For all the month of January 2013, one of Paris’s most charming parks, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is offering free entry every Monday. While guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg during this time are lucky to be able to take advantage of this offer, guests staying in Paris during the month of February will have their chance to visit for free as well.
This is because on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is also opening its doors to visitors free of charge. That day, the park is organizing a large parade to celebrate the Carnaval. While the huge Carnaval de Paris is taking place on the previous Sunday, February 10, the Jardin’s parade will allow families to have their very own event. Free entry is offered only to those in costume, so parents and children should make sure to be appropriately dressed up.
The parade will march through the park until participants reach the small farm in the Jardin. There, participants will be able to enjoy hot choclate and candy, a delicious reward for their efforts.
For those who cannot get enough of parades, the main event — the Carnaval de Paris — begins at 2 p.m. at place Gambetta, which is located in the 20th arrondissement. This parade, which is organized around the theme “The World of Toys,” will go through several arrondissements of Paris, including the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th.
As for those who want to experience more of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, they can explore the park’s train ride, enchanted river, butterflies and poney rides whenever they want. In the springtime, the park will open a new wooded area intended for walks, outdoor games and picnics.
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