Comfort Hotel Orly Draveil
46 avenue de Bellevue
Phone: (33) 1 69731248
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The Parc Urbain Georges Brassens has enough space to host the annual International Circus Festival of Massy on its stretch of greenery, woods, ponds, and even a BMX track. It is named for the celebrated French singer, songwriter, and poet of the World War II era.
Some adventure and entertainment is surely a good idea while on a vacation. Creteil offers an immense variety of outdoor activities in its Base de Loisirs. As the name suggests, the place is the base for leisure and recreation. Located near the luxurious Novotel, this center offers an array of leisure facilities like a swimming pool, a playground, a water park and also provides for adventure activities like river rafting and kayaking. A fun filled destination, Base de Loisirs caters to all; individuals as well as groups. Visit the website for further details and booking procedures.
Cap Maitrise promises to provide you with an experience of a lifetime. If speed is what gets you going, then Cap's very own Marcoussis circuit could be a good start. And it's not just about watching the cars racing, but they also give you an opportunity to ride those 4-wheeler babies like a professional. The circuit located on Route de Couard is a 1.4 kilometer track, suitable for any beginner. Please check the website or call +33 8 2556 5911 for more details on training or upcoming tournaments.
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.
A city gym which stands out for its athletics course, the Centre Sportif Elisabeth is easily accessible by public transportation.
The excitement of the racetrack is easily accessible within the city of Paris, at one of the many events of the Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome. This facility is categorized in the Première (1) Categorie Nationale, and includes two circular tracks, reception halls, restaurants, and of course the stables. See website for scheduling details and panoramic views of the Hippodrome.
The Gymnase Marcel-Cerdan contains two multipurpose sports rooms, a martial arts room, and two additional sports rooms for tennis, volleyball, and basketball. Yoga and martial arts classes are offered. It is part of the Marcel-Cerdan Sports Complex along with the Marcel-Cerdan Stadium located on the Boulevard de Stalingrad, where two soccer fields, a racetrack, a bowling pitch, a climbing wall, and two more multipurpose sports rooms are available for patrons' active enjoyment.
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.
Each summer, Parisians and tourists can enjoy the sand, palm trees, and beach umbrellas installed along the banks of the Seine - but the river is much too murky and dirty for swimming. Enter Piscine Joséphine Baker to the rescue. The public pool, which can be found in the 13th arrondissement on a boat floating on the Seine, makes it nearly possible to really swim in the river. The boat boasts a retractable roof, swimming and wading pools, a sauna and hot tub, and plenty of deck space for sunbathing.
The main asset of this swimming pool is its location, opposite the 14th arrondissement's town hall, on the pretty Square de l'Aspirant. The pool measures 25 meters (82 feet) by 12.5 meters (41 feet), half the length of an Olympic sized pool. It is better avoided at lunchtime (from noon to 2p) and early evenings, since it gets very busy with the local workers during these times. Ten-session passes are available here, which also gives you access to other pools managed by the City of Paris.
This popular ice skating rink was established in 2002 through the combined efforts of Paris' town hall and the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy. It was named after the Norwegian champion of figure skating Sonja Henie, and at the time it was the only permanent skating rink in Paris. It continues to delight ice skating amateurs and aficionados alike with its frequent events including concerts, hockey matches, and DJ nights.
The geometrical lines of the carrés de la perspective garden greet visitors upon entering the Jardin des Plantes with marvelous effects of perspective created through careful planning and maintenance. In the 65-acre (26-hectare) botanical garden, bejeweled by flowerbeds, you'll find several attractions, including an alpine garden, a greenhouse split between a tropical winter garden, a Mexican desert ecosystem, and a rose and iris garden. Also visit the small zoo and explore one of the museums on site, which include the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and the Galerie de Paléontologie. The garden was first created in 1635 by Louis XIII's physician Guy de la Brosse to illustrate plants' medicinal properties to medical students. It opened to the public in 1640.