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Jardin Nelson-Mandela

Les Halles
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Address: 1 rue Pierre Lescot | Entrée au pied de la bourse du Commerce, 75001 Paris, France (Formerly Jardin des enfants aux Halles)
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+33 1 45 08 07 18

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Very Good Pale for Kids

I am attracted by its name Nelson Mandela Garden and decided to visit as we were in the area. We found it is the playground for the kids.

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing worse than psyching kids up for an awesome playground then having them arrive to (literally) a huge lock on the door! It's winter, there were only a handful of kids inside, but apparently they allow children in only once an hour (they had just missed the entry). There is nothing about this on their website (I had done my... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I am attracted by its name Nelson Mandela Garden and decided to visit as we were in the area. We found it is the playground for the kids.

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Bristol, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Be warned you can't simply turn up and play like any other playground. They only allow entry at specific times (e.g. on the hour) and no matter how much your child wants, will not come over and open the gate at other times. Such a shame because one of the best play areas in Paris is being wasted, as wistful... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

After reading about this fabulous new playground on a blog, I put it on our must do list while we were in Paris. I had read that they take reservations for this playground, but as we were visiting in May, I figured it wouldn't be as crowded as in the summer. Unfortunately, on the Friday in May which we went,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

I took my children to Paris, and we basically stumbled onto this place on a Saturday afternoon when they are open to both children and adults for 4 hours. My kids (ages 7 and 8) met other children from Paris and London and had a blast. We came back several times the following week when the park is closed to... More 

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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