Comfort Hotel Champigny Sur Marne
143, rue Alexandre Fourny
Phone: (33) 1 49830142
Fax: (33) 1 49831777
A wonderland for the little ones, Gulli Parc guarantees a whole day of fun. The 1000 square meter (10764 square feet) space is entirely indoors, and there are numerous attractions to keep the kids busy. There are climbing walls, construction games, monkey bridges, mini electric karts and many more attractions. You can also utilize this space to organize a birthday party your child will never forget.
This church, while retaining its function as a sacred space, is rendered utterly modern by the character and design of its architecture. Created by André Schulz in 1993, the simple, straightforward appearance creates a welcoming atmosphere in an original fashion. Respect for the past is shown through traditional symbols such as a lightwell bringing rays of sunlight into the church, and a stone from the Basilique Saint-Denis incorporated into one of the walls. The sunlight streaming through the lightwell and through eight colorful stained-glass windows makes the place a pleasant center of contemplation and meditation.
One of the most important marinas of the Parisian suburbs, Nogent-sur-Marne's marina is certainly one of the loveliest located on the Marne's riverside near the guinguettes. With the latest equipments, the marina can accommodate long boats for long stays or daily stays. You can cross the Arts footbridge and walk along the riverside to enjoy the romantic environment, or you can simply stop and have a drink at the marina's café. Many activities are available, as well as renting of paddle boats, motor boats and electric boats. Sightseeing tours are provided every weekend in the summer by Vedettes du Pont-Neuf.
Located at the east of the Bois de Vincennes, the tropical garden is a strange and deserted place. Founded in 1899, tropical plants were grown in greenhouses. Then, for the 1907 colonial exhibition, several pavilions were built and five villages typical of the French colonies were recreated. Most of these buildings can still be seen today, as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian bridges, a Chinese gate, a small greenhouse… all surrounded by a wild vegetation. After the First World War, several war memorials were raised in memory of the soldiers of the former colonies. For more information, call +33 8 3668 3112.
The arboretum of École du Breuil is a vast complex containing 1300 trees of 500 different species and varieties. This beautiful arboretum is located in the Bois de Vincennes beside the Du Breuil horticultural school. It benefits from a wonderful quietness which squirrels and rabbits appreciate too! All the trees are labeled: you will see conifers, oaks, lime trees, poplars, etc. There are display panels about location of the different species, ecology and fauna. It is possible to have a guided tour as well as take gardening courses. Don t miss the pond and the Cercidiphyllum japonicum (its leaves smell of caramel in autumn), the Eucalyptus largiflorens (black gum) with autumn red leaves as well as the cunninghamia, a rare Chinese conifer.
Located in the green Wood of Vincennes, the Floral garden proposes two free musical demonstrations of very great quality. The park offers both classical (Saturdays) and jazz (Sundays), for four months out of the year (early June-late September). Arrive early to meet the musicians. A magnificent setting for diverse and always very high-quality concerts.
The largest park in Paris was originally a forest named Vilcena which surrounded Lutèce (the Gaul name for Paris) and became the property of the King in the 11th Century. Following its destruction during the Revolution, the army installed themselves here in 1794. It was only in 1857 that Napoleon III decided to transform it into an English-style park and it took three years of work. Today, it looks very much the way it did after the renovations: vast lawns, charming paths and a stunning network of waterfalls, islands and pools. The three lakes, Minimes, Saint Mandé and Gravelle were put in at this time. When the city of Paris took over the park in 1860, they added the lac de Daumesnil. Visitors can rent boats on the lakes, explore the tropical garden, the Buddhist and Tibetan temples and visit the Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens.
Built in a neo-Renaissance style in the late 19th Century (1887-1891), the Hôtel de Ville of Vincennes possesses an imposing elegance with its symmetrical windows, exterior detailing, and lofty rooftop topped by a bell tower. Inside, magnificent staircases sweep past one another under an intricate cupola with a diameter of over 12 meters (40 feet). Beautiful frescoes, paintings, and local artisanal porcelain are some of the historic and artistic treasures within this architectural gem. Space is available in the Salle des Fêtes (party room) for selected special events.
This imposing building wasn't built in a day. In the 12th Century, King Philippe-Auguste commissioned the construction of a manor house in the Bois de Vincennes. It was fortified two centuries later. Its flamboyant Gothic-style chapel wasn't finished until the 15th Century and it was King Louis XV who, in the 18th Century, added the King and Queen's pavilions. The First Empire saw the takeover by the army of the castle, which became an arsenal. There are today two museums in the dungeon and the royal pavilions. The Sainte-Chapelle has a nave and rose-windows in magnificent stone.
The Eglise Réformée de France is one of the many churches in Paris that is dedicated to the cultural upkeep of the city. At this church various events are conducted such as church gatherings, concerts, plays and more. The Eglise Réformée de France is a beautiful neo-classic structure which acts as a significant landmark in the city. A must visit for all!
With three locations just outside Paris, Aventure Aventure is France's premiere outdoor adventure theme park. Featuring expansive rope courses and exciting ziplines through the majestic Tyrolean forest, the park caters to individual explorers as well as families, businesses, and schools.
Conservation and reproduction is the name of the game at the Paris zoological park. With over 150 births a year, this park is doing what it can to avoid extinction of rare species. 1200 animals, 600 birds of 82 species and rare animals like the giant panda reside at the zoological park. The 15 hectares (37 acres) of land with creatures like mouflons, markhors, otters and vultures surrounding you will leave you rejuvenated and re-energized. Information: check the administration office.