Bois de Boulogne

Posted by Paris Popcorn On 7:40 PM

Paddle and chill at the Bois de Boulogne

Now here's a fun thing to do on one of the rare hot days in Paris….head over to the Bois de Boulogne, hire a raft with a group of friends and paddle around the lake.

Perfect opportunity to take in the wonderful views – and I'm not talking just about the natural scenery but also the 'dynamics' between couples on a raft - some get romantic, others showoff muscle power – either way, its mostly where Parisians just chill and pretend they are in the country-side. The Bois de Boulogne is just a very cool spot for a picnic, some touch rugby and of course paddling on the lake. It is located in the 16th aarondissement and apparently is bigger than New York's Central Park, it is the subject matter of one of Edouard Manet's paintings and apparently by night, it is one of Paris's most renowned red-light districts! Ooolala!!

(by the way, for non-French speakers, this name can be a bit of a mouth-full to pronounce, so here is some phonetic help "bwa de boolon")