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.
This was part of the lead up to the 2000 celebrations with a focus on peace, which was when the Wall For Peace at the Champ de Mars was inaugurated, plus 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, called Demeure X, which 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, and has also become a popular choice for meditation groups to come to.
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 makes this an unusual and unique place to visit, not forgetting many other tourist attractions in this area like Bercy Village and the pavilions with a fairground museum as well.
Visiting the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin
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 you have the Bercy stop serving lines 6 and 14.
Yet the Bus lines 24, 64, 87, 109 and 111 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N32, N35 and N130 will also get you close by, but the Jardin Yitzhak Rabin is also close to the Gare de Bercy that serves the TER and Intercities trains for those of you travelling from or to another part of France.
However, across the River Seine after walking over the Pont de Tolbiac bridge or the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, you could then reach the Biblitheque Francois-Mitterrand train station that serves the Metro line 14 along with the RER trains via the RER C line.
Paris Metro lines 1, 5, 6, 8, , 10, 14
Bus lines 24, 25, 29
Bus line 46
Bus line 57
Bus lines 61, 64, 64
Bus lines 71, 72, 77
Bus lines 87, 89
Bus line 91
Bus line 109
Bus line 111
Bus line 215
Bus line 325
Night bus lines N01, N02
Night bus lines N11, N16
Night bus lines N32, N33, N34, N35
Night bus lines N130, N131, N132, N133, N134
Night bus line N144
Train lines A, C, D, R