The Parc de Bercy is composed of three gardens that have been joined together. Spanning a total of around fourteen hectares it is considered one of the most important parks in Paris, France, although relatively few tourists visit it. The park is located in the city’s 12th arrondisement, which is also home to the Promenade Plantee, the Zoo de Vincennes, Viaduc des arts, and the Gare de Lyon. Several major architects, Bernard Leroy, Bernard Huet, Jean-Pierre Feugas, and Madeleine Ferrand, and landscapers, Philippe Raguin and Ian Le Caisne, have contributed to the park’s look and feel during a period that lasted from 1993 to 1997.
Each garden has a different theme. The Large Meadow consists of wide spaces lined with lush trees. The Plant Beds, as its name suggests, contains a variety of flowering plants. The Romantic Gardens is well known for its serene ponds which are home to a variety of colourful fishes. The park is open every day and even on certain public holidays. Guided tours are offered and those interested can stop by the park office to get more information. Many people come to the Parc de Bercy to play games or enjoy the quiet surroundings. The area surrounding the park is full of little cafes and shops and deserves a little attention as well.
In terms of sheer numbers, no holiday destination receives the tourist volume that Paris does on an annual basis. The French capital, also known as the ‘City of Light’, is home to quite a few iconic sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Moulin Rouge. The best way to tour the metropolis is by foot, although one should consider renting a scooter. Using a car is not always wise as the Parisian traffic can be quite heavy.
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