Jardin Yitzhak Rabin Garden in Paris
This garden is dedicated to a gentleman who won the Nobel Peace prize and is located within the Parc de Bercy in Paris with numerous different water features and areas for children to play or relax and discover.
About the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin Garden
Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician and military general who was also the Prime Minister of Israel on two separate occasions, and along with Shimon Peres and Yasir Arafat he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
However, unfortunately, his life came to an untimely end when he was assassinated in Tel Aviv on 4th November 1995 by an Israeli radical who was opposed to Yitzhak Rabin signing the Oslo Accords, which was while he was still serving in office as the Prime Minister of Israel.
And so, the Mayor of Paris decided to dedicate a garden in his memory, which was designed by several landscape architects, and now spreads over several areas within the Parc de Bercy.
It was inaugurated on the 5th November 1999 in the presence of the son and daughter of Yitzhak Rabin along with many other dignitaries present including one of the other Nobel Peace Prize winners Shimon Peres, the Interior Minister, etc.
And was part of the lead up to the 2000 celebrations with a focus on peace, which was when the Wall For Peace was inaugurated, a plaque positioned on one of the railings surrounding the garden was also unveiled at the ceremony in honour of Yitzhak Rabin.
Now within the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin you can discover water features including what looks like a small canal surrounded by columns and seating areas along with formal gardens, meandering paths lined with greenery and well kept lawns.
Yet the lake that links with the Pavillon du Lac, which is home to the Agence Parisienne du Climat, is also home to turtles and ducks along with a monument statue that was produced by Etienne Martin, can also be found within the garden.
There are also many other unusual features that will keep your eyes wandering and mind active in this tranquil and peaceful setting, which was the main aim for a haven of peace that all the family could enjoy.
So whether you are just on holiday in Paris or a resident in this incredible city, and no matter what season you visit, there are different plants, trees, flowers and wildlife you can discover, which make this an unusual and unique place to visit.
Visiting the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin Garden in Paris
As we have already mentioned, you will find the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin Garden located within the Parc de Bercy in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris close to the River Seine and numerous other tourist attractions in Paris.
And when it comes to reaching this lovely garden via public transport in Paris, the nearest Metro station is the Cour St Emilion stop via line 14, or alternatively the bus numbers 24, 64, 109 and 111 will also get you close by.
However, across the River Seine after walking over the Pont de Tolbiac bridge or the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, you could reach the Biblitheque Francois-Mitterrand station that serves the Metro line 14 along with the RER trains via line C.
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Jardin Yitzhak Rabin
Parc de Bercy
Ile de France
Tourist attractions close by
- Parc de Bercy Park
- Bercy Village
- History of Bercy in Paris
- The Pavillons de Bercy
- Musee des Arts Forains Fairground Museums
- Maison du Jardinage House of Gardening
- Chai 33 Restaurant
- La Cinematheque Francaise Cinema
- Musee de la Cinematheque Museum
- Le 51 Restaurant
- Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy Stadium POPB
- Agence Parisienne du Climat
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