Bois de Boulogne


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Bois de Boulogne

(bwä də bo͞olô`nyə), park in Paris, France, bordering on the western suburb of Neuilly-sur-SeineNeuilly-sur-Seine
, city (1991 pop. 62,033), Hauts-de-Seine dept., N central France. One of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine also manufactures machines, boilers, and precision instruments. The American Hospital of Paris is there.
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. A favorite pleasure ground since the 17th cent., the park contains the race courses of Auteuil and Longchamps and many delightful promenades and bridle paths.

Bois de Boulogne

 

a park on the western outskirts of Paris with an area of 848 hectares. It arose on the site of a wooded massif owned in the eighth century by the Abbey of Saint Denis and in the 16th to 18th centuries by the French kings. In the 17th century the park became a place for promenades. Its first lanes were built in 1815. In 1854 it was laid out in the style of landscaped parks according to the plans of G. J. A. Davioud and the engineer J. C. Alphand. It is a traditional area of recreation for Parisians.

REFERENCE

Augé de Lassus, L. Le Bois de Boulogne et ses alentours. Paris, 1952.

Bois de Boulogne

a large park in W Paris, formerly a forest: includes the racecourses of Auteuil and Longchamp
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