness !
  • On thepicnic area, other water points with a beautiful curtain of water, and large hoops that spread a cool and wet mist over those who cross them.
  • The whole park is equipped with atomizers nice during hot weather

Useful information

  • Hours: Every day from 10am to 8pm
  • Access to the woods: Carrefour des Sablons, Bois de Boulogne
  • Getting there: by metro, line 1 (Les Sablons station), - By bus, line 43 (Les Sablons stations)
  • PRICE: Free once paid the entrance of the garden: from 2.50 euros

In Vincennes (94)

  • On the square in front of the Vincennes town hall, misters are installed
  • They make the happiness of the smallest who have fun and refresh themselves there

At Paris Plage

  • Where : next to the Pont Neuf
  • When : from 10am to 6pm
  • They are called "parabrums"! They are showers that diffuse a fine refreshing mist

Place de la République (in the 10th district)

  • As soon as it is hot, the water mirror is activated
  • The misters refresh the atmosphere and us in the process!

At the Trocadero (Paris 16th)

  • The water cannons installed in the Trocadero basins (facing the Eiffel Tower) are not intended for swimming, nor for dipping (it is forbidden to dip your feet in them)
  • On the other hand, they bring a little freshness when you pass by

At Martin Luther King Park, in the 17th

  • Martin Luther King Park is one of the newest parks in Paris. Created in the Batignolles district, near Avenue de Clichy, on the grounds of a former freight station, it is part of this generation of new parks, designed around themes. 3 themes characterize the Martin Luther King Park: the seasons, sports and water
  • To cool off, this Parisian park has a space of water jets located between the gardens and ponds, in front of the Forge BuildingThese are 50 water jets  that allow everyone, young and old, to cool off. This system of water jets was inspired by that of the André Citroën Park. Kids love!

Useful information

  • Opening hours: Every day from 7am to 9.30pm
  • Access: 147, rue Cardinet Paris 17ème
  • How to get there: by metro, line 13 (Brochant station), - By RER (Pont Cardinet station)
  • PRICE: Free

In the park of La Courneuve (Georges-Valbon Park), in the 93 and 95

  • La Courneuve Park is located in Seine Saint-Denis and Val d'Oise. With 414 hectares, it is the 3rd largest green space around Paris after the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes. Created in the 70s, it is both a nature park and an amusement park. It is an ideal park for a family outing. You can relax, have a picnic, do some sport, go cycling and for the nature lovers you can take advantage of the 2 nature trails.
  • To refresh yourself, this park has a magnificent space of giant water jets. At the edge of the large lake, misters and water jets are installed during the summer in the Garden of the Senses.  Kids love!

Useful information

  • Hours: Every day from 7am to 8pm
  • How to get there: By bus: line 249 (Cemetery station), line 250 (Parc des Sports station), line 252 (Cité Floréal station)
    By RER: line B (La Courneuve Aubervilliers station)
    By Tram: line T11 (Dugny-La Courneuve station)
    By car: by motorway: A1, A86, direction Nanterre (exit La Courneuve Saint-Denis)
  • PRICE: Free

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