Parc de Bercy

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Parc de Bercy information

Paris , France
rue Paul Belmondo
Getting there
Metro: Cour St-Émilion or Bercy
Opening hours
8am-sunset Mon-Fri, from 9am Sat & Sun
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Built atop the site of a former wine depot, this large, well-landscaped park is a great place to break for a picnic and let the kids run free. Bercy reached its height as the ‘world’s wine cellar’ in the 19th century: it was right on the Seine, close to Paris yet outside the city walls, meaning that shipping was convenient and commerce tax-free.

Vestiges of its former incarnation are spread across the park and the Cour St-Émilion, where the warehouses were located. In some spots you’ll see the old railroad tracks; in others you’ll find grape vines.