Saturday, 19 November 2011

Bois de Boulogne

I was fortunate enough to be staying close by to the Bois de Boulogne- a huge park just West of the city. It was a former forest designated as a royal hunting ground that is currently more than twice the size of Central Park. Because of it's size and relative isolation, it's become a bit of a red-light district, with prostitutes hanging around at all hours in the open.

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It was a lovely park despite some sketchy isolated areas. There were lots of dog walkers and Parisians enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather.

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There are two livery stables where you can ride horses through the park, plus Longchamps Racecourse is in the south watching your step on some of these paths was a priority. It really seemed much further out of Paris than it was...every once in a while, I could glimpse the top of the Eiffel Tower just beyond the tree tops.

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