For nearly a hundred years (from 1860 to 1970), wine warehouses occupied the Bercy halls. While a few remnants have been preserved by the park, the neighborhood has undergone spectacular transformations since the end of the 20th century. Over the past 15 years, the former "chais" (places where vinification takes place) have been extensively transformed with the redevelopment of the new district. The "new Bercy" now extends all around its park, composed of three gardens. To the north of the park is the Palais Omnisports, and to the south is Bercy Village, alongside the enormous Bercy-Expo, which has been renamed the "Lumière" building.
Nature and Sports!
Located in the heart of the business district, the Bercy Park brings together three gardens that stretch from the Palais Omnisports to Bercy Village. With its 14 hectares, Bercy Park is one of the largest parks in the capital and the main green space in the southeast of Paris. Featuring magnificent centuries-old trees, a beautiful vegetable garden, a rose garden, and a vineyard that recalls what Bercy used to be, it is undoubtedly the ideal place to take a "green" break amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
The park also benefits from its connection to the National Library of France through the Simone-de-Beauvoir Footbridge that crosses the Seine. The park is also home to the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, a peculiar pyramid-shaped building with its walls covered in grass. It is within these green walls that the city's major sports and music events take place. The Palais hosts the biggest sports and music events in the capital. Moreover, the pavilion of the Palais is a gathering place for many young enthusiasts of skateboarding, rollerblading, or biking who perform their acrobatic tricks on the three ramps of the Skatepark (now protected by a roof).
If you walk along the park towards the Seine and turn left onto François Truffaut Street, you will come across the entrance of Bercy Village shopping center. After hosting the world's largest wine market for over a century, the former wine cellars of Bercy now house around thirty shops, restaurants, and outdoor art exhibitions. Open even on Sundays, Bercy Village is a true playground for shopping addicts. A large UGC complex has also found its place there, the UGC Ciné Cité Bercy. Finally, wine enthusiasts will appreciate the tastings at the original Chai 33, a lounge bar-restaurant that blends wine tradition with modernity.
Far from being just a temple of consumption, Bercy Village embodies a new concept, combining high-quality stores with a perpetual and varied cultural program. A wide range of artistic events (animations, exhibitions...) completely free of charge accompanies the commercial offering of this large Parisian center.
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